8 unexpected lessons from working with a literary agent

bethany neal

This is Bethany Neal. Coincidentally, I just read an article that says research shows that photos of gorgeous writers attract more blog readers. Who woulda thunk it?

From Bethany Neal at The Writer’s Digest blog, a very interesting article about being careful what you wish for …

With self-publishing becoming more widely accepted and Amazon waging wars with publishers, more and more I get the sense from aspiring authors that they don’t think landing an agent means as much as it used to.

They believe “traditional” publishing is going the way of VCRs and none of the old rites of passage apply anymore. That’s fine if you think that, but, in my experience, it simply isn’t true.

I signed on with my agent, Stacey Glick of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, in September of 2010 for my first (unpublished) young adult, suspense novel and it has solidified some valuable lessons …

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