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Dec 28, 2020

Every agent needs to start somewhere, but not every agent will excel at their job. The Gatecrashers discuss how to spot which newbie agents will learn and grow and which ones will bring more harm than good to your career. 

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented...


Dec 7, 2020

What happens when authors or publishers get sued? The Gatecrashers discuss the various circumstances that typically surround author courtroom drama and who wins ... and who loses.

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009.

Charis Crowe is a marketer and...


Oct 26, 2020

What if my publisher wakes up one day and realizes he made a mistake? Many authors are afraid that their publisher will cancel the deal at the first sign of trouble. But that's simply not the case. Contract cancellations are rare, and when they do happen, they happen for a reason.

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and...


Sep 14, 2020

Sometimes agents don't respond to queries at all. And other times, they'll respond only to go silent soon after. Why does this happen? The Gatecrashers talk about why agents go dark.

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009.

Charis Crowe is a marketer...


Jun 8, 2020

How do you become a literary agent? Amanda shares her own journey to this unique profession.

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009.

Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to...