Double agents?

In our mad dash around the new publishing landscape, there’s one group we have only mentioned in passing: agents. Nothing in the publishing world inspires more diverse reactions than the mention of agents. For some, agents are the holy grail, the star-makers, the gatekeepers to the dream factory. Others are less kind, and I won’t repeat their opinions, but suffice to say they view agents as amoral Svengalis who, like recruitment agents, have created a need for their services where before there was none, and are an additional, superfluous barrier between writers and publishers (and readers). The truth is somewhere in the middle, and agents, like any profession, run the full gamut of experience, ability, and propriety. There are some Read More…