Lets assume that I have written 5 complete novels, and none of them have gotten an agents attention. However after writing my 6th novel, I managed to get an agent, and they find a publisher to publish my book. Once this is done, would it be easier to get those 5 previous books published (or some of them)?
The reason I ask this question is because I always hear how hard it is to get an agents attention, and it seems like sometimes people have great books that just dont get the attention of an agent. But once you got their attention with another of your works, it seems like they might be more willing to give your previous work a chance. Would this be a wrong assumption, or do agents in a way only represent you for one book, and once they are done making the sell you move on? I would almost assume that once an agent chooses to represent you that you can just call them up or e-mail and ask them questions or present your ideas without having to go through the query letter process again, but I have never had a chance to experience this so I dont know.