Working with An Agent: Step 1 – Writing your query letter

Yesterday I talked a bit about what an agent does, so now we’re going to get into the process of finding an agent for your work! Sometimes I hear people say that they’re worried that they’re not ready to sign with an agent because they don’t think they can deliver new...

Working with An Agent: What does an agent do?

While I know I’ve written about query letters and submissions before, I don’t think I’ve ever gone through the full process – including what happens after you sign with an agent. So in this series, I’m going to take you through the whole process in the hopes that it...

My 2017 in queries

Thanks to the magic of QueryManager, I can share exactly how many queries I received this year, how many I requested, and how many clients I signed. So here goes: When I first opened up to queries, I was averaging between 300 and 600 a month. Things have settled and...

The book takes as long as the book takes.

One of the things I say most often to my clients as they’re revising is, “The book takes as long as the book takes.” What I’m looking for, as their agent, is a polished manuscript that’s been taken as far as they possibly can. It’s been revised, it’s been workshopped...

2017 Year in Review!

On a larger scale, this year has been pretty rough, but on a personal and professional level, there was a lot to celebrate in 2017. So on this last day that BookEnds is open for the year, it felt like a good time for an author/agent year in review! Author Tracy My...

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