Today I accepted an offer for literary agency representation and signed a contract for my novel Bad Fairy. I am officially an agented author.
What this means: Once we get the contract finalized, we will develop some materials to introduce and present my book (and me) to publishers. It’s a lot like authors querying agents to find representation, except that the agent is querying acquisitions editors at publishing houses based on what they’ve purchased in the last 12 months. The goal is to find editors eager to buy books that are similar to those they’ve recently sold. If they like the idea, they’ll ask to see the book. If they like what they see, they’ll offer to buy the rights. Negotiations begin.
We’ll be approaching publishers soonish. I hope to be able to share good news when I have it.
In the meantime, please continue to tune in for blathering on any other projects I embark upon as well as news on this one.
Everyone, please meet my agent, Michelle Johnson. We both like coffee and books and spend too much time on the computer. I can’t wait to start working with her, and I’m so happy that she’s on my team.