For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
Literary agents have a substantial role to play in the book industry. You won’t find a book agent idle-either he would be searching for an author or a publisher. They need to have a handy list of both parties so that they can play their role in helping the book to get published finally. If you are a new author and a rather depressed one thinking that you have no takers for your new venture, don’t worry. There are plenty of book agents dying to find a new author or a new book title. Risk-takers are welcome in hoards here!
If you are an author and you think that your creation is rather unconventional, don’t shy away from entering into the book industry. Similarly, if you are a publisher who is looking for titles that have the ability to capture people’s interests, do not lose hope. There are lots of book agents ready to deal with you. If aren’t an adventurous type who would visit a book event to get known or make contacts, you may accomplish the same online.
Nowadays, it is easy to find a literary agent online. Online directories are replete with contacts of literary agents and literary agencies. It is easier to get in touch with one with their addresses and phone numbers available. Really, online marketing has bridged the time it takes for a book to land into the market space. This also saves all the parties involved from getting frustrated, which often happens when you don’t have enough contacts and easy access.
Convincing a literary agent to represent you is a tough job. However, you must refrain from sending unsolicited works to them. They have a fixed set of submission guidelines which need to be adhered to. Moreover, finding a publishing agent that pertains to a particular domain isn’t that easy. However, with online directories, you can easily accomplish that and not waste your time searching, accessing, and convincing them. If you are an author who wants a book agent or agency to represent your work, make sure the manuscript you present to them is highly refined and impactful. These folks receive a large number of such manuscripts daily. They have to sift through them to find the best one. If you want your work to be selected for representation, make sure it is highly intriguing, engaging, and fitting into their domain.