In this exclusive interview, Scott Waxman, Principal at Waxman Literary Agency and Chairman and Co-Founder of Diversion Books, discusses e-publishing, new business models, the role of agents, and interactive books.
From the interview:
I think agents need to figure out the authors that they feel can continue to publish traditionally and really focus on making those people as successful as they possibly can, long-term earners.
And, then for the other clients that they have, that maybe are going to be struggling to get traditional deals, you need to find alternatives, and that means looking to new companies. It means understanding the different business models of e-publishing and apps and figuring out ways they can add value to that.
The role of the agent has always been to find great projects. Now, you have to figure out ways to get them out there.
A joint production of Digital Book World and Astral Road Brand Media: http://www.astralroad.com/