Here are a few snippets from the interview:
For me, it's about more than just making the deal, or getting the most money, it's about the author's career.Barer represents fiction and loves historical fiction and international fiction. (She also loves karaoke.)
This means helping get the work in the best editorial shape before it goes out on submission, finding the right editor and the best house for each individual project, and working with the author on every step of the publication process from jacket copy and website development to publicity, social marketing, paperback publication and beyond.
The smaller my list, the better able I am to help my clients work with their publicity and marketing departments to ensure that their books are published as successfully as possible.
… the harder you work with your publisher to promote the book by publishing stories or nonfiction essays to raise your profile, by blogging and keeping your website active, by thinking outside of the box in terms of marketing and publicity, the better your book will do.
Barer had many years of experience before she opened her own agency. When you query, are you put off by a new agency? Or do you look, not at the agency as a whole, but at the individual agent you’re querying?