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Previously Self-Published Now Looking for Agent

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#1 AuthorAuthor

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:29 AM

Hi everyone,

 

Has anyone self-published then later became represented by an Agent and successfully traditionally published?

 

I self-published a non-fiction book a few years ago, had a little success in book signings, speaking, give-aways, had some good reviews online - but just couldn't break through to the next level.

 

Now, I want to update the book, find an Agent and get published the traditional way in preparation for a series of new books that I'm working on.

 

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

 

-AA



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:47 AM

Most agents aren't interested in previously published works, because most publishers aren't. If your sales were in the many tens of thousands, you've got a better shot, but that can work against you too, as some can think that means it's played out. Lower, and you did a bunch of publicity, is not promising.

 

This is non-fic, which means your credentials and platform are important in your proposal. So... unlikely but not entirely impossible, but you'd be better off just focusing on the next book, imo.







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