Literary Agents


#285

Yes, it can happen. And it makes sense – different people are different! I think writers need to be aware of that and make a point to discuss it at the very beginning. If the vision is different, amicably end the relationship and look for someone who shares your vision.


#286

Perfect. It sounds like you have a great handle on it.


#287

Found this today and thought I’d share. On the subject of agents/publishers not taking risks and signing new authors. One of my publishers (Orbit) brought on 14 new authors in just this year alone. Here’s the list.

Josiah Bancroft , author of SENLIN ASCENDS

Annalee Newitz , author of AUTONOMOUS

Rowenna Miller , author of TORN

Leo Carew , author of THE WOLF

Heather Child , author of EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU

Sam J. Miller, author of BLACKFISH CITY

Tyler Whitesides , author of THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN

Jonathan French , author of THE GREY BASTARDS

Alex White , author of A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE

Craig DiLouie, author of ONE OF US

Rich Larson , author of ANNEX

Tade Thompson , author of ROSEWATER

Rena Rossner , author of THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD

Tasha Suri , author of EMPIRE OF SAND


#288

And two of those books were originally self-published (Gray Bastards and Senlin Ascends, a pair of terrific books). Definitely a progressive publisher!


#289

Yep, they’ve picked up quite a few self-published works over the past – including my own.


#290

Hm… this is a very interesting thread.