It’s two weeks since I started querying literary agents with my book ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: Skelly’s Square,’ and I said I would keep you all regularly updated, so here goes. To date I have queried 15 agents, all of whom I chose after researching them online and judging they would be a good match […]
via Three Rejection E-Mails Later…. — Fractured Faith Blog.
This is a great example of why I will be going the self-published route. No need to try and find a literary agent, much less trying to find a traditional publisher later. The odds of finding a good literary agent are probably worse than finding a traditional publisher. Most good agents are already at capacity when it comes to clients they can handle. You would have to find one that had a client retire, die, or quit writing, then convince them you are the one they need to fill the opening.
Traditional publishing is on the ropes and two groups of people don’t get it: the traditional publishers and the authors who want to be picked up by the publishers.