Literary Agents of the
Rocky Mountain Writer's Summit™
Literary agents are probably the least understood aspect of the publishing business.
Authors who engage literary agents are not necessarily any closer to getting published than when they were writing and sending out their own query letters. Literary agents negotiate a publishing contract with publishing companies who feel their clients must have representation.
Common Literary Agent
Questions / Considerations
- What does an agent really do?
- How much does having an agent increase my odds of getting published?
- How big a cut does an agent take out of my royalties?
- Are there costs the agent incurs that they pass back to the author, reducing the royalty check?
- How big are the print runs of an agent negotiated contract vs an author negotiated contract?
- Does an agent try to change the content of my book or intellectual property?
- How can I tell if an agent is reputable?
We are sure you'll have many more relevant questions for the literary agents of the Rocky Mountain Writer's Summit™.
If you have a question you would like a literary agents to answer, please go to the 'Contact us' page and send it in. We will do our best to get it answered for you.
These literary agents have shown high quality, high integrity of service to authors involved with the Rocky Mountain Writer's Summit and they are the recommended literary agents for the Rocky Mountain Writer's Summit™.
Writer's Summit Tip #23:
If you are seeking out a commercial publisher, find out if they require you to be represented by a literary agent. Go on to the publisher's website and look for their submission guidelines.
Follow all submission guidelines very carefully. Your work won't get past the mail room interns if you haven't followed the submission guidelines. You'll receive a rejection letter and get all disappointed, but what they don't tell you is that you didn't even make it out of the mail room because you didn't follow directions!
As much as anything else, submission guidelines are a test on whether or not you are easy to work with - if you can follow simple directions or not.
If you ignore submission guidelines, publishers will ignore you...
Writer's Summit Tip #30:
Use advance copies of your book and get as many advance reviews as possible. These reviews are powerful and you should use them wherever you can (website, blog, Amazon.com, B&N online, etc).
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