BK experience

Posted by Michael Edesess

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My agent for my 2007 book, "The Big Investment Lie", when he received BK's contract, told me -- with what sounded like some amazement on his part -- that it was the best he'd ever seen. (For the author, presumably.) I like working with people who offer me the best deal rather than my having to negotiate it out of them -- probably because my temperament is not suited for negotiation, but also because I think it simplifies matters.

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Steve Piersanti
Steve Piersanti
December 10, 2015 Many agents tell us that the Berrett-Koehler publication agreement is one of the most author-friendly agreements in the business. There is, however, a downside to agents in BK's agreement: the onerous clauses that are standard fare in book publication agreements and that agents negotiate out have already been removed in BK's standard agreement, thus leaving less value for the agent to add in representing the author. And many authors tell agents upfront that the publisher that the authors really want to work with is BK, thus further diminishing the agent's role if the agent does not need to search for the best publisher.

Charlotte Ashlock
Charlotte Ashlock
December 10, 2015 Many authors think that you MUST have an agent. We actually have many authors who were not introduced to us by agents.