Definition of literary agent in English:

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literary agent

Pronunciation: /ˈlidəˌrerē ˈājənt/

noun

A professional agent who acts on behalf of an author in dealing with publishers and others involved in promoting the author’s work.
Example sentences
  • First there's the author, then the literary agent, publisher, distributor, bookseller and finally the customer.
  • The world is lousy with literary agents; and literary agents only get paid when they make a sale; so they're a competitive and fast-acting group.
  • The big metropolitan publishers won't look at an author who does not have a literary agent, but a literary agent won't look at an aspiring author who does not have a successful publishing record already.

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Syllabification: lit·er·ar·y a·gent

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