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Finding the Right Home for Books: What to Expect from Literary Agents and What They Expect from Authors – with Kimberly Peticolas

Episode Summary

Literary agent Kimberly Peticolas guests on the 21st episode of Klopotek Publishing Radio and talks with us about the ins and outs of literary agencies – what they do, how they guide an author through the publishing processes, how to find the right partnership from them, and the Dos and Don’ts when you decide to work with one agent.

Episode Notes

**Who You will Hear**

Guest: Kimberly Peticolas (Literary Agent at Rudy Agency; Independent Publishing Consultant)

Co-host: Luna Tang (Cloud Service Delivery Manager at Klopotek)

Co-host: Dwayne Parris (Senior Consultant at Klopotek)

There is no doubt that literary agents have long played a vital role in the publishing world – they are the experts helping authors navigate the industry, they know how to more effectively pitch your proposal to a particular editor, and most importantly, they represent you to get you the best possible deal on the negotiation table.

In this episode, agent Kimberly Peticolas sits down with us and talks about all aspects of literary agency. The conversation begins with stories of her career transition – how she went from being an independent publishing consultant to a literary agent. She then outlines the responsibility scope of a literary agent, how an agent could guide authors through publishing processes with a traditional publisher, and how to find the right partnership with your agents. In the end, she shares insights on a new author-publisher partnership model in the contract negotiation stage, as well as provides valuable advice for authors on manuscript submission.

To get to know more about Rudy Agency and the books and projects it represents, please visit the website https://www.rudyagency.com/. For more information about Kim’s editorial and publishing business consulting services, please visit https://www.kimpeticolas.com/.

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* The views, information, or opinions expressed in the program are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Klopotek and its employees. It is the goal of Klopotek Publishing Radio to support cultural diversity, the exchange of opinions, and to create an environment where the conversation of a global publishing industry can thrive.