- Dec 12, 2021
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Thanks Raggy.Do you have a named publicist, and could you send an email to her with your editor CC'd in asking what their publicity plans are?
I don't have experience with an agent leaving the industry. I did leave an agent and queried afresh; no luck with the first book I did this with, but the second book got an agent quickly. I think however, in your position, that I would prefer to go querying rather than stick at the agency unless I was convinced the new agent genuinely wanted my work. I would not want to go with another agent at the same agency if I felt they were obliged to pick me up, and not really committed to me as an author. However, I appreciate you have your new project, and that might push you more in the direction of sticking with the agency if that is an option. I hope it works out for you!
So anyway, (prepare for venting) after 3 books I at last have a named publicist but the ball has been dropped so often in the last few years it's time to cut away the safety net and hightail it out of Dodge.
I suppose I'm being a little bad tempered here because I was hoping my new project would let me burn all the bridges and move on. All I want are my contributor copies now. I guess if I don't get them in by the end of next month I'll ask the editor. They're in the contract at least!
On better news I emailed my agent and they said the head agent will be looking after things in the meantime. If the process might give me a break and fortune smiles upon me (for once) they'd take me on as a client, but the agency occupies some of the biggest names in my genre, and they are very over-stuffed. (Also I'd feel weird emailing a busy agent about a few hardback copies worth a couple hundred bucks when they're in the middle of negotiating an eight-figure film and book deal! I am so small potatoes in comparison, practically microscopic!) Oh well, if things were easy to get they would not be so appreciated...