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Hiring a Literary Agent – Advice for Hiring Book Agents

Hiring a literary agent Hiring a literary agent starts here, with free resources and step-by-step instructions. You’ll find both in this 8-part guide, to help you hire the best literary agency for you and your book.

This Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent will show you how to: 1) Choose literary agencies, 2) Ask agents the right questions, 3) Wrap your head around literary agency agreements, 4) Understand the difference between a book agent and a literary attorney, and 5) Leave or fire your author representative if that ever becomes necessary.

Scroll below to get started. Or if you need help writing your query letter, book synopsis, etc., click here to see all of the other information available on this Literary Agents website.

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Hiring a Literary Agent Step-by-Step

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Part 1 – Hiring a Literary Agent

How to Choose a Book Agent

What do you need to think about when hiring a publishing agent? There are 12 important criteria that you need to consider when hiring a book agent. Click here to learn how to choose a literary agent in my Guide to Hiring a Book Agent.

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Part 2 – Hiring a Literary Agent

Questions to Ask a Book Agent

What questions should you ask a literary agent before signing a author/agent agreement? Many authors are intimidated, or don’t know any better, so they don’t ask enough questions. Don’t make that mistake! Click here to see my questions to ask a literary agent in my Guide to Hiring a Book Agent.

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Part 3 – Hiring a Literary Agent

Book Agent Agreement Types

Did you know that there are two type of literary agent agreements? And one of them is a really bad idea. Click here to learn more about the two literary agent agreement types in my Guide to Hiring a Book Agent.

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Part 4 – Hiring a Literary Agent

Book Agent Contract

Literary agent contracts aren’t that complicated when you have someone to explain them to you, and that’s what I’m going to do in this article. Click here to see the most common clauses in a literary agent contract explained in my Guide to Hiring a Book Agent.

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Part 5 – Hiring a Literary Agent

Sample Book Agent Contract

Want to see a sample literary agent contract with all the common clauses you might expect to see in your literary agent agreement? Click here to see a sample literary agent contract in my Guide to Hiring a Book Agent.

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Part 6 – Hiring a Literary Agent

Book Agent Attorney

Do you know the difference between a literary agent and a literary agent attorney? It’s important that you understand the difference, and know when to use one instead of the other. Click here to discover the difference between a literary agent and a literary agent attorney in my Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent.

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Part 7 – Hiring a Literary Agent

How to Leave Your Book Agent

Are you thinking about “breaking up” with your literary agent? This article will show you how to end it in the right way at the right time, without causing any hard feelings, burning any bridges, or damaging your writing career and reputation. Click here to learn how to leave your literary agent in my Guide to Hiring a Book Agent.

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Part 8 – Hiring a Literary Agent

How to Fire Your Book Agent

If you’re wondering how to fire your literary agent, this article will walk you through the process step-by-step. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been with your literary agency for years and they’ve sold several of your books, or you’re just getting started and your literary agency hasn’t done a thing. If it’s not right, I’m going to show you how to end it. Click here to learn how to fire your literary agent my Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent.

Click here to read the first article in this 8-part series
and discover How to Choose a Literary Agent.

How to Choose a Literary Agent

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