Then I took it a step further and decided to form a small boutique literary agency to give me a way to help my friends go to the publishers. So I drafted my own literary agency contract, set up the home office and set some very clear personal guidelines. I will not agent any book that will compete with the books I might publish for my employer, Regal Books. This means that I will not represent Christian nonfiction in any form. Other than that, I am open for business.
Even though I am wading into this slowly, I am already learning as I negotiate and engage in the back and forth discussions with NY publishing companies, that I am accustomed to having from the other side of the table. Throughout this process, I'm almost learning the business anew.
And because I only do this on the weekends and in the evenings in the wee hours, I have had to become been very selective about the projects on which I spend my time. As of today, I have taken on several official clients, and I'm discussing book projects with two other authors whom I think have good book concepts that could sell to a publisher.
Once some of these deals become public I will list more of the details here, but for today this post is a kind of christening
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