Fun Fridays – October 14, 2016 By Steve Laubeon October 14, 2016Share7Tweet8I saw this photo and created the following poster for your “edification.” Share7TweetCategories: Fun Fridays About Steve Laube Steve Laube, president and founder of The Steve Laube Agency, a veteran of the bookselling industry with 40 years of experience. View all posts by Steve Laube → Previous Post:How to be a Woman?Next Post:An Alternative Candidate
…and all the author’s Christmases come at once.
…and the author is blissfully unaware of the carnage to come.
A Tongue-in-cheek Writer’s Psalm: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of publication, I will fear no contract, for my agent is with me; your leverage and your wisdom, they comfort me. You prepare a meeting for me, in the presence of acquisitions editors; you anoint my writing with thumb’s-up emoji’s; my publication offers overflow. Surely fame and blissful happiness will follow me all the days of my writing career, and I shall dwell in the house of my new publisher forever, without ever abandoning them for a more impressive advance against royalties–unless I feel like it.”
Steve, is that an agent or author that’s about to become a carcass?
That’s funny. What would an agent (or author with his agent) do in this situation?
Do agents compete for an author? I have seen authors change agents and have wondered if the author may have been “recruited” to an agent and away from another? Do publishers “steer” new authors who don’t have agents to particular agents that they prefer to work with?
As you probably know in the corporate world the acquisition of top talent in various fields can get very competitive and sometimes even downright vicious.
An eternal truth presented with elements of philharmonic upgrades;
Maybe little author should just run with it and see who pursues the hardest.
Sheri Dean Parmelee
So, were the big guys saying grace or just blessing the smaller animal? Maybe an animal dedication to the Lord? Food for thought, literally…..