I am considering taking on a literary agent. (Reputable agent, I have friends who work with this agent + checks out fine on P&E.)
I have one question for the wise advisers out there.
I am aware that a literary agent can negotiate superior deals to an individual author. The agent that I am dealing with has mentioned that he can also renegotiate my older contracts to be more favourable than what I originally signed up for.
I have six book deals done direct with the publishers over the last ten years. (The books are still all in print.)
How on earth is this possible?
I thought that once you have signed a publishing agreement, everything was final.
Is this cause for concern? My main worry is that the agent is looking to claim extra commision for historical titles.