You know, I don't think I've ever seen a "day in the life" story about an agent.
Specifically, just what kind of hoops do they jump through to get a book published?
I keep reading that someone's agent submitted the mss to certain publishers. Is that it? Or does the agent do any selling?
Is an agent's job just to have a good handle on what subjects are hot and what houses may be looking at a year or so from now?
Does an agent ever go back and ask a pub to reconsider, or is a rejection written in stone?