It may interest PCQuill members to know that having an agent still has its advantages.
The following is taken from RWA's RWR for April 2005
How do authors get their books in the right editor's hand?
Method of Sale
Slush Pile 5%
These numbers reflect the romance genre, which, btw, is wide. Still, I would guess this is a good indicator all the way around.
8 years ago