This is a simple question, so bear with me. Rachelle Gardner, the literary agent, has announced that she simply no longer accepts new clients that are not previously published. Nathan Bransford quit being an agent and said that the agent of the future will be divided into two camps: those who handle celebrity writers and big names and those who act as a coach/editor/mentor to the masses of wannabe writers. What this tells us is that the traditional route to publishing is basically over. This is understandable given that a hardback today sells for less than it did in the 1980's and e-books are undercutting even that. There simply is no way to make a buck on a new writer. So what do we do now?