I’ve mentioned the excellent blog of Dean Wesley Smith before, but there is a simply amazing discussion going on in the comments of his latest post entitled, “Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Agents Know Markets“. Currently there are over 70 comments, and most of them are from extremely established writers.
Absolutely eye-opening stuff, and if, like me, you’re a newbie writer you won’t even believe what you’re reading. It’s a lot to read and digest, but if you have any intention of selling a novel, and/or having a career in publishing, it is an absolute must read! It will make you seriously reconsider the need for an agent.