Publishing/Writing: Insights, News, Intrigue

03/26/2009

Multi-Agent Interest: Research Conclusion

Filed under: Uncategorized — gator1965 @ 7:49 pm

After querying several knowledgeable resources it seems literary agents will not do a damn thing for you until they get you under contract! And this includes representing your work to publishers who are the ones that would bid for your work if interested.

Literary agents do not bid to “represent” you; they get a good project from an already signed client in front of several publishers who then bid on the work…(this is important because it will determine the size of your advance…and the agent’s take!)

However, should several agents ever call you simultaneously and offer “representation”…pick the one you feel has the best track record and treated you the best on their phone contacts…After all when they were interviewing you over the phone…you were also interviewing them!

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1 Comment »

  1. i found literary agents won’t touch me because i don’t have a publisher interested, but publishers won’t touch me because i don’t have an agent, who won’t touch me because… and so it goes round. It’s the Catch-22 of publishing, lol.

    Comment by stinginthetail — 03/30/2009 @ 8:10 pm | Reply


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