Amanda Jain

@wensday95

Associate agent at Inklings Literary Agency. Books, books, books, always the books.

Inklings Literary Agency

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Sep 11

Sédrie Danielle @SedrieDanielle

@BookEndsJessica Hi Jessica! After being rejected by agents and publishers, I began using betas to see if it was likeable. Everyone who has read my book loves it, but I can't seem to get the powers that be to read it. Do agents read past the queries if they don't like them? #askagent

Replying to @SedrieDanielle

Hard to say for sure without seeing it, but it may be one of two problems. A) The query itself isn't strong enough at getting your story across / hooking an agent's interest, or B) The premise itself is something that agents aren't feeling is marketable right now. #askagent

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Sep 11

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica

@DMandzz @bookendslit @AgentJessicaA @NaomisLitPix I don't always read the pages. In fact, I'd say for most I don't. But I wouldn't say my decision is based on a bad query. Usually it's an idea I don't resonate with #askagent

Replying to @BookEndsJessica

Ditto. If it's a premise I'm interested in, I'll probably give the pages a chance even if the query is a bit of a mess. I know queries are hard to write. But if the premise just isn't for me, I won't go on to the pages. #askagent