The Agent Game

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Archive for April 2010

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  • 10:32 Yes, this. RT @RachelleGardner: Does your agent have to love your book? dld.bz/bvAQ #
  • 12:52 RT @RachelleGardner: #pubtip If your project follows all my guidelines and fits what I’m looking for – it doesn’t mean it’s an automatic yes #
  • 12:54 RT @literaticat: On the blog: I discuss rejection, and why it is actually so not that big a deal, I swear! bit.ly/9FtmZW #
  • 13:54 Attempting to translate the output of my brain into something the writer can actually use. This is harder than you’d think. #
  • 14:45 Even if agent’s guidelines don’t require it, it’s often a good idea to include the title of your book in query’s subject line. #
  • 16:17 @RachelleGardner I suppose you could have one of your household servants send him a personalized rejection. Noblesse oblige and all that. #
  • 16:22 @kashicat I remembered your tweet better than I remembered my explanation. I think that means question was more interesting than my answer! #
  • 16:23 @kashicat And you’re welcome. I hope it helped clarify things a bit. #

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26 April 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:27 Shared Worlds, BTW, is a great spec fic writing camp for teens. #
  • 11:33 This. RT @BookEndsJessica: believe it or not rejecting so many queries actually gets a little depressing for agents #
  • 11:34 RT @caitkitt There is no magic publishing spell. There is no shortcut. Agents are not monsters, and those published did not game the system. #
  • 11:52 Happened to me last night too! RT @bradfordlit: Damn you authors with the fantastic mss that keep me up half the freaking night reading. #
  • 13:47 Thanks for the #FollowFriday nods @onyxhawke @ReginaldStJohn @ChristaCarol @MeganCurd #ff #

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23 April 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 10:46 RT @BookEndsKim: Vent frustrations on rejections, etc to friends and family. Not to the agent/editor and certainly not in a public forum. #
  • 13:05 If I’m crushed under this pile of work, please avenge me. Thank you. #

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22 April 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:54 RT @gollydamn: FL Libraries neck-deep in trouble; reps. to cut funding entirely – by Sat. Petition: tinyurl.com/ykbkjyb #
  • 12:29 @RachelleGardner I think being too connected can result in unrealistic expectations on the part of clients (& others) about response times. #
  • 14:49 RT @sarahw: Is Random House’s new M&A VP a signal of upcoming buying spree or further consolidation? More @Daily_Finance: is.gd/bCq5a #
  • 14:50 Because nothing helps writers like either more mergers or more "streamlining." #
  • 14:53 RT @cshirky: Revolution, in any field, means the old stuff people used to do starts failing, and most of the new stuff people try fails too. #

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21 April 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:12 @maggiekb1 Not immediately replying to a rejection with another project /= never querying again. And agents /= magazine publishers. #
  • 11:16 @amydezellar True, but they usually have some idea of which of their mss. is best. "Great but not saleable" won’t get a form reject from me. #
  • 11:18 RT @sarahw: How the volcanic ash is affecting the publishing industry, from LBF to author tours to shipping books: is.gd/bAKP8 #
  • 12:49 @Ginger_Clark Here’s a review of the new Tabla setup: is.gd/bARdh I haven’t tried it for myself yet. #
  • 13:20 @amydezellar I think that aspect of it is an argument for having a good writers’ group or first readers to help with the assessment. #
  • 14:39 RT @jennybent This is beyond awesome: read a kids book online and Penguin donates to a literacy group you choose: http://www.wegivebooks.org #

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20 April 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:45 RT @sarahw: Emilie Jacobson, longtime agent and SVP at Curtis Brown, died last week. @EmilyMandel pays tribute to her: bit.ly/9w9Hzp #
  • 11:47 RT @dianagill: Icelandic volcano has dashed the hopes of NY editors to edit, read submissions, and wear jeans in the office this week. #
  • 13:17 RT @sarahlapolla: Agent @Ginger_Clark talks about what made Author @Kristin_Walker’s query stand out to her – bit.ly/beBHFp #
  • 13:18 RT @sarahw: RT @drmabuse Ken Auletta on the iPad, with much on Amazon and present publishing models. bit.ly/9UrgL3 #
  • 16:13 Thinking of responding to a rejection by immediately querying with another project? Don’t. #
  • 19:29 .@kashicat I’m saying if you sent an agent your strongest current project, and it was rejected, you shouldn’t immediately send a weaker one. #
  • 19:30 .@kashicat If you later complete a stronger project, then querying the same agent again is fine. #

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19 April 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 08:59 Belated #FollowFriday thanks to @ketadiablo @ReginaldStJohn @RuthanneReid #ff #

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17 April 2010 at 10:55 pm

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