Monthly Archives: January 2010

Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Agents Can Help with Careers

Kris and I in workshop after workshop, in conference after conference, give the same advice over and over. WRITE WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT, THEN TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SELL IT. The myth: Agents can give good career … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: All Agents Care About Writers First

I never intended to do so many of the agent myths in a row, but since we’re having such a great conversation, and Laura Resnick brought this one up in the comments on the last one, it makes sense to … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Agent Agreements

Okay, without a doubt, the silliest thing that has ever come along is agents having writers sign an agreement. To understand how silly, just put this in real world terms instead of writing terms. Think about walking into a job … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Agents Know Markets

Back to agent myths for a moment. There are a lot of them. I did a general Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing post about how you need an agent to sell a book. If you haven’t read it, go … Continue reading

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