The Agent Game

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Archive for June 2010

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  • 10:27 RT @neilhimself: Take 5 minutes to help save US libraries: bit.ly/d1KTS4 (RT please) #
  • 10:37 Agents too. RT @dianagill If publishers/editors could make every author an award-winning bestseller, WHY WOULDN’T WE? #

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Written by incognito

30 June 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:29 This! RT @RachelleGardner: Queries are really NOT that complicated! bit.ly/bYSfTD #
  • 12:49 V. good piece! RT @ElanaRoth: A must-read #dbw article by @jasonashlock: Radical Mediation: Agent, Evolve Thyself! is.gd/d8Ybu #
  • 12:52 Although I don’t think I agree with idea that agents should do all of this for no added compensation while changing things. #

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29 June 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 16:52 Day too hot, too much to get done, and too much caffeine consumed. #

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Written by incognito

28 June 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 13:11 Writers who don’t take opportunity to send sample pages w/ their query baffle me. Are they just not reading our guidelines? #
  • 13:28 .@amydezellar I think the default is (and should be) don’t send pages unless they’re asked for in the agent’s guidelines. #
  • 13:34 .@writerscanvas When there are conflicting guidelines, always go with ones on the agent’s own web page (if they have one). #
  • 13:36 .@jjochwat I’d instead assume that if the agent wanted to be able to see pages, they’d have put them in their query guidelines. #
  • 13:49 .@SpookCentral If you haven’t finished your novel, don’t query. Possible exception is if you’re already well-published. #
  • 13:51 Yes, I am apparently avoiding reading queries by answering questions about queries. I’m going to stop soon. Really. #
  • 13:53 @ianthealy LOL #
  • 14:00 @RissaWatkins I usually judge worth of an anth. credit based more on publisher and editor than sales numbers. And, for me, never a negative. #
  • 14:08 @KissMyQuery Probably personal pref. issues, but things can quickly engage reader other than main conflict (voice, prose, characters, etc.). #
  • 14:09 Thanks for the #FollowFriday nods @Writers_Cafe @DoctorCara @RuthanneReid #ff #
  • 14:09 Okay, going to turn off twitter so I can get work done (and hopefully head out a bit early to enjoy gorgeous weather). #

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Written by incognito

25 June 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 20:09 Explaining in your query that your novel is perfect and you’re not open to input? Bad idea. #pubtips #

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Written by incognito

23 June 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 14:49 Great sample pages are more important to me than the query letter itself, so make those opening pages really sing. #pubtip #
  • 15:34 To clarify my last tweet, I still care about query letter, but for me pages have more weight. Query does still matter. #
  • 15:35 @sarahlapolla Because they are foolish? #
  • 15:45 @sarahlapolla Unfortunately, I don’t think those two things are mutually exclusive. #

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Written by incognito

22 June 2010 at 10:55 pm

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  • 12:39 Good: New $149 B&N Nook Wi-Fi Bad: Still doesn’t read .doc or .rtf, and so is useless for me bit.ly/bb0ILU #
  • 13:53 Don’t include quotes from rejection letters in your query, no matter how flattering they may be. #pubtip #
  • 17:19 Dear Sony, please get in on the BN/Amazon eReader price war. Thank you. #

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21 June 2010 at 10:55 pm

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