Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
This is an interesting turn of events. Do you think agents should overlap into this new role or stay within the parameters of being an agent alone? Can they wear both hats and do both jobs equally well?
With big publishing buying only the crème de la crème of books, and more authors turning to self-publishing, many literary agents are getting squeezed right out of the middle.
But some savvy agents are acting as literary consultants to help their authors self-publish, a role that offers up new opportunities and challenges for everybody in the industry.
I talked with three agents about their experiments to serve authors by widening their middle ground.