Advice from an Agent

A few weeks ago I was reading a blog post on Nathan Bransford’s blog about author websites.  He said that a googleable presence is definitely good.  And then came the question about whether or not to post excerpts from a novel you want to get published.  He didn’t have a problem as long as there was control.  As many of you know, I have posted the prologue and chapter 1 of my novel.  I have control as far as taking it off at any time.  However, I don’t have control over who reads it or what they do with it.  Therefore, (and I really hate to do this) I have made both pages password protected.  If anyone wants to be able to view them, you’ll have to contact me.  I can then send it or not.  Anyway, sorry about that, but I want to make sure I do this the right way.

Also, for any of you following them, I’ve added a few quotes on the “quotes” page, along with a new beta reader comment.

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3 thoughts on “Advice from an Agent

  1. Reasonable precaution.

    I’m constantly being asked to post more excerpts, but I’ll never give more than the 688 words I’ve already shown.

    Of 145,554 words in the novel, that’s a very small piece that I would hope is forgivable.

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