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A NYC literary agent and ebook pioneer publiishing maverick explains it all from the POV of a seasoned book agent.
Who can blame the agents for being standoffish? Picture a agent like Lynn Nesbit or Bob Gottlieb calling an author to say "I have great news for you! I've made a deal for e-book rights to your new book plus half a dozen of your old ones!" And you say "Great! What are they paying?" And they say "Um, nothing, actually." Oh, that's really going to bind them to their clients!
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Agents wouldn't do that, and Kristin Nelson explains why at her blog