Now in its 28th edition, Herman’s Guide to Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents includes insider details about agents and editors too, explaining how they work and differentiating between the Big 5 publishers and independent publishers.
Jeff Herman’s literary agency has ushered nearly 1000 books into print. Jeff graciously agreed to an interview to answer some common questions I get from potential authors. If you’d like to win a copy of his book, leave a comment below.
Here’s Herman on the agenting business, how publishing works, and how writers can keep motivated despite the challenges:
Q. What is the number one thing writers don’t understand about agents?
A. I find a lack of knowledge about the crucial role agents play. Traditional publishers don’t have time or energy to screen unsolicited submissions, which are non-flatteringly referred to as “slush.” This is understandable. An editor might have to crunch [Read more…] about Giveaway: Jeff Herman’s Guide to Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents