Tag: literary agents

Welcome to Long Overdue Books

Welcome to Long Overdue Books
When Scholastic printed the final Harry Potter book, it had to be perfect. The spacing on the pages. The grammar. The font. When you have tens of millions of readers, you can’t make a single mistake. Too many people are watching. Same thing with the Game of Thrones TV show. Leave one Starbucks cup on set and... Read more »

Literary Agents aren't dead, so here's what I'm gonna do

Because I’m still young and dumb, I’ll sometimes make young and dumb decisions at my job. Granted, these decisions are bold moves, and they haven’t blown up in my face (yet), but when I look back on my list, I feel kind of ashamed; like seeing an old Facebook post that I thought was a... Read more »

Literary agents aren't dead: Shark Tank for books

The publishing landscape is rapidly changing. In the past, any aspiring author needed a publisher and landing a publisher almost always required a literary agent. This has changed with the rise of self-publishing, BUT it’s important to keep things in perspective. I’m writing this series (part one here) to give ideas to writers (including myself)... Read more »
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Literary agents aren't dead

There is a current trend, specifically on LinkedIn, to pronounce certain careers dead. It’s getting to the point where no line of work seems safe anymore. The LinkedIn morticians have declared an end to everything from working a traditional sales jobs to being a lawyer. For example: Cold calling is dead Big Box Retailers: dead Gatekeepers:... Read more »