Ep. 8 Publishing in the time of COVID with literary agent Elise Capron

If you’re a writer looking to publish your book the traditional way, a literary agent can prove to be your best ally especially if you’re just starting your journey as an author.

Today’s guest is literary agent, Elise Capron. Elise has been working with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency for over 16 years. During this time she has negotiated contracts, acted as a mediator between writers and publishing houses, licensed rights for book authors, and more. All of this with the goal of setting her clients up for success in their writing careers.

In today’s episode, Elise explains the role of literary agents, what they do, what they don’t do, and also what you can expect from one and what they expect form writers. She stresses the importance of finding the right agent for your book as there is no one-size-fits-all path to publish. This episode is packed with so much great information! You’ll hear Elise mention some very interesting tips and resources on how and where to find agents, what a good query letter should look like, how to cultivate long-lasting business relationships between agents and writers, and more!

Connect with Elise: Twitter – @elisecapron Facebook – Elisecapron1  Instagram – @elisecapron Website – https://www.dijkstraagency.com/agent-page.php?agent_id=Capron

Connect with Lauren and the show: Website – https://businessschoolforwriters.com/ Instagram – @laurenmariefleming & @businessschoolforwriters

Resources mentioned in this episode: -Check out our step by step roadmap to help you get your story out into the world HERE. -Dijkstra Agency – https://www.dijkstraagency.com/ – San Diego Festival of books – https://go.sandiegouniontribune.com/2020festivalofbooks/p/1 – Find literary agents HERE.  – Grab my FREE Spreadsheet to keep track of all the people you’ve pitched HERE.

Book recommendation of the week: The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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