Things I Wish I Knew: Navigating Publishing Contracts

I’m obviously pro-agent. I believe we add huge value to a writer’s career in all areas, but most importantly protecting their intellectual property rights through their contracts. However, sometimes writers get into contract situations without an agent and don’t know what to do. Or, some writers like to learn about the business side of things. ThisContinue reading “Things I Wish I Knew: Navigating Publishing Contracts”

Why You Can’t Quit Your Day Job. Yet.

Many writers think their day job is getting in the way of their writing and count down the days until they can quit because that big book deal is on the way, right? Wrong, for now. (I should preface this with: Some writers have the luxury of external support, have modified or flexible work schedulesContinue reading “Why You Can’t Quit Your Day Job. Yet.”

What happens if your book gets cancelled or series doesn’t continue to get published?

There are many reasons to have an agent in your corner, but the dreaded book cancellation–or having the plug pulled on your series–is a big one. Your agent will be your shoulder to cry on and help you with next steps. Unfortunately, it happens and it’s not fun for anyone. This is not legal advice,Continue reading “What happens if your book gets cancelled or series doesn’t continue to get published?”

Q: If I am published or have been offered a contract for publication do I need an agent now?

Q: If I am published or have been offered a contract for publication is it necessary to find an agent at this stage? Isn’t an agent’s job just to find you a publisher? A: An agent does so much more than just match writers with publishers. Yes, you should still search for an agent because you wantContinue reading “Q: If I am published or have been offered a contract for publication do I need an agent now?”