Monday, 26 August 2013

The power of an agent

How important is it in this cut throat business to have an agent? I have talked to many of my friends about this and have heard as many different views. The advantages are the experience they bring to the table. The contacts they have and the knowledge of marketing. The downside is the cut they take and they might push you in a direction that is more marketable, but ultimately not the way you wanted to go. Of course this is all rather moot when you consider it might be as difficult getting an agent as it is getting a publishing deal.

The longer I look at writing for profit rather than fun, the more hurdles I find. It is one if the reasons that only a few writers make a living out of their art.

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