Dr. Uwe Stender

@UweStenderPhD

Literary Agent of books for humans aged 1-100, and occasional university professor. Liebt Musik, Filme, Buecher, Fussball. #TeamTriada . Ich sage, was ich denke.

Triada US

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1d

Dana L. Davis @DanaLDavis

@UweStenderPhD What your favorite book of all time?

Replying to @DanaLDavis

That's tough. But if you told me that I could never ever read anything other than THAT book, I'd pick: Gottfried Benn
"Sämtliche Gedichte." HE was a misunderstood genius whose poetry is HEAVEN and everyone else's is garbage. (Which is why I cannot read poetry at all anymore.)

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CameronWrites @trueCameron22

@UweStenderPhD This is not as much of a tips/tricks question, but I assume seeing your last post that I'd be best served waiting until after your vacation to shoot a query?

Replying to @trueCameron22

Not necessarily. The single most difference to queries during that time is that I don't respond unless I am interested, which my out of office message CLEARLY conveys. I will still read upon my return, but not respond per my SPECIFIC message.

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Hanna Alkaf @yesitshanna

@UweStenderPhD Hi Uwe! Do you think the season your book is published in makes any difference to how well it does?

Replying to @yesitshanna

Possibly. In the fall A LOT of books are up against best selling authors or lead titles. And that could be detrimental. At the same time, it could help, as more books are often sold. So, I guess in the end...it does not necessarily matter.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 6

Jenn Leon @JennLeonWrites

@lapointe_jenna @UweStenderPhD @happywriter2017 Thanks for asking this one! I’ve been curious as I’ve had a few fulls out for what feels like forever! How exactly do you follow up without sounding rude?

Replying to @JennLeonWrites

Dear <insert name>,
I hope this finds you well. I just wanted to check if you have had a chance to take a look at <insert title> yet. I am looking forward to your thoughts.
Best wishes,
<insert your name>

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 6

Kari Hagen @KariHagenWrites

@UweStenderPhD @happywriter2017 If an agent is open to queries for an unfinished novel, should you submit or pass until it's ready? #askagent

Replying to @KariHagenWrites

If an agent is open to unfinished debut novels, they are either on crack or other opioids, or illegitimate, or bad, or YOU are Rihanna or some other almost as major celebrity.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 6

Kira Hawkins @KiraHawkins7

@UweStenderPhD @happywriter2017 Do you meet all of the writers you sign face to face? How much travelling does a typical author do before and just after the release of a new book?

Replying to @KiraHawkins7

Ha, no. IRL I have not met all of my clients, a lot, but not all. The traveling depends on how "big" the book is and what sort of promotion you and the publisher have in mind.