Writing Books/Agents


Do you recommend a writer (1st novel, 5 screenplays) go through an agent or go it alone when attempting to get his first book published?

Unfortunately, there's no uniform answer to your question.  Publishers vary in their preferences.  Some will work only with agents.

My suggestion:  try yourself; you always can go to an agent later, and you just might connect on your own, especially in light of your experience.

My personal preference would be to have an attorney rather than a literary agent handling contractual matters in any event, and he/she may be the only one you need.  Today's complexities are such that handling one's own contractual affairs is too risky for my blood.

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E.W. Brody


How to get published. I`ve written eight books, edited a ninth, and have published more articles in business and professional journals than I care to remember. I`m in process of working with an agent at the moment on several non-academic books


Three university degrees, eight published books, more periodical and newspaper articles than I can remember. And I've two more books in development.

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