Life and Times of an Associate Agent Part II

On Friday I posted Part I of this series on the role of an associate agent featuring how I came to my current role as Associate Agent at the P.S. Literary Agency. Today I want to write about what I have learned in my role thus far. Value of international conferences and book fairs. If youContinue reading “Life and Times of an Associate Agent Part II”

Why Winning Awards Helps Author Recognition

In the spirit of awards season I want to delve into the facts behind literary prizes, how they help sell nominated copies, build author brands, generate publicity, sell backlist editions and how rising writers can use this information to their advantage. The biggest literary prize is arguably the Man Booker Prize whose shortlist was announcedContinue reading “Why Winning Awards Helps Author Recognition”

How the publishing market is bias to author brands: ‘The personal brandification of the publishing business’

On Twitter yesterday Jane Friedman, Writer’s Digest publisher turned media professor, engaged in an interesting dialogue about how the publishing process is becoming bias to author brands (i.e. authors who can market, publicize and promote their own books). The concept of the author brand has become more important in recent years, and one that isContinue reading “How the publishing market is bias to author brands: ‘The personal brandification of the publishing business’”

Q: What can writers do to make agents’ lives easier?

Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of co-hosting the BookCampTO ‘Agenting Today’ session at Ryerson University with my esteemed colleagues Sam Hiyate, The Rights Factory, and Chris Bucci, Anne McDermid & Associates. We fielded great questions from writers and industry professionals alike. Didn’t make it to BookCamp? Want to know what we discussed? Here’s one question thatContinue reading “Q: What can writers do to make agents’ lives easier?”