I often tell excited prospective clients and workshop participants that my superpower is being a buzz kill. This usually gets a laugh, but I'm only half joking. The competition for shelf space and reader attention is fierce. The reality is that most books aren't commercially viable. I could focus on the positive and blow smoke and […]
Literary agents and publishers regularly receive hundreds to thousands of unsolicited queries and book proposals per year. That can mean 10 or more each week.