This is part of a series of interviews I have planned for the next two months. I spoke with Agents and Editors--all were gracious and willing to share their insights about publishing. I hope you enjoy!
Today I am talking with Literary Agent Nikki Terplowski, from Holloway Literary, LLC.
What is your take on Digital?
N.T.: Like many, I believe digital publishing is the 'next big
thing' in the industry. Some have embraced it and others are still
wary. Eventually, writers, agents and publishers will have to deal
with digital and decide if they will benefit from the new format or
get left behind.
What is your take on Piracy?
N.T.: Fortunately, I have not had to deal with any piracy issues but
certainly it is prevalent... I'm all for regulations that will help
prevent the issue from becoming more pervasive.
What can a new author do to make themselves valuable to you?
N.T.: Establish an online presence: Website, blog, Twitter, Facebook,
Goodreads. Establish it now as you are writing. Understand the
concept of branding as it relates to authors, determine what image you
want for yourself and be well-versed on how to promote your brand and
platform before you're published.
What ways are readers finding your authors?
N.T.: Social media, absolutely. Whether it is a Tweet, a blog or
Facebook post, readers continue to look for recommendations online.
What is the one question no-one’s asked and they should?
N.T.: Do you think my idea is marketable?
Fun question: Favorite beverage: Coffee, preferably Jamaica's Blue Mountain. (I love this coffee!)
What is your thought on serials?
N.T.: I love them. They're brief, accessible and easily read in a
few moments. And then...serials create interest, a desire to purchase
the entire novel. It's an old-fashioned idea...Fitzgerald, Dickens...many of our literary greats started off with serializations.
And now, the idea is re-discovered, modernized for a new generation of
I found this wonderfully positive interview, about digital and how an author can grow. I am fascinated about the rise again of serials. What are your thoughts?
The next interview will be with Latoya Smith, Editor form Grand Central on November 27, 2012.