can you be a sucessful Published Author without having a Literary agent?
In the years I have been writing, I find that many reputable publishing houses will not even talk to you without you having a Literary Agent,. Iwould just like to find out what others feel about this; because for my self it has been a struggle as a new Author who is self published.
Yes you can publish a book without an agent. Try some of the writers conference that are thoughout the United States. In fact there is a conference this weekend in Portland, Oregon, being held by the Willamette Writers Assn. Look into some of the writers assocations in your area.
It's possible to get a career going without the aid of a literary agent, but it'll take longer and make a lot of large scale publishing houses non-accessible. Given that most literary agents take email submissions these days, it's not an expensive process, just a time-consuming one. And once you've got yourself a good agent, you sleep well knowing you've already gotten over the toughest part of being an author.
yes you can. however, there are a lot of bonuses for writers that use a literary agent. there is a cost for using a literary agent and you need to determine if the benefits will outweigh the costs.
if you are publishing magazine articles or poems, most literary agents will not find the monies they can earn worth the time.
this is a hub on finding online literary agents and what they provide for an author.
It seems these days that unless you have an agent a traditional publisher won't even look at your manuscript, let alone allow you to submit it to them. So it is best to have an agent. You can always 'self-publish' your book and still be successful if you market it the right way.
by JonesChicago 8 years ago
Anyone know a literary agent or publisher looking for new writers?I have already published a Poetry book and a Fantasy novel that I want to take further. Near completion on next novel.
by Ken R. Abell 8 years ago
Does anyone have an in with a literary agent?Or suggestions on who to contact? Or how to better market a book?My first book is published & is doing fairly well, I think. I've received good to great feedback from people I know & also from strangers. BUT as always, the business &...
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
A New York based literary Agent has contacted me by email about my book, 'A Fairly Secret Army', and asked if I would be interested in having it published in paper back - what do you think?
by Cathy 5 years ago
Before you hire a literary agent, what are some essential questions you need to ask, and why?
by MarieLB 3 years ago
Would you rather self-publish an e-book or let a literary agent handle it for me?If you had completed an e-book and a literary agent seemed interested in it, would you go that way or do you think it would be more of an advantage if you published it yourself?
by Agathe L 17 months ago
How to find a literary agent?I'm wondering how authors find literary agents. Also, is it better to have literary agents?
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