Literary agent; friend or foe.
As I come to the pointy end of my first novel and contemplate how best to publish the beast, Ive begun thinking of all the options available to the burgeoning writer. This has led me to think about literary agents.
In days of self-publishing, hybrid publishing, traditional publishing, where, oh where, do literary agents sit? Are they still needed? Still used? Do they perform a useful service? Can they actually help you to get your book served up to a big publishing house? Can they help you climb to the top of the slush pile? Or are they just another cost and not really necessary?
Those of you out there who’ve had experiences with literary agents, please weigh in and share your advice!