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Speed of debut book sale after signing with an agent among YA authors U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the time taken to sell first book after signing with an agent among young adult authors in the United States as of September 2017. The data reveals that the majority of YA authors sold their first book within three months or less after signing with a literary agent, however for 2.8 percent of surveyed young adult authors it took two years or more to secure their first book sale after having pursued assistance from an agent.

Time taken to sell first book after signing with a literary agent among young adult authors in the United States as of September 2017

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Release date

October 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 24 to September 15, 2017

Number of respondents

48 respondents

Special properties

among published trade young adult authors

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