Posted by: anitanolan | June 17, 2011

Literary Agents Try New Role as Self-Publishing Consultants

This is a really interesting story about how agents are dealing with clients who are considering self-publishing.

Of particular interest to children’s authors is the take of Laura Rennert, an agent with Andrea Brown Literary.

From Mediashift:

With big publishing buying only the crème de la crème of books, and more authors turning to self-publishing, many literary agents are getting squeezed right out of the middle.

But some savvy agents are acting as literary consultants to help their authors self-publish, a role that offers up new opportunities and challenges for everybody in the industry.

I talked with three agents about their experiments to serve authors by widening their middle ground.

Read the rest here.

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Responses

  1. Thank you for the link. This is an interesting concept and one that makes a lot of sense in the growing e-market.

    • You’re welcome! I thought it was interesting too.


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