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Offline Pinky85

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British vs. American agents
« on: June 29, 2010, 05:27:31 PM »
I've been in contact with a British agent throughout the process of finishing my novel. My book takes place in the UK, and I think if would be a good fit for both markets.

I will query both American and British agents, however, I wonder if anyone has any information about the differences between the two industries? Are advances similar across the pond? How about the time from contract to published book?

Basically, and US vs. UK publishing info would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: British vs. American agents
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 01:11:48 PM »
Hi Pinky, and welcome. karma to you.  I've got a novel with a British MC (and it takes place there as well).  I contacted a number of UK agents but the whole thing about sending the entire MS via airmail (too costly) and then the International postage coupon was just ridiculous.  I can't believe a lot of them won't use emails.  A writer's chances may (or may not) be better due to numbers - smaller UK population, smaller # of writers, but smaller # of agents.  Flip a coin and stay positive.  Good luck.  :koolaid:
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