Agents Behaving Badly

Every writer wants an agent. Someone to take their cause, fight their fight, make them money. (Let’s be real here, people.)

Well, probably almost every writer, given that e-publishing allows writers to become their own publishers.

Maybe perhaps a lot of writers want an agent, because all the big writers have them.

All right, already, I want an agent. I need a tutor in publishing and book marketing, a mentor in the business of selling fiction.

So thank you very much, James Scott Bell, for your piece on The Kill Zone blog about Agents Behaving Badly.

Dousing oneself in ice water appears all the rage these days.

I just wish I had an agent to wonder about.

BTW, Bell’s piece should be mandatory for all writers seeking an agent. It’s a business, people, not just art.

Amazon-Hachette Battle Affects Readers & Writers

TechCrunch has a good piece on the latest moves in the monumental battle between Amazon and Hachette Book Group. You can read it here.

If you have not been following this, you should.

It involves the largest bookseller (Amazon) and one of the world’s largest publishers (Hachette) over how books should be priced and made available to buyers.