Do I Need a Literary Agent?–Episode 77–November 6 2015

WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between show

Summary: Episode 77 is all about literary agents. If you listen to this show regularly, you know that some authors find literary agents and have great success soon after. Most don’t.<br> And now, with the options opened up by self-publishing, many wonder whether they should even try to get an agent. Some ask whether agents are still relevant at all. I think they are, and in this show I explore 5 things I wish I’d known about agents a few years ago.<br><br> <br> Listen above, or check out the list below.<br> <br> * You absolutely don’t need an agent to get your work into the world and sell books.<br> * But getting an agent can REALLY help you with your career in many circumstances.<br> * You don’t want AN agent, you want THE RIGHT agent. Not all agents are the same, and some who call themselves agents are scam artists.<br> * To find the right agent, get to know agents. Research them, follow them on Facebook, meet them at conferences. But don’t stalk them. They hate that.<br> * Agents are changing with the times. The traditional agency model still exists, but so do some newer, hybrid agencies doing very cool things.<br> <br>