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The complete guide to hiring a literary agent

Laura Cross

The complete guide to hiring a literary agent

everything you need to know to become successfully published

by Laura Cross

  • 175 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Atlantic Pub. Group in Ocala, Fla .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Laura Cross
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN161 .C76 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24490066M
ISBN 101601384033
ISBN 109781601384034
LC Control Number2009048427
OCLC/WorldCa316834247

The endorsement of a literary agent gives publishers a level of assurance that your material is worth their time to review it. Besides the fact that you’ll most likely need an agent to have any hope of publishing your book with a traditional publisher, a literary agent is also an extremely valuable asset to you. They are your champion!   A literary agent is called an agent because they are an agent, not a contractor. An agent works for a percentage of revenue. They are never hired. They do not have fees or expenses or honoraries or anything else that they can bill to their clients.

  Your agent won’t make a single cent unless they ride on your coattails. To put it more effectively, your agent makes money off your personal intellectual property. They didn’t write the book, and the only way they’ll earn money is if they get the book to contract with a major publisher. A literary agent is your employee, not the other way Author: Benjamin Sledge.   For many people, publishing a book is a lifelong dream, but it’s also a struggle. In today’s market, writers also need to be at least partially their own editors, their own agents, and their own marketers, and that means straying into unfamiliar territory. It’s no wonder, then, that there are those out there waiting to scam authors, taking advantage of both their passion and Author: Paige Duke.

A pitch session is a five to ten minute period of uninterrupted time with a literary agent. You get to pitch your book (and your sparkling personality) and the agent gets to ask clarifying questions. Hopefully by the end of the pitch session you’ve at the very least guaranteed that the literary agent will read something you’ve written. Keep working until your book is as good as it can get before entering the literary agent querying process. Be Careful About Which Literary Agent You Choose. On the flip side, just because someone is a newbie literary agent, does NOT mean they’re right for you. Sadly, anyone can put out a sign that says Literary Agent.


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