Bad communication is one of the reasons people leave their agents, and it's the reason I hear most often when those writers are looking for new agents.
Writers put up with bad communication far longer than they should because they're afraid of rocking the boat; appearing to be a pest; or afraid their agent will no longer like them.
This is utter crap.
This is YOUR work, sold on YOUR behalf, and it's YOUR career.
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This is a major reason why I left one. Not to put too fine a point on it but the agent works for the author, not the other way around. It should be a true collaboration, but the final test is who pays who.
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