Senior Level // Literary Agency
A Literary Agent is someone who helps writers get their stories made into books. Their job is to read as many stories as possible and find the best ones and then find a publisher who is willing to pay the writer to turn the story into a book which is then sold in bookshops or online.
Literary agents then work for the writer to help them make money from their stories by selling them to different types of publishers. Publishers will pay an author to turn their story into a book, ebook or audiobook, and to publish in different languages. The agent will get a share of the profit.
They work with writers and publishers acting as a middleman between the two. They split their time between reading and selling. They can work in a big office with lots of other literary agents, or they can work on their own.
A Literary Agent works with authors and publishers.
To become a Literary Agent, you need to have experience as a Literary Agent Assistant and to have started building your own list of authors.