Robin’s Riff on How Much Should a Literary Agent Cost?


One of the most common questions that Robin gets asked is, “how much should a literary agent cost?” 

The short answer is… “We hope your agent costs a lot!” 

In episode #120 of The Author’s Corner, Robin explains why that’s a good thing, and it’s all because a legitimate literary agent’s pay is based on how much the publisher pays you. She also reveals the four key ways you can make money through book sales (and the various ways that your agent earns their commission). 


Key takeaways:

  • What literary agents are typically paid
  • The four key ways to make money through book sales
  • The red flags you should look for when in the hunt for an agent 


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About Robin Colucci:

Robin Colucci has been helping world class experts write world changing books since 2003. Before that she built, grew, and sold a personal fitness business. She also was a journalist and worked as an acquisitions editor for an independent publishing house. Robin brings her deep, hands-on knowledge of publishing and entrepreneurship to her clients whose books cover a range of topics including: business, personal development, memoir, health and fitness, science and technology, politics, equality, and the environment.

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