In this very interesting blog post by Alan Rinzler in The Book Deal, four top literary agents share their thoughts on the future of publishing and the role of literary agents in a fast-changing environment. The four, all veterans and eminently successful literary agents themselves are: Candice Fuhrman, Andrea Brown, Andrea Hurst and Bonnie Solow. Though admittedly the role of literary agents has been less known or appreciated in India, where I work and live, I am sure in the years to come things will change dramatically here too. India had a burgeoning market and the time will soon come to distinguish better writing from just any kind of writing. Readers will become more discerning over time . There will be a premium for better writing and I won’t be surprised if literary agents will play a major role in getting you and your work noticed amongst the hundreds, if not thousands of writers.