I can't think of a better place to post this, so if there IS one, please move it, Victoria.

Now that my book has been accepted for publication, I have a contract, it's fair, I didn't see any of the red flags I have been told to watch out for, and straightforward. I understood everything that was in it. Well, now should I get an agent?

What does an agent do, besides sell books and negotiate contracts? Does he set up appearances, do press releases, stuff like that?
Just wondering if it's worth getting one for a book through a small publisher?

Thanks !