A couple of months ago my agent and I agreed to part ways. As a new agent, her interests were diverse although her history in publishing had been in the Christian market. Her intention (and mine) was to present my novel to secular publishers but over the months she has honed in on the publishing world where she had the most contacts and influence–the burgeoning Christian market.. Working with her was an encouraging experience and I learned a lot.
Now I return to the starting point with a novel formatted and ready to go, a novel that, over a year ago, an agent was excited to represent. I’m turning to you for insight as to my next step and so I’m posting my first-ever poll. If you have an opinion or have had experience, I value your input. Any additional information you might share in comments would be a welcome addition. Thanks, my friends.
“Haven’t a clue” as I responded in the poll. Clever to do this, Victoria. In a year, if you do it again, you’ll probably see different responses.
The whole publishing house/agent thing is just too long and drawn out to be an excluse strategy, I think. Really, what I will probably chose to do is one of the other options and continue looking for a publishing house. I’ll like use e-pub.
I agree…we’re in a state of transistion. I’m going to send out some queries AND research the other options.
Victoria Ceretto-Slotto https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com
Thanks, everyone, for your feedback.
i too dont have any idea.
I’ve had no experience in this area, Victoria, except years ago, pre-internet publishing, as an observer only. However, I wanted to touch base by letting you know that I am confident that purpose will be served. It’s grand knowing you have the faith to walk and trust the process.
I don’t have any experience as I write only for a very short time and haven’t had any contact with people in the publishing industry. To be a book is a book when is made out of paper and sold in the bookstores. I somehow can’t yet accept the e-books, you loose the charm of the writer …that’s my opinion!
I remember you posted this a couple weeks or so ago, Victoria. I have a friend who just self-published a book through Lulu.com and had a wonderful experience. They were very helpful and made the process very easy. He said I could give you his email address and you can question him if you would like.
Edited: deleted contact for privacy concerns/Victoria