The book pitch timeline — working with agents and publishers

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The process by which agents pitch publishers can be confusing, as it’s often characterized by periods of waiting followed by rapid shifts in perspective. I’ll explain not only what happens, but how long it takes. For the purposes of this blog post, I’ll assume that you already have already written a proposal and secured a … Continued

Why you (probably) need a book agent

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You want to publish a book. Do you need a book agent? Yeah. You probably do. Since there’s so much confusion about agent and publishers, here’s an FAQ for you, answering the questions I hear most often from authors. How do agents get paid? To understand when an agent makes sense and what they do … Continued