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How Literary Agents Can Survive the Digital Revolution

Some publishing experts predict that the digital publishing revolution will destroy the livelihood of literary agents. Smashwords founder Mark Coker has helped thousands of indie authors self-publish, but he still thinks literary agents can flourish in this new publishing environment.

In the slideshow embedded above (“The Literary Agent’s Indie Ebook Roadmap“), Coker outlined how literary agents can work with this new generation of authors.

Check it out: “As I mentioned in my prior post on agents, literary agents can add a lot of value to the publishing process. They’re the trusted author advocates charged with helping authors maximize the commercial potential of their works. A great agent brings passion, smarts and relationships that can multiply an author’s success several-fold. Literary agents represent some of the most commercially successful authors and author estates. In the presentation below, I share my ideas for how literary agents can better serve their clients by adding e-publishing services to their clients services mix.”

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