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Any writers out there waiting for their first break?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sameer Kamat Aug 8, 2011. 13 Replies

I'm not a publisher (yet). I got my first publishing contract after a painfully long wait. And after an equally long wait, the book will finally see the light of day. I'm hoping to give back to the…Continue

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Do you really need a literary agent?

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 8:41am 0 Comments

Literary agents play a key role in the international publishing industry. Yet not many new writers are aware of what a literary agency can and cannot do. In simple terms, a literary agent represents authors, pitches their manuscripts to publishers, negotiates deals and manages the commercial aspects of the deal. In return the literary agent charges a percentage (usually 15%) of the royalty for the author’s books.


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At 5:42am on July 25, 2011, scribbler said…
Nice to meet you Sameer. :) Welcome aboard. I’ll look forward to getting to know you and your work better.
At 9:21am on August 14, 2011, Kay Elizabeth said…
Welcome to Sameer! Lovely to meet you. It’s great to have you here. We’d love it if you could drop by this thread please and tell us all about how you found your way to :)

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