Darren Rowse always writes excellent articles and posts, but this one How to Get a Six Figure Book Deal From Your Blog I found particularily interesting. I am always looking for the latest and greatest marketing strategies, and the best, can often be applied to any industry.
“9. Trust that agents know a good proposal when they see one, but try again if you get a bad response.
Here’s how I got my agent: I bought Writer’s Market 2007 and picked out five agents. Here was my criterion: I only chose agents who said they weren’t accepting new clients, because I wanted someone who was established and doing well. And I picked people whose last names started with letters at the end of the alphabet because I thought other people who pick agents randomly probably start at the beginning, so people at the end must not get as much mail.
One has to accept the logic of Darren’s methodology in finding an agent, and the likelyhood of others adopting a similar method.
Therefore, with immediate effect, Phoenixrealm is being re-branded as Zrealm, and by the way, we are no longer accepting new clients.