The publishing process can seem so complicated; this is a great interview with very helpful insights into modern publishing
MR: Welcome April! It’s an honor to have you here today.
AE: Thanks, Mary!
MR: So April, you’re known in the literary world as a “literary change agent.” What does that mean?
AE: When I moved into agenting a relatively few years ago, it was clear that things were changing, and fast. I could foresee a time when authors would need, and want, to take control of how their work was published. Legacy publishers haven’t been able to keep up with the changes, nor have they really tried very hard since it means relinquishing profits and power. In my view a change agent is someone who looks to the future with the goal of enabling people to do more, or to achieve outcomes that were previously unattainable. I’m excited about the new publishing models emerging because as…
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