Finishing your book is just the beginning
We understand the frustration—you’ve spent long hours, nights and weekends writing your book, and now it’s time to get published. You’ve scoured the internet for help and found a dozen opinions, a hundred dead links to agents’ websites, conflicting advice on forums, and are getting nowhere.
It doesn’t have to be this hard. Authors across the country are using Spineless to find the right publishing agent. You can too.
How it Works
Submit your book manuscript
Use our easy form to upload your information
We email your manuscript
We send it to the right agents using our optimized email template
Get replies from agents
Any replies from agents go straight to your inbox
The Best Chance, Now Available to All
Spineless sends your manuscript to all the right agents.
But until now, it’s never been easy for authors to find agents. We’ve all been there; poring through publisher sites and buying outdated lists and pro memberships just to find a couple agents to email. Now there’s a better way. Spineless maintains the most up-to-date and comprehensive agent contact list, ever.
The secret sauce is in our obsessively optimized email template—it makes it so much easier for agents to spend time on manuscripts sent with Spineless. Your book can finally get the attention it deserves.
Agents need a better way to find books to publish, and authors need an easy way to get their book to all the right agents. Spineless fixes both of these problems with a simple, affordable solution.
Can't I just self-publish?
Yes, if you’re a marketing genius, or don’t mind whether your book sells.
Self-publishing is tempting because your book can be in a marketplace or ordered as a physical object, and sometimes you can make a higher margin of the sales price. But, self-publishing is putting the cart before the horse. A publishing agent will shop your book in a way that is most effective depending on your genre, release time of year, and their publisher’s genre specialities. This is a tried and true approach to getting books recognized enough to become a New York Times bestseller.
Self-publishing isn’t effective because it just dumps your book into a sea of other books with no means to stand out to the right audiences—let alone the wider world of several legitimate book marketplaces. While you could technically get a physical copy of your book, it won’t be the commercial success that it could have been.
What can an agent do for me?
Once you’re signed to an agent (or more accurately, the publishing company they work for), they will typically perform useful services for your publication, such as:
- Creating a website to market your book, and either a) teaching you how to post to it, or b) they will supply a content marketer to post on your behalf.
- Creating social media accounts for you, and either a) teaching you how to post to them, or b) they will supply a content marketer to post on your behalf.
- Organizing a book tour, which typically involves traveling, hotels, and booking events designed to promote your book.
- Arranging interviews about your book with media outlets, which may include YouTube channels, TV and radio stations, book clubs, or podcasts.
- Working with you to edit your book.
- Working with you to design a cover image for your book.
- Designing the inside page layout of your book.
- Setting up studio time to record an audio version of your book.
The services included in your deal will vary from one publisher to another. If you self-publish, you’re responsible for doing all these things yourself.
Are responses guaranteed?
No. There are a lot of variables that go into replies from agents, and we can’t control them. However, Spineless is designed so that you have the best possible chance of finding the right agent for your book.
Have a question?
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Strategic Email Design
We design and write our proprietary email so your book has its best chance.
Agents Love This Way
Instead of spamming agents, they prefer our targeted, thoughtful approach.
Once your book is sent, you’ll hear back from agents directly, with no middleman.
Author Success Stories
I should have bit the bullet sooner. I wasted so much time trying to find an agent myself.
After Spineless sent my email I got replies from agents that same week and ended up finding the agent that was perfect for me!
As a first-time author I appreciated how efficient and convenient it was to get my book into the right hands.
I felt like Spineless had my back when I didn’t know what I was doing. They know how to speak the agents’ language. Thank you for your service.
My friend told me about Spineless. It felt kinda pricey, but ended up being worth it when you consider how much time you’ll save.
My book got published and my new agent was there helping me through the whole journey.
You’re not locked into anything. It’s a one-time flat fee, keeping it simple.
We'll Guide You
We eliminate the guesswork through our simple, short-form process.
Works on Any Device
Both our service and your agent emails are formatted perfectly on any device.
The Spineless method is 100% backed by research and is constantly being refined.
Send Your Book
- • Access thousands of agents in our exclusive contact database
- • Send your manuscript in our proprietary, research-backed email template
- • One-time fee, no hidden costs and no middleman