News You Can Use – Feb. 28, 2012

Why Authors Need Agents – Four professionals weigh in on the discussion.

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing – Read this when you have the time.

Questions an Agent Might Ask You – Be prepared if an agent calls you with these questions. It might happen today.

E-b00ks: The Giant Disruption – another breathless evaluation and ominous prediction about publishers. From the UK.

Why I Hope Real Books Never Die – Kevin DeYoung writes this wonderful salute to the printed book.

The Death of Chick-Lit – The Salon just got the memo? Publishers (and readers) made this decision a long time ago.

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One Response to News You Can Use – Feb. 28, 2012

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    Matthew Sheehy February 28, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    Mr. Laube,

    Some of the contributors promoted self-publication in the “Why Authors Need Agents” article. Do you see being the manager of an author’s self publication becoming an offshoot of the traditional role for an agent? Also, as an agent would you ever suggest to an author that he self-publish a sequel/follow-up if the success of the first book would essentially market the second book?

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