View Full Version : Agents vs. Self-Sell

02-26-2005, 01:19 AM
I was going to put this in the other topic I started but I felt it was a topic all its own.

What are people's opinions about getting an agent versus just trying to sell your book yourself, sending it to publishers who take unsolicited proposals.

I would imagine that agents try to get your book into larger publishing houses who will probably pay you more and give you better exposure but also take a cut of your money?

What are people's experiences and preferences? I was thinking about sending my proposals to agents instead of publishing houses and was just looking for a little advice (this is partially because I know what publishing house I want and they don't take unsolicited proposals).