How To Get A Book Agent or How Does the Book Industry Work?

Whether you are a published author or simply thinking about writing a book, the question on whether to have an agent secure a publishing deal for you, or if you should self publish always comes up. Before making an informed decision, it’s helpful to have more information about it.

 

To that end, I conducted an interview with a major New York literary agent, Denise Marcil. Denice is the owner of the Denise Marcil Literary Agency, which has merged with Anne Marie O’Farrell to create Marcil O’Farrell Literary. If you’d like to understand more about how to get an agent, and then what to do once you have one, you are at the right place.

 

To listen to the interview with literary agent, Denise Marcil, click here.

 

But first, if you are a subscriber to the Savvy Sunday News, you will regularly get information that is special to you. It is not available to the general public, but to those who have decided they want more. If that’s you, then click on the interview link. You will be asked to enter your email address and then voila! Instant access.

 

Click here to access the interview

 

Here are some of the interview highlights:

  • Research, what to do, where to go
  • Guidelines, what to follow and why it’s important
  • Resources
  • Advice to take
  • How agents work
  • Biggest changes in publishing
  • An agent’s definition of platform
  • Bookstore real estate
  • What publishers bring to the table
  • Your pitch reached the agent. What now?
  • Does the phone matter anymore?
  • Questions that impress agents
  • Questions you should ask agents
  • You got the agent. What now?
  • What about advances?
  • What does a contract look like?
  • When you go to New York, sell yourself
  • Auctions. What are they? How do they work?
  • What is considered a successful book these days?

 

Whether you decide to find an agent or go it alone, you will find a lot of helpful information on the book industry itself in this interview. Enjoy!

 

To your success!

Joanne

 

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