In the midst of this publishing revolution, how will the role of agents change?
When I worked in corporate world, I could select and employ a PR company to promote my business; a design agency to come up with the company’s brand image; copywriters to pen the right message and sales people to work at the sharp end.
As a writer, I can do all of the above. And yet, if I want a literary agent to represent me, I cannot select and employ one. The prerogative on selection is entirely theirs.
Do you think it will change or not, and what would be your reasoning?