Jessica Faust

Literary Agent

BookEnds Literary Agency

President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

Last week, @jmcgowanbks and I pulled a bunch of books off our shelves and talked about What a Cover says About a Book youtu.be/YLCWmS5ACd0 via @YouTube #PubTip

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

Perhaps my best #pubtip is to always be working on the next book.

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

Although not our most viewed videos, they are the most fun to film. #pubtip listening to agents talk about their recent reads also gives insight into how they look at and for submissions: What We Read in February 2021 youtu.be/T9xaNCUoOog

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

I have an upcoming blog post on why preorders are important. In the meantime, published authors, once your book is available for preorder it's no longer "coming soon" on your website. It's "preorder now" #pubtip

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

I get a lot of queries for books targeting "to both adults and young adults." It's not. You are targeting one age group or another. Young adults read up, adults read down, but no book is written for both markets. #pubtip

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips
Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

We at BookEnds live by the 24-Hour Rule. Now we're sharing our tip with you! #pubtip youtu.be/-e5OiK8g2ho?a

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

16 hours of flying means I got lots of reading in. I’m up to 45 books (not for work) this year & every book has improved my agent skills. If you’re not reading, you shouldn’t be writing (or agenting). #amwriting #pubtip

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips
Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

Good morning Twitter! If you haven't yet seen the new @bookendslit YouTube channel check it out. More great information from @bookendslit agents. #pubtip youtube.com/channel/UCukLk… #askagent

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips
Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

Cover copy makes a difference. Even when books are free. Authors, ask to see cover copy before it's final. #pubtip #bookexpo17

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

A lot of very vague queries this week. Need the details that make you stand out. #pubtip

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

Unless you've been previously published don't query your book until it's complete #pubtip

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips
Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

Whether or not the agent asks, please always send a synopsis with your requested material. #pubtip

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

My last #pubtip for 2015. Hold off on querying BookEnds agents until the new year. We're resting, relaxing & catching up.

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

Querying Authors: When compiling list of agents to query where do you get your information?Best sources of agent lists? #pubtip

Jessica Faust
@BookEndsJessica
Literary Agent
President & founder of BookEnds Literary Agency, author advocate, optimist, & professional pain in the ass. Runs on coffee, wine, & laughter. She/Her
377 MSWL
574 AskAgent
191 Tips

When following-up on submissions use the same email trail. It helps agents find material faster. #pubtip