Call your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent

This event is curated by BolognaBookPlus

The training conference aimed at those who are thinking of a career in literary representation or are in the early stages of working in this area.




On Demand


2 hours 30 min.




Chair:    Jamie Hodder Williams

Introduction Jamie Hodder Williams

Keynote: Loyd Grossman, Historian and Author

The publishing ecosystem

  • Understanding how publishing works, Seonaid MacleodHachette

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

Scoutstheir place and role, Ros Ramsay, Scout

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

  • Luigi BonomiLBA Agency with Richard CharkinMensch Publishing

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.   



Event description

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.


Curated by BBPlus
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