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Categories: Book printing >> Support Center
The Relationship between Agents and Authors
Origin:Image Printing  Data: 3/29/2011  Keywords: Agents and Authors

In whole book printing sectors, the relationship between agents and authors are complex, they can cooperate closely for one project based on same profit requirements, but also compete for same reason. Generally speaking, the agents usually specialize in particular genres, such as adult fiction or non-fiction, or the books for children.

Many agents operate from home as single-person companies. There are medium-sized agencies consisting of several agents plus assistants. A large agency has a range of agents, each of whom specializes in broad areas of books or the selling of particular rights, though each agent usually looks after a particular primary group of authors. A specialism is film and TV rights, which involves selecting books for screen adaptation, and submitting them to producers. Some of their assistants show sufficient aptitude to develop their own list of authors, and new agents come from rights and editorial staff of the publishers. The larger agencies usually have agencies on both sides of the Atlantic, and good connections in Hollywood. There are also agencies which specialize in selling particular rights, such as translation, or film and television, on behalf of publishers and agents of authors. Sometimes a package of talent is offered to a film studio.

Here we would like to introduce how to enter chick literature and find the agent for an author.

(1). Learn what type of chick literature is selling. By reading popular, newly released chick lit books you can gauge what some publishing houses are looking for and you can research the authors of these books to see what agents they are using. The Chick Lit World website is one good resource to learn what book printing services are currently available in the genre.

(2). Join a writers group focused on chick literature like the Chick Lit Writers of the World. Most groups require a small, annual membership fee, but they also offer a chance to talk with other writers in your genre and get advice from those who may have been playing the game longer than you have.

(3). Get the current copy of Writer's Digest's "Guide to Literary Agents." This book is updated yearly and is full of information about agents in the US and abroad, including contact information, what genres they prefer and what they are currently looking for in a writer and a book.

(4). Search online literary agent databases like the one on the Agent Query website. This site not only has a search engine where you can find agents who specifically deal with chick literature, it also has resources for writers and detailed articles about literary agents, what they offer and what to look out for.

(5). Take an online course about chick lit. There are courses that cover every aspect of chick literature including writing your book, finding an agent, getting published and marketing your book. Media Bistro offers a course specifically geared towards this genre that includes all of these aspects.

(6). Contact the Association for Authors' Representatives, a not-for-profit organization of independent literary and dramatic agents. Their website has a searchable database of member agents, frequently asked questions and articles excerpted from their newsletter.

(7). Write your agent pitch. Once you have found several agents you think you would enjoy working with, most agents, like publishers, have to be convinced that representing you will be worth their time and effort. You want to write a professional sales pitch providing details about you as a writer and the book or books you want to get published to send to each of your prospective chick lit book agents.

(8). Read over the agent responses you get and carefully weigh what each has to offer before deciding which one would be the best choice for you. If you don't already have full background information on each of these agents, including a list of clients they currently represent, get it before making any decision.

 
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