It’s one of the great mysteries of the publishing process. Will I find an agent to represent my book? How do I even start looking for one? What specifically are literary agents looking for?
I often say that finding a literary agent is like finding a best friend.
You can’t just walk up to anybody and expect to feel the chemistry! A certain measure of synchronicity and good fortune are involved.
And yet, having an agent represent you is not optional if you want to be published by one of the larger traditional houses.
So what’s a new author to do?
Allow me to help! This week, I’ve made not one but TWO videos to help you understand:
- What a literary agent does, exactly
- The step-by-step process for finding one
- What they look for when they consider representing you
- Tips and tricks you need to know as you start your search!
Note that the strategy is similar but different depending on what kind of book you’re writing. That’s why you’ll want to choose your own video adventure this week!
Writing FICTION? (a novel, children’s book or short story collection)
>>>this is the video to watch<<<
Writing NONFICTION? (self-help, spirituality, wellness or memoir)
>>>this is your video<<<
While finding an agent is not guaranteed, you’ll be in a much better position if you know the steps to follow. I hope you’ll watch!