I’ve talked to many writers who plan to self-publish. Not because they want to.
They assume they could never get an agent.
It’s true, agents sign at most a handful of new writers from the thousands and thousands of queries they receive.
What lands a book in the slush pile? Here’s what someagents say:
- The book was submitted before the author made it as good as it could be.
- It was poorly written, regardless of how good the plot was
- The opening chapters were filled with backstory and info dumps
- The book was not ready
- Not understanding where your book fits in the market
There are only two things you need for an agent to seriously consider you.
- An awesome novel.
- A great query package targeted to the right agents.
That’s where I come in.
There are no guarantees you’ll wind up on the Times best seller list, of course, but working together we’ll make sure the opportunity is there.