Thursday, March 24, 2011

Getting Published & When An Agent Gives Up

Browsing some of the industry blogs I enjoy yesterday turned up some gems. One is this fabulous post by agent/author Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Lit. Mandy covers a list of myths about getting published when you're a "nobody". According to her twitter poll, 90% of authors who answered found their agent with a cold query, no publishing creds and no connections.

Another was from agent Rachelle Gardner, on when and why an agent might call it quits on a project. From being out of options, to market concern, to just being plain wrong about the saleability of the project. It's definitely a post worth reading, whether you're agented or still looking.

Also, if you missed it yesterday, I was interviewed by Simon Hay--soul healer, medium, writer--at his blog! Come by and say hi, or just to giggle at my glamour shot from the mid 90's.


  1. I love Mandy's informal Twitter poll--it gives me hope! :)

  2. Thanks for the links. Never saw Mandy's post until now--great info! :)

  3. I'm really interested in reading that post by Rachelle. My agent did give up on me so I'm kind of in that boat. We parted ways~on good terms thankfully~but now I've written two more books and am back on the hunt. Not fun.

  4. These sound like informative, encouraging posts. Thanks for sharing! Nothing is more discouraging to unpubbed authors than the thought that agents aren't likely to look at their proposals unless they already have published credentials. Talk about a Catch-22!

  5. Oh I'll check these out. Thanks!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  6. I just read Rachelle's post and loved it! Thanks for the links

    PS... I gave you a blogging award! Go on over to my blog to snag it!


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