The Business of Working with Literary Agents

You’re a fierce champion of your work, a skilled mediator and negotiator or a creative partner-in-crime, your relationship with your agent is incredibly important. Your relationship with your agent is incredibly important for championing your work and negotiating on your behalf. Widely varying and wonderfully unique, the relationship should always be a professional business arrangement.

In this recorded session, Johanna Clarke, SoA Publishing Contracts Advisor, talks through the key things to be aware of when navigating an author/agent relationship. She advises on initial considerations when starting out, what you should and shouldn’t be expecting from your agent, the importance and implications of your agency agreement and some considerations for when leaving or moving agencies.