You don’t have to look far for a blog post by an angry author or listen long at a writer’s event to hear someone complain about “gatekeepers,” “literary snobs,” and “naysayers.” So, is it true that industry professionals are betting against you?
I often tell excited prospective clients, particularly those who aspire to be traditionally published, that my superpower is being a buzz kill. This usually gets a laugh, but I'm only half joking.
This post with publishing statistics and advice from literary agents is not a sunshine and rainbows kind of post. It is, however, the kind of post that every aspiring author needs to read before investing time, energy, and money in a book project.