This excerpt is from “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill & Brenda C. Hill.
Some authors may need or want an agent. We have pursued that avenue. If you read our chapter on marketing, you may be able to act as your own agent if you are self-publishing or using POD. This will save time, money… and another middle person. Unless your book is extremely hot, a good agent will be difficult to obtain. But, when you do land a good agent, they receive their percentage fee and are generally worth it. You can go online to to find agents interested in your genre.

You are better off with agencies that have expressed an interest in new clients. Some agents are busy and they do not have time for you. Go after agents who are taking new clients. You can meet agents at writers’ conferences. Some conferences will set up pitch sessions.

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