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Apr 6, 2020

The Gatecrashers follow-up on the predictions they made in episode 031. Listen in to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting book publishing.

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...


Feb 3, 2020

What secrets are book agents hiding? What don't they want you to know? While no two agents are the same, the Gatecrashers discuss five things that tend to be true for many literary agents.

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke. She brings 10+ years of experience.

Charis Crowe is a...


Jan 27, 2020

Believe it or not, but no one can predict when a book will hit the bestseller lists. The Gatecrashers dive into the mystery behind these lists and what can be done to give a book a chance at that coveted #1 spot.

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke. She brings 10+ years of...


Jan 6, 2020

What's it like to work with a traditional publisher? While they bring a lot to the table, there are some realities that can be surprising to first-time authors. 

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke. She brings 10+ years of experience.

Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who...


Dec 2, 2019

The Gatecrashers wrap up their series with former Simon & Schuster VP Jonathan Merkh, discussing what it takes for a book to be profitable, how authors can make a living, and the disappearance of the midlist. 

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke. She brings 10+ years of...