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Lucinda Literary Presents GET SIGNED

Discover the fastest way to break into book publishing

You know that a book is a calling card to establish yourself as a true thought leader, scale your message, ramp up your speaking career, and make money in your sleep. The problem is: there’s never been a clear way for new authors to break in.

Hundreds of thousands of books get pitched every single year, and very few get accepted.

If you’re struggling to get signed by an agent, despite querying extensively, you’re definitely not alone.

But here’s some good news: there are proven techniques you can use to get noticed, get responses, and drastically increase your chances of getting signed by an agent or publisher.

Where can you learn these strategies? The best place is from an actual agent.

Unlike a blogger who might not have any personal experience, or even an author whose experience is limited to their specific situation, an agent can teach to the test in ways that transcend genre and author differences.

That’s why I created the Get Signed™ course for adult fiction and nonfiction writers.

As a literary agent and founder of Manhattan agency, Lucinda Literary, I can show you exactly what other agents are looking for and break down the process of getting signed into clear, doable steps.

Here’s what you will discover:

  • What agents and publishers always look for in authors and book ideas
  • The right (and wrong) ways to find and communicate with agents and publishers
  • Best practices for researching and contacting agents
  • What’s needed to craft a successful query letter
  • The most common query letter mistakes
  • How to interview and select the right agent
  • All about your existing platform: tips for strengthening and highlighting yours, shame-free self-marketing, and what agents and publishers need to see
  • Client case studies and industry trends: what makes for 6-7 figure book deals

Plus, you’ll hear directly from the mouths of editors, authors, marketers, and more on what you need to be successful in today’s competitive market in this exclusive recording, featuring live advice given to previous students. 

We’ve designed this course to be affordable for every author

Book deals with major publishers usually start at around $20,000, and they can range as high as six figures or even seven figures.

While every situation is different and no one knows what the future holds, those are the kinds of deals we want to make possible for you with this program.

Even a $5,000 deal with a smaller publisher can allow you to get your foot in the door and work toward bigger and better things.

That’s why we offer this complete course for only $397.

We want it to pay for itself many times over should it help you get a book deal like it has for past students.

Testimonials for Get Signed™


  • Join a network of other writers, with the opportunity to have exclusive access to our private Facebook group

  • Get permanent access to course videos, takeaways, and assignments

  • Receive industry insights directly from Lucinda and other publishing experts, including established authors and editors

  • A lifetime value of insider wisdom that will save you time and money so you can actually get responses from agents and publishers

More Testimonials from the First Graduating Class

“Get Signed is an excellent masterclass! It’s packed with valuable information, insider insights, and actionable tips. Most importantly, it delivered on its promise—I’m proud to say after implementing the advice of the course and Lucinda, I did indeed get signed with an agent and landed a book deal with a major publishing house! I definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to successfully navigate the publishing process. Lucinda is the best.”
—Dr. Mary Anderson

“Lucinda’s courses are an invaluable resource for authors facing the daunting task of getting their book to market. Get Signed is well-organized, crammed with important information and absolutely worth the fee. Lucinda Halpern is highly experienced, giving and perceptive — in short, she’s the real deal!”
—Peter Melnick

“Lucinda combines a positive attitude with constructive criticism to give authors inspiration and specific guidance. Her experience and advice is relevant for both new authors and those already published. My query letter improved immensely through this course to shine at its best. I have renewed hope.”
—Heather Buchanan

“For writers who are not New York adjacent, the opportunity to meet and learn from an established literary agent is invaluable.”
—Participating writer

“Lucinda is especially adept at navigating a group of very different people (who are at different points in the process), making sure everyone gets heard and learns a lot, and ensuring that all participants get connected and learn something from each other as well. The program is interesting, illuminating, and makes what can be an overwhelming process navigable, and fun!”
—Leanne Shear

“Being part of Lucinda’s class removed all of the isolation and mystery around the publishing process I’d felt working on my manuscript. I now know what it takes to break through, and feel so happy and confident in the publishing path I’ve chosen. Thank you, Lucinda, for offering this needed and valuable course!”
—Participating writer

Troy Hadeed“Get Signed was everything I hoped it would be. Having already written a book, I was trying to understand the ins and outs of the publishing world and get some guidance regarding my next steps. Not only did Lucinda’s warm and inviting energy quickly create a sense of community among everyone participating, but Lucinda gave me all the clarity I needed. She answered any questions I could dream up, grounded me, inspired me, and set me straight on my road to getting signed.”

—Troy Hadeed

Get the course now for only  $397

Includes all four session recordings, key takeaways and exercises, and access to our private Facebook community and inbox upon completion of this course.


1. Why do I need this course?

  • You’ve contacted agents and publishers, but aren’t receiving meaningful feedback
  • You’re considering a new career path, or are eager to earn royalties in your sleep
  • You’ve always dreamed about publishing a book
  • You have a great book idea, and want to create or improve your pitch

2. How can I be sure the event is worth the cost?

This course offers information and guest experts that you will not find elsewhere and can apply right away, led by a New York literary agent. Given that a book deal with a traditional publisher begins at a $5-10,000 advance that can go as high as 7 figures, writers who apply what they’ve learned from this course successfully will see exponential return on their investment.
3. Who is this course for?
  • Writers brand new to the publishing process
  • Aspiring authors who are unsure of whether they should self-publish or pursue traditional publishing
  • Seasoned queriers looking to step up their submissions game and get a response to their work
  • Published authors re-entering the marketplace

4. How much time will it take to review the course?

Each lesson is roughly 60 minutes with limited Q&A. The assignments to complete (optionally) in between lessons may take up to two hours maximum. From start to finish, this should take no more than eight hours to complete. This course is designed to weave easily into your existing obligations.

5. What are the benefits of taking this course?

In Get Signed, you will learn…

  • The right publishing path for you, the right goals, and the audience your book serves
  • What a literary agent does (and if you need one, where to look)
  • Answers to questions, such as: if I’ve self-published, how does this affect my career?
  • What bad publishing practices to be wary of
  • Best practices for researching and contacting agents
  • What’s needed to craft a successful query letter and the most common query letter mistakes
  • How to interview and select the right agent
  • What you’re missing in your social media efforts
  • What publishers really mean by “platform” and easy, shame-free ways to think about marketing

6. If I’ve been published before, or if I plan to self-publish, will the course be useful to me?

Absolutely. This course speaks to the pros and cons of all publishing paths, and gives perspective on what’s most important to publishers and readers today (and always). Because we spend a large portion of time discussing marketing, the course is designed to help those more effectively market their work to readers, even if they ultimately choose to self-publish.

7. Does Get Signed guarantee me representation from Lucinda Literary, another agent, or a publishing contract?

Get Signed was designed to help writers drastically increase their chances of getting notice and response using tried-and-true strategies that have won us, and won book deals. As one of our workshop attendees said, we help you “unlearn all the bad publishing advice you’ve been told.” We unfortunately cannot guarantee representation by Lucinda Literary or any other firm as a result of taking our program.

8. Will I have the opportunity to get individualized feedback if I complete the course?

Yes! If you’re interested in discussing your progress with Lucinda and/or other writers in our community, your enrollment in Get Signed automatically grants you the opportunity to join our Private Facebook Group. You can separately book face-to-face time with Lucinda on our Workshops and Consultations page.

Want to learn more and get the course curriculum? Email an associate of Lucinda Literary!

Disclaimer: Get Signed™ is intended to help any fiction or nonfiction author at any stage in the querying process. It will not guarantee an agent or a book deal. Please note that by providing your email as you enroll in this event, you will receive future emails from Lucinda Literary. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

If you did not find this course helpful, refunds are available for 10 days after the purchase date.