One of the more prevalent and persistent misconceptions about the future of publishing is that if we move to a model where you don’t HAVE to go through an agent and publisher to find publication, suddenly agents are going to go out like the dodo bird by way of the buggy whip. Here’s the thing: […]
Why Do I Need A Literary Agent?
A few years back I was on a panel at a writer’s conference, and one of the best audience questions came during my panel with literary agent Ginger Clark, who was my colleague at Curtis Brown at the time. Eden Lane asked us what it was like taking on our first client compared to what […]
I had the immense pleasure of meeting S.E. Hinton in Tulsa last month, and not only did I discover that she is a faithful lurker around these parts, she very graciously agreed to an interview. Her debut novel, THE OUTSIDERS, which she wrote when she was sixteen, revolutionized the children’s book world upon its publication […]
Lots and lots of links this week, so let’s get this started, shall we? First off, I’m as surprised as you are that my bracket wasn’t completely busted by 3 PM yesterday, which probably means that I’ll be dead in the water by the end of the day. There’s currently a nine-way tie atop the […]
Ginger Clark is an agent at Curtis Brown. Check out her Publishers Marketplace page here. I went to the Frankfurt Book Fair last month for the second time with Dave Barbor, our Director of Foreign Rights. My first time was in 2007, and I was very nervous and excited beforehand. Nervous because I was not […]
Jeff Abbott is an international bestselling author and Curtis Brown client. He has been nominated twice for Edgar awards, and his most recent novel, COLLISION, was published in July by Dutton. Obviously, you know you need an agent, or you wouldn’t be stalking Nathan, er, reading his blog. But I have found that too many […]