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  • 11:19 Don’t spend time in your query saying negative things about other books/authors in the same genre. #pubtip #
  • 21:04 RT @literaticat If you start a query with a rhetorical question, there’s a good chance answer will be sarcastic, or ‘No’ or ‘I Don’t Care.’ #

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31 August 2009 at 10:55 pm

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Today on Twitter….

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  • 10:40 #ff Agents: @BookEndsKim, @BookEndsJessica, @pwheeler_agent, @literaticat, @kate_mckean #
  • 10:43 If an agent asks you for part of your manuscript, sending the entire thing is not, in fact, helpful. #pubtip #
  • 11:37 RT @papertyger: author C.E. Murphy’s perspective on digital piracy of her books here: bit.ly/11IwlG. thought-provoking. #
  • 13:21 RT @Ginger_Clark Authors: if you’re going to write up fake emails from editors claiming to love your book, keep in mind that.. #pubtip #
  • 13:22 RT @Ginger_Clark I probably know a couple of those editors, and can always get them to verify said emails. So, maybe, don’t do that? #pubtip #
  • 13:24 Adding, if you’ve even thought of faking a publication, recommendation or award in your query, DON’T! #pubtip #

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28 August 2009 at 10:55 pm

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Today on Twitter….

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  • 10:37 Read a great partial last night, and now the sample pages in today’s queries get measured against it in some part of my brain. #
  • 11:13 If an agent accepts sample pages with queries, be sure to actually send them. #pubtip #
  • 11:21 Wonderful author Justine Larbalestier on aspiring writers getting ahead of themselves: is.gd/2C1Su #

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27 August 2009 at 10:55 pm

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Today on Twitter….

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  • 10:13 RT @pnh: Do _not_ use the Twitter web interface until this gets fixed: bit.ly/PNMvC #
  • 11:20 RT @Ginger_Clark A proposal for agents, here: bit.ly/vK0CQ #
  • 11:22 .@Ginger_Clark I think that it’s a better way to do business long-term than rushing to get the quick offer. Just need to convince clients. #
  • 11:24 .@Ginger_Clark Of course, careful targeting, and so sending project out to less editors at a time, can work too. #
  • 11:25 .@Ginger_Clark I’ll now disclaimer all of that with the fact that I’m a lowly assistant, and so am in some ways still a naif. #
  • 12:43 The number of writers sending out queries without apparently doing even the most basic of research never ceases to amaze me. #
  • 12:46 Please take the time to research the guidelines and preferences of the agent(s) you’re querying. Please. #pubtip #
  • 13:32 @RachelleGardner They’re giving up opportunities because of fear of spam….spam which they’re going to get anyway. #

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26 August 2009 at 10:55 pm

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Today on Twitter….

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  • 10:35 RT @pwheeler_agent: Interesting article on the changing state of publishing–for the better: tinyurl.com/nx6fat #
  • 10:56 If you go into querying thinking of literary agents as your opponents, you’re more likely to fail to get one. #pubtip #
  • 14:07 RT @arcaedia Publishers Weekly on new wireless Sony eReader bit.ly/10Bf0Z also ePub format & Mac compatibility. But still costs $399! #

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25 August 2009 at 10:55 pm

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Today on Twitter….

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  • 11:30 .@RachelleGardner Twitter pitches? Ignored. Same if via blog comments, Facebook, or anywhere else other than email or snail mail. #
  • 11:33 Don’t try to pitch/query agents via their blog, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc., unless they specifically ask for it. #pubtip #
  • 14:07 RT @NathanBransford So far this year I’ve sent 11,921 e-mails. What that means: tinyurl.com/lg6fxp | Scary, but true! #
  • 14:29 Rachelle Gardner discusses some common myths about agents: short.to/nts0 #

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24 August 2009 at 10:55 pm

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Loudtwitter working again

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Apparently Loudtwitter is functional again, which means my various tweets will be gathered up and reposted here.

Someday I may even do another real post.

Written by incognito

24 August 2009 at 1:27 pm

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