When I first started out in this self-publishing author game 4 years ago, I often read from more experienced writers that if agents, traditional publishers or film production companies came across your book doing well in the ratings and liked what you’d written, then they would get in touch with you. Apparently authors didn’t really need to keep sending off manuscripts willy-nilly in the hope of getting recognised. Recognition would automatically come to those whose book stayed high in the ratings.
Over the next few years I sent off countless queries to a myriad of agents, waiting in hope but of course receiving the usual rejection letters from the ones who could bother to reply. All the time in the back of my mind was the notion that querying agents was a waste of time, and that I should give up and let the book itself do the talking.
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