Call your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent

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. 
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In Bologna, in person


5 hours



Are you interested in participating in this event?

  • The CONFERENCE "Call your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent" will take place in presence during BCBF 2024.
  • The CONFERENCE will only be available in English
  • Once the purchase is completed, a few weeks before the event in the reserved area will be available the conference ticket and a code with which to obtain 1 free admission valid for 1 day at Bologna Children's Book Fair and BolognaBookPlus.




the LIVE Conference plus fair entry for one day

50.00 €

+ VAT if due


10:00             Welcome from Chair, Jacks Thomas, Guest Director BolognaBookPlus

10:05             The author’s view

10:15             The publishing ecosystem, Understanding how publishing works, Seonaid Macleod, Hachette Children’s

10:45             The role of the literary agent, Louise Lamont, LBA Books, UK; How a literary agent differs from a publisher or rights professional

11:10             The role of scouts, Rosalind Ramsay, Scout

11:35             Break

11:45             In Conversation: making the relationships work, from an agent’s perspective Luigi Bonomi, LBA Books, with Jo Henry, BookBrunch

12:15             Panel Discussion:  author representation around the world Lora Fountain, France, Sofia di Capita, Spain, Evy Tillman, Norway, Emily Chuang, Taiwan. Chair, Jacks Thomas.

13:00             End


Event description

For all those considering or starting out in literary representation or scouting, this half day event will explain the role of the literary agent, how to begin and gain clients, contracts, and how the publishing industry works. A variety of industry speakers present the essential information and knowledge step-by-step.

Curated by BBPlus


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