Agents aren’t just signing your first book

Most agents aren’t looking to sign your first book, we’re looking to work with you for your career. We look to your first book (and need to love it) to fall for your writing and take that as a precursor for what’s to come. What we expect/hope for We want you to connect with yourContinue reading “Agents aren’t just signing your first book”

The author/agent ratio

How agents spend their working day is a bit confusing for many authors. There is the impression that we read all day long, when in fact the reading we do is on the weekends and evenings. What we do during the week involved managing submissions for new work and managing relationships between editors, and clientsContinue reading “The author/agent ratio”

Q: What should I do while my book is on submission?

So many authors get anxious while their book is on submission to editors, as they should be! This is an exciting time. However, you can really work yourself up so here are 5 tips to keep your head above water: Find a writers group to vent with. You’ll need to talk to people who know what you’reContinue reading “Q: What should I do while my book is on submission?”

Trust: Can you hand over control?

Trust. Seems like a simple concept, but so much of what we as agents do requires complete and utter trust from our authors. You might not understand all the moves we make, or why we have to be the voice of the industry sometimes, but our job is to communicate our actions as best asContinue reading “Trust: Can you hand over control?”