Publisher’s Desk is an online tool for authors, agents and publishers. Authors register, fill out a profile and upload content, from essays to full length book manuscripts, and agents (2,300+) and publishers (13,900+) are then able to search for content. According to Publisher’s Desk they’ve already facilitated over 1,800 published works, with dozens of connections made daily between authors and publishing professionals.
We tested the site and it’s easy to register, fill out a profile and upload your original work. This site comes with a fee ($49.99 for six months or $59.99 for a full year’s subscription) but you CAN register without paying and enjoy free exposure, too. That’s because once a month the site promotes what they call “Desk Day.” During the 24 hour desk day promotions, all your registered works will be offered to agents and/or publishers. So, even if you have not yet subscribed, it’s worth it to register and leave your works online to be seen by the hundreds of agents and publishers who can login and view all available work.
This is a clever and innovative way to connect authors and publishers without scads of emails and slush piles. And it’s easier for agents and publishers because they can enter search terms for the sort of work they’re seeking, whether genre or subject keywords. They can read an author’s resume, their book synopsis, download the book and connect directly with the author if they like what they see!
Learn more from their video below and let us know what you think of the site!