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Weighing The Value Of The Literary Agent In The Digital Age

Posted at 9:48AM Saturday 02 Aug 2014

The great digital transformation has forced publishers to reinvent their business models, go direct to consumers, and reevaluate their value to authors when self-publishing provides a lower barrier to entry and sometimes greater profits. But publishers aren't the only book professionals upended by these changes. Literary agents are struggling to prove their worth to authors that prefer to forgo management fees and publish and market their works independently.

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