Andrew Lownie uses his expert knowledge in the publishing field to maximise the potential of his clients and build up their careers. Here Andrew Lownie, and some of his clients and guest columnists, share advice on a variety of topics to writers. Elsewhere on the site you can find a Frequently Asked Questions list on literary agents, as well as advice for submitting work to agents.
02 Oct 2004
Written by Neil McKenna. You've done all the hard graft – found an agent, found a publisher, written the bloody thing, gone through the editing nightmare, had the book published and received some reasonably good notices. At last, you say to yourself, I can come off Prozac, get that leaking loo attended to, have a holiday and reclaim my life from the dark madness of writing. Then your agent rings. It's good news. A resolutely upscale New York publisher is desperate to publish your opus. The money's not brilliant, but not to be sneezed at. Besides which, they're so polite, compared ...Read more