About Durepos Literary
Getting the Words Right
Durepos Literary helps writers find their voices and gets them prepared for publication.
As a literary consultant, I offer coaching services and publishing guidance to a broad range of artists who are looking to connect with new audiences, better understand the book industry, and get published.
More than anything, I'm interested in helping writers develop books they are passionate about, navigate the publishing process, and enjoy the journey,
Meet Joe Durepos
As a lover of stories and a passionate supporter of books, I've worked all across the publishing landscape - from stocking shelves at neighborhood bookshops to representing authors to handling acquisitions for a leading publisher - I've even read books with statues, apparently.
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"Writing is a Craft,
Publishing is a Business"
- Amy Berkower Weiss | Literary Agent, Writer's House
I consider this a mantra of Durepos Literary. My goal is to help writers hone their voices (the craft), and get them prepared for publication (the business).
Over the course of my career in publishing and literature, I've helped bring hundreds of titles to thousands of bookshelves. I've worked with numerous bestselling authors, and have seen projects enjoy remarkable critical success.
Please explore some select projects I have contributed to.
From Clients & Colleagues
NOTES & TESTIMONIALS
"Joe would not accept anything less than my best. He made me work harder than any other person ever has in my life. He believed in me when I did not believe in myself, saw something in me and my writing, and he mentored and encouraged me until he knew I saw it, too."