Wednesday links: Money and benefits of an agent

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

  1. Where’s my f&*&ing money?, from Janet Reid: If you haven’t had a novel published before, it’s only natural that you’d have some questions about how payment works. Here, Janet Reid gives you a quick rundown of what to expect. Excerpt: “When your money is due is spelled out in the publishing contract.  If you are offered a contract to publish anything and it doesn’t include a clause about when you will be paid, and when any royalty statements will be issued, get it added to the contract, or don’t sign.”

  2. Benefit of having an Agent: Unexpected Publishing Opportunities, from Books & Such Literary Management: While finding a literary agent isn’t the path that every writer wants to take, it does come with its benefits. Excerpt: “One of the great ways we can serve our clients is to pass along the surprise publishing opportunities that come our way. A lot of times, editors from publishing houses will send along notes about what they are looking for to agents they enjoy working with and we are able to match a client with the editor’s need.”
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