"Inside the Secret World of Literary Scouts"

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"Inside the Secret World of Literary Scouts"

Post by jjochwat » December 14th, 2009, 12:57 pm

Wow. I've been reading agents' and editors' blogs for a few years now, and not stumbled across anything on this topic -- until now.

A woman named Emily Williams (herself a former scout) explains the whole schmear. And this is only the first part! Two more (on the current scene, and why it's so hard to sell translations to US publishers) are coming, too.

http://publishingperspectives.com/?p=9028

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Post by Mira » December 15th, 2009, 10:03 am

That's a really interesting article! I didn't know there was such a thing as a literary scout. Thanks for posting it - good to know.

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Post by Nathan Bransford » December 15th, 2009, 6:48 pm

Very, very informative article - one of the best I've seen recently. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: "Inside the Secret World of Literary Scouts"

Post by beacon22 » January 20th, 2010, 9:11 am

Great article! My agent used to be a Literary Scout, and I'm amazed by how much she knows about books. It seems like a really interesting job for someone who loves books.
Come on over to my blog and lurk a little!

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