Agents @BBPLUS2023

Call your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent

When7 March 2023
Medium: Physical Event

This event is curated by BolognaBookPlus

This is a new half -day training event that will provide invaluable information on all that being a literary agent entails.

It presumes no prior knowledge and goes through the essentials step-by-step. It is ideal for those who wish to start a career, or set up an agency in this sphere.  The role of the scout is also covered.


Chair:    Jamie Hodder Williams

10:00   Introduction Jamie Hodder Williams

10:05   Keynote: Loyd Grossman, Historian and Author

10:15   The publishing ecosystem

  • Understanding how publishing works, Seonaid MacleodHachette

10:45   The role of the literary agent, Maria Cardona SerraAevitas Creative

  • Qualifications, skills and experience
  • How a literary agent differs from a publisher or rights professional
  • Why a writers need literary agents
  • Editing/ shaping original work

11:10  Scoutstheir place and role, Ros Ramsay, Scout

11:30  Break

11:40  In Conversation: making the relationships work, from an agent’s perspective

  • Luigi BonomiLBA Agency with Richard CharkinMensch Publishing

12:10   Panel Discussion: Around the world with - or without - Agents

  • Chair Jamie Hodder-WilliamsLora FountainLora Fountain Agency, France; Beretta Mazzotta, Agenzia Editoriale, Italy; Urpu Strellman, Helsinki Literary Agency, Finland; Sorche Fairbank, Fairbank Literary Agency, USA; Katerina Fragou, Iris Literary Agency.

12:50 End