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Hasu August, author of The Evidence of Her Life (Earnshaw Books, 2024), provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Hasu worked with Mark to improve her query letter, synopsis, and manuscript prior to getting requests for more material from literary agents, and then a book deal. Scroll below to learn more. Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews. And click here to learn more about Literary Agent Undercover and The Bestselling Author after you read the review about Mark Malatesta below by Hasu.

Mark Malatesta Review by Hasu August

Author HA headshot photo, smiling and wearing glassesI met my publisher and signed the contract. It’s exciting! They don’t think my book needs heavy editing, but we talked about how to promote it. The day I found out I had a book deal, I got an email saying the publisher had reviewed my book. The rest of the message said they were interested in publishing my book.

It didn’t feel real.

I looked at that email the whole night and the next day. I thought, Oh my God! Mark is a genius. He was right. You always said you believed in my work, I listened, and now I’m very happy. Without you, I would have given up hope. It took me years and many failures to get a publisher, but you helped me hang on and keep hope alive when I was frustrated. Your messages always cheered me up, and you didn’t make me feel bad when I stopped sending queries for a while.

Sometimes, when you talk with a professional, they don’t understand your feelings. You’re always encouraging, which is unusual. You’re very human. I enjoyed the journey with you just as much as the outcome. I’m really happy about that. At my age I’m quite skeptical. When I started looking at articles on the Internet about how to approach agents, they all look similar. Your articles were unique. That’s why I approached you and now I’m glad I found you and worked with you.

Thank you very much, and let’s keep in touch.

Hasu August
The Evidence of Her Life
Earnshaw Books (2024)

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