Last month I got my hands on one of this summer’s hottest buzz books. I was super excited to dig in. Based on
I tried. I gave it my best effort, but the book wasn’t what I wanted it to be. It felt predictable and slow. If that book came through my Query Manager (I don’t think it did) I would have passed.
Agents are readers first and all agents have those books and authors we passed on who later went on to success. I don’t believe this is a failure in an agent. It’s a business decision and one that, despite an author’s success, might still be the right one for the agent.
When you decide to judge agents for passing on great books remember all the so-called great books you pass on as a reader. Like the
So much about this business is subjective and finding the right agent is truly just as much about finding the person with the same vision you have as it is about finding the agent who can sell your book.