In the Trenches: The Great Agent Shuffle

person shuffling cards

One thing I am learning while I am spending my time here in the querying trenches is that the publishing industry and the agents are constantly in flux. It appears that a great agent shuffle is in the works. Being the nerd that I am, I have constructed a database that keeps track of all the agents that I am interested in. And the companies where they are working. Today, as I was doing my updates, I noticed that several of the agents I am interested in have taken a giant shuffle. It appears that one of the agencies where many of the. agents I was interested in were working has either shut its doors or broken into smaller agencies. Either way, it changes my plans.

I’ve seen this happen a couple of other times, as I have been querying. I’m not. sure if this is a seasonal shuffle or if this is driven by forces in the underlying publishing industry. Like the number of licks to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop, this may never be known.

As an aside, a quick update on my editing efforts. I have managed to get through Chapter 16 and I will be starting on Chapter 17 tonight.

All right, enough of this practical procrastination. Time for me to get back to the real work which is, of course, trying to find some one to act as an agent. And editing my books. Then. there’s writing that other one. And the one after that.

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