Editing, for one. A good agent (which means you must have the sense to identify not so good agents) can edit a book so that you tell not just a story but an interesting, well-organized and powerful story. This is the main reason I value agents. But, if you already know a great editor who loves working with you then ignore that point. Business advice, an agent knows the business more than I do and if you are looking at a hopefully looooong career (maybe with a movie to follow) you may need good advice someday. Larger print runs, many writers find small publishing houses and then end up with tiny print runs (which if you are going into the e-book business this doesn't matter so much), but if you still dream of having your hard copy book in bookstores then a large print run--from a bigger publisher--helps. Playing all the markets, I'm not against e-books, I love 'em. But having at least one book in the book stores, as opposed to all on Amazon, simply expands your market. So there you go...an agent can help. (smiley-face)
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