As to mediocrity, she says:
I only go after writing that really wows me, and that I know will wow publishers. I think there's far less room for mediocrity now, publishers can't afford to take a chanceWe’ve been talking platforms lately. Here’s what she says on that:
As for authors, developing a platform and selling your own book is more important than ever. Take advantage of every contact and opportunity and encourage your publisher to try new things, like Google's TV commercial system, etc.As to e-books, she says:
Readers want HC books, but they are also asking for paperback, audio and now e-book versions…. If we listen to the readers and tap this new technology, the marketplace could be more profitable and more exciting than ever.So what does she think editors are looking for?
I think editors are looking for game changing books -- truly brilliant innovators that see the world (business, science, politics, history, etc) in a new way and who can tell stories in the process. And, they're looking for authors with built-in media connections.Link over to GalleyCat to read the full article and hear everything agent Bridget Wagner has to say, as well as how to submit to her and what she’s looking for.