Some agents weigh in with guidance for authors who find themselves in this kind of situation.
Ted Weinstein of Ted Weinstein Literary Management advises writers to, "continue to build his or her platform and write (or get written about) in lots more media outlets, so their agent will be able to say to acquisition editors with a straight face that the author is now at a new, higher stage of their writing career."For what other agents and managers said, click over to the full article. If you got dropped by your publisher, how hard would it be to pick yourself up and move on? Would you figure it was just fate? What would you do?