TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · Mar 16

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica

@Ajay_H_Kumar I'm going to defer #YA questions to our other agents. I think @TracyMarchini is floating around and might be able to better answer. #askagent

Replying to @BookEndsJessica

I think YA fantasy is a hard sell at the moment, but like some of my colleagues said, there's always room for something fresh. (It's just really hard to find that unique twist when there's so much out there!) #AskAgent

TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · Mar 16

Whitney @EarlyOwl08

#BookEndsChat #askagent do you recommend having a website/author page even before querying an agent for your first book? Is that presumptuousness, confidence, a bad/good plan? Thanks!

Replying to @EarlyOwl08

I don't think it's necessary - I think the more important thing is to make sure whatever profile you do have (be it website, twitter, etc.) is geared towards being a professional writer. I do google before I offer. #askagent

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA · Mar 16

Replying to @Daizylublue

This likely varies from agent to agent. I like to just consider one manuscript at a time, but if it’s something that hits my MSWL…I wouldn't want to miss out on it so send me a note about it. And definitely mention the other material. #AskAgent

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA · Mar 16

Aila Doyle @ailadoyle2

@AgentJessicaA Thanks Jessica. Do you generally feel that the queries you receive are well-formed and polished?

Replying to @ailadoyle2

Generally, yes. Though there’s probably at least one terrible query every day. And it doesn’t take a perfect query for me to request, but it needs to at least be competent. #AskAgent

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA · Mar 16

Melody Haaf @MelodyHaaf

#askagent last question, Do you guys every pass queries between each other?

Replying to @MelodyHaaf

Sometimes but not always. If you get a pass from one of us, certainly feel free to query another BookEnds agent who you think might be a good fit. #askagent

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