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Profiling – an Agent’s Prerogative

We all do it. Profiling. We make assumptions about a person based on certain traits they possess, filtering that information through our personal experience or preferences to make decisions about how to act or what to do with respect to this person. … Continue reading

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The Agent Game – Part Three

Experience with my first book led me to re-think the agent question. I had a lot of fun (albeit a lot of work) getting Embracing the Elephant published. However, when the book languished in sales, my lack of marketing expertise became abundantly clear. … Continue reading

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The Agent Game – Part Two

Ouch I didn’t think I would care. Having made the decision to self-publish, by April of 2012 getting an agent for my historical novel Embracing the Elephant was no longer an imperative. Still, I had submitted to those three agents … Continue reading

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The Agent Game – Part One

Don’t get your hopes up In a recent article about Kathryn Stockett, the author of the bestselling book The Help, she revealed that she had been rejected 60 times by literary agents before she found representation. Sixty times! I’m not sure … Continue reading

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