Tag: agents

A changing industry

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Steven Axelrod says agents used to play the role of gatekeeper. But with self-publishing on the rise, an agents role is changing. How do agents adapt to fit into a different publishing world?

Space on the shelf

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Romance authors were some of the first to embrace self-publishing, and it has opened a lot of doors for authors that might not have existed otherwise. But what effect does that have on the traditional publishing world? Steven Axelrod talks about the changing landscape…

Slow boat to China: What you need to know about foreign rights

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What are foreign rights, and what good is it to keep them or give them away? The answer to that question is rather complicated and depends entirely on your publisher, where you are in your career, and what kind of agent is representing you.