You might have heard me talk a little about this on The Shared Desk, or you might have bumped into me at an event and asked me â€œSo, whatâ€™s next for you?â€ Well, since you are curious, hereâ€™s what Iâ€™m currently up to â€” Iâ€™m agent hunting.
If this comes as a shock to you, then you really should listen to The Shared Desk.
Yes, Iâ€™m looking for an agent. Bylines with the biggest publisher in â€œHow Toâ€ books, awards and accolades for a successful steampunk series, and years of being in the business of storytelling does not shield me from starting from Square One all over again. See, my latest idea yielded a book that isnâ€™t Science Fiction. It isnâ€™t Fantasy. Itâ€™s not even Horror. My latest completed novel is a thriller.
Albeit, this is a thriller set in the video games and eSports industry, so itâ€™s still very much me. Have no fear in that.
Since Iâ€™m braving undiscovered country, Iâ€™m putting together a cover letter and proposal for agents. Again, the confusion probably deepens as many of you know Iâ€™m no stranger to the D.I.Y. approach of publishing. Thinking about it, I want this title to find a home with a traditional publishing house (or, as the cool kids call it â€” trad publishing â€” which isâ€¦coolâ€¦I guessâ€¦). That means agent hunting; and seeing as how almost twenty years has passed between the last time I did this and now, a lot has changedâ€¦
â€¦but some of the basics in seeking representation still stand.[Read more…] about Six Things to Know When Searching for an Agent