The Evolving Role of Literary Agents

Today I’m a guest interviewee over at Jungle Red Writers, on the evolving role of agents. The incredible Hallie Ephron interviews me. Here’s a snippet:

Hallie: Is the agent’s traditional role as link between author and publisher going the way of the dodo?

Jane: I’d rather say that the agent’s limited role as link between author and publisher is going the way of the dodo. Most authors will always need someone to assist (and trust) in contractual negotiations, licensing deals, and other facets of the business side of authorship.

Click here to read the full interview.

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The interview is part a series of posts at Jungle Red featuring contributors to the new edition of The Complete Novel Writing Handbook—in which I have several articles! Check it out.

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2 thoughts on “The Evolving Role of Literary Agents

  1. Perry

    I always like it when people decide to find a way to thrive through change rather than try to keep back the tide of change. I agree there will be a role for agents in publishing. What that role is will change, but the winners will find a way to provide a benefit.

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