The authors concerned were 40% British/Irish, 60% North American. They were typically:
- highly experienced
- recently published
- and allied with big publishing.
We had over 800 responses and got some damned interesting responses back. You should really truly take a look at that Agent Hunter post but, to get you salivating, just take a look at these little lovelies:
Our comment: not surprising, but a very impressive performance. Well done trad publishing!
Our comment: Yikes! This is not so great. And other questions on communications / marketing were also dispiriting.
Our comment: not nearly good enough. We hope this improves!
Our comment: this data is for agented authors only and goes to show that agents are on the whole doing a terrific job. It also goes to show that authors are perfectly capable of being content . . . but that publishers have a good bit further to go before they earn that author loyalty.