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.



  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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