Number of posts: 581 Registration date: 2008-06-09
Subject: Is it a Firewall? Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:37 pm
I recently read a post online about a person that assisted authors in finding an agent. This was an agent to get to an agent. This raised my eyebrows and caused me to think if the publishing/book industry is moving from having barriers to having a firewall that only those with a code or are on the safe list can penetrate. I know that it is tough to break through but as I read the countless posts on message boards of authors that have been banging against the wall to get an agent or publisher, I wonder what the real issue is.
Most breakthroughs seem very random, the work did not change. Often the same manuscript had been roundly rejected and by some quirk it was noticed. Sometimes a piece made some waves on its own and then became a hot property because it showed potential with readers.
Is this business just stonewalling to see who will bubble up on their own and then they will scoop them up or is it pure saturation?
lin Five Star Member
Number of posts: 2753 Registration date: 2008-03-20 Location: Mexico
Subject: Re: Is it a Firewall? Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:31 pm
I'm considering charging for my services to help writers locate people who can help locate agents.
Number of posts: 10905 Registration date: 2008-01-11 Location: UK
Subject: Re: Is it a Firewall? Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:13 pm
Count me in, Lin. I will set up a new network: The Agent Finders Network -- a place for agents to share thoughts and ideas about how to locate agents.