Literary Speed Dating: How Not to Find an Agent

Pitch sessions are a staple at most writers conferences, offering authors the opportunity to sit down face-to-face with a literary agents to talk about their projects. But while they make lots of money for conference organizers, they aren't the best path to getting a book published.

When buying a home, avoid dual-agency

The New York Times reports on a developing trend on Long Island: home buyers seeking out their own real estate agents to represent them exclusively...