Meredith Kaffel of DeFiore & Company


Is there a fee for working with agents or do they get part of the commission from the book sales?

Beverly from Cockeysville, MD

There is no fee. We only make money when our clients make money. The standard agent commission is 15 percent of all domestic income and 20 percent of all foreign income brokered by that agency. If you encounter an agent who requires an up-front fee, run from him as you would from a burning barn.

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