If so many people are self-pubbing books then why am I getting so many emails from agents who are simply too busy even to contemplate taking on new writers?
I've sent emails to four agents, simply asking for their submission guidelines, and I've received the same answer from all of them. I know that lots of people write books. Some of them even think they're good enough to publish. But with this new(ish) self publishing trend there must be fewer sending their stuff to agents than there were.
In the naive belief that earlier attempts would be snapped up, I have never sent round-robbins. From now on I'll send my submissions to four agents at a time. I'll beat them into submission.