Do I need a literary agent to self-publish a book?
If you are seeking a traditional publishing contract, then it is recommended you work with a literary agent to help find the right publisher for you. It is notoriously difficult to gain the interest of a traditional publisher (approximately 2% of unsolicited manuscripts are considered), and so this is why having an agent can be beneficial. If you are interested in obtaining a traditional publishing contract, please visit our Literary Agent Service page.
If, however, you are hoping to self-publish your work (either independently or with a publishing services provider like Rowanvale), it is not necessary for you to be represented by an agent. While some publishing companies, like ourselves, will be more selective about the manuscripts we publish, we wish to be as open and flexible as possible and will take the time to consider all manuscripts that are submitted to us.