Are you giddy, hopeful, excited to finally publish your book? Then your next step toward success is finding the right literary representation (i.e., a literary agent) to represent your book to big- and medium-scale publishers. Here’s why.
If you are a new writer, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. One option for you is to undertake the submissions process entirely to yourself. An easier and faster option will be to hire a literary agent, whose experience and connections will help you get work done.
Big- and medium-scale publishers come across hundreds to thousands of book submissions per day. While it is not impossible, it is difficult for a new writer to get noticed. A literary agent can throw in recommendations of your work to editors of publishing houses, giving you an immense advantage over unrepresented writers.
A literary agent knows what publishers want and knows how to pitch your work to them. They can help you refine and perfect your manuscript as thoroughly as possible, ensuring that your book is completely ready to hit publishers’ desks for review.