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voodoo
08-18-2010, 07:52 AM
What if you write mostly in one genre...let's say sci-fi...
and you find an agent to represent you...
but you have one book written in a different genre
that they don't deal in...do you have to find another agent
for that one genre or does your agent make it work?

Thanks!

Ryan_Sullivan
08-18-2010, 08:23 AM
It depends on the agent. Some will take it on, some may refer you elsewhere, or some may set you up with somebody else at the agency to handle that book. It really depends on the agent, how strongly they feel about that book, and if they have any contacts within that genre. Even if they don't handle it, they might have a few contacts that they can use.

ChaosTitan
08-18-2010, 05:14 PM
What Ryan said.

Stew21
08-18-2010, 05:50 PM
I also read recently that agents like to know what's going on, so discussing genre, change of genre, career path, next book ideas, etc is encouraged. They want a good relationship with their authors. Communication is the best step that direction.

If you already have two different genre books, and are offered representation, it's a good conversation to have from the beginning. :)

waylander
09-17-2010, 05:23 PM
Nathan Bransford's views on this http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2007/12/genre-hopping.html