Monday, August 03, 2009

Janet Reid offers an invective on "exclusive" agency submissions

This was very interesting to me, since it's not my end of the business and yet something I know writers have to face. Janet says exclusive agency submissions are bad business, and I believe her.

5 comments:

J.C. Hutchins said...

Exclusives certainly restrict authors, but during my agent hunt, I discovered that nearly all agents easily relent when an author clearly and politely pushes back for non-exclusivity.

Like nearly everything else in publishing, it's negotiable. :)

carolinestarr said...

Janet's post is timely in the midst of manuscript requests!

CKHB said...

Miss Snark is gone, but her powerful words remain. Exclusives stink!

Charles Gramlich said...

She makes some very good points.

Anonymous said...

As with J.C., they asked and I told them it was already out and they looked at it anyway.