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Adam Blackman @Adamdblackman#AskAgent Does BookEnds plan on offering internships in the near future? And are you open to career-changers (meaning NOT fresh out of school as your web site lists)?
We have no plan as of right now to open, but I've often said the best people come when I wasn't looking. And I'm open to interns/workers of any agent. #askagent
Carrie Ann is now Ann C. Orlandi @Writer_Carrie@bookendslit If an author is
A. Slower to write (a book takes about a year)
B. Only has manuscripts in a tough-to-sell market (ya fantasy)
Is it worth using the next year to jump into a new genre or age group? Or will the market change? #askagent
The market is ever-changing so I wouldn't worry about that so much. Instead, I would focus on what you need to do for you and if that's taking a year to jump into something new go for it. #askagent
Jessica Payne @jessicabluewri1@BookEndsJessica PS I should add this agent has lots of titles listed on their website - books and authors — whom I don’t see on PM. Legit agency. Just not sure how to interpret.
Jessica Alwell @QuotedJessica@BookEndsJessica #askagent I see conflicting information all over for what’s coming considered average word count by genre. How much should an author be concerned about this? Is a few thousand words over the average an automatic no?
I would say 5,000-10,000 words is where it gets risky. Editing never hurt anyone. #askagent
N.C. Kay @NC_Kay_author@BookEndsJessica #askagent Hi, regarding your video about writing a synopsis - any tips on making a successful ensemble cast synopsis? Thank you!
I assume you have one continuous story. Tell that #askagent
🇮🇹 Diego Tronca 🇨🇦 🇮🇪 🇫🇷 @TroncaDiego@BookEndsJessica Another question. How important are book signing events, book promotion tours and media events for authors? Especially for foreign authors like myself, who might find it difficult to be in the US or elsewhere for long period of times. Thanks. #askagent
In truth, they don't sell many books and don't happen as frequently as you might think #askagent No need to come to the US all to be published here.
Katy Lapierre ✨ @KatyLapierre@BookEndsJessica #askagent What is your general stance on new adult? Do you consider it a legitimate age category?
I don't know whether I'd say legitimate or not. Market wise it just hasn't sold that well. Most new adult is now selling either as YA or Adult. #askagent