To start, this post is really intended for those who’ve completed a book and are wanting to traditionally publish. With that said, I’m not going to address anything in the revision stage since I’m assuming the manuscript is as good as you can possible make it. Seriously, jumping the gun by submitting before your manuscript is ready is only going to get it rejected and waste time for both you and the agent. In addition, self-published authors don’t really need an agent so they probably won’t get much use out of this post either.
Literary Agents are Critical
If you are still reading, I assume you are at least interested in getting an agent even if you haven’t made a final decision. Some major authors do not believe agents are neccassary and several authors with small presses don’t have one either. They argue against the 15% commission agents take and…
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