I make enough money to eat and put a roof over my head. I absolutely LOVE playing
social media, chatting with my friends, meeting new ones. I now have a great team of editors and beta readers. My previous life I was in sales and marketing, so I know how to launch a book and make it a on the day it releases... bestseller
So, why would I want an agent?
Let's face it... You can write the best book in the world, but if no one knows about it, you won't sell any. For that matter, you can write the worst book in the world, but if it's marketed properly, it'll fly off the shelves.
So again, back to my original question....
Why would I want an agent?
Easy... I want to write and socialize. Before I published my first book, I spent every spare minute writing and refining. I wrote four novels prior to publishing my first book. Because that's all I did: write and talk about writing.
Now, even though I make time to write and talk about books, it seems that the majority of my time is spent figuring out how to keep selling my books.
I don't want the job of selling my books. I want people to buy my books from me because they like me and what I have to say on social media. I want to talk about writing again, instead of worrying about selling. I want the agent, marketing advisor, and publisher to worry about how to sell my book. I want the professionals to worry about when they should advertise it. I want someone to keep me on a deadline, give me honest to goodness suggestions when they read my rough draft, because it affects their bottom line too.
Yes, I've had a publisher in the past, and she was great, but I was just a tiny link in the chain. I want a hungry agent who will starve unless she sells my book to one of the big five, and I want her
I want to see my characters come alive!
Until next time, happy reading and writing, my friends.
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