The Pros and Cons of Publishing Posthumously
Part 9: Finding an Agent You Can Really Trust
For the newly-dead author the one important question to ask is: does your agent have off-spring and are they in the family business? Take the long view here and be generous. It makes perfect sense to offer a slightly larger percent of future royalties than if you were a living author. Ceaseless haunting and the ability to invoke gypsy curses are always good backup plans, though threatening to let your work lapse into the public domain is the best motivation of all.