Marisa Noelle 🤗🐬🎄 @MarisaNoelle77Hi @katenashagent & @LinaLanglee I was wondering how closely you work together - do you ever share projects of is it separate client lists? #askagent
Anita Davison @AnitaSDavison@katenashagent @LinaLanglee With such a wide variety of genres and sub-genre books flooding the market, aside from a well written story with engaging characters, what are you looking for in submissions for 2019? #askagent
I think a cracking story with a good voice will always work! Having said that, I am LOVING the trend towards gothic/horror and would love to sign some. And there's a lot of people who haven't seen themselves represented in many genres yet so would love more diversity #askagent
KA Whitfield @Whit_Writes@katenashagent @LinaLanglee #AskAgent Do you have a MSWL?
Wishlists are tricky because they are always changing BUT, I would definitely like to sign some ‘uplit’, a good crime procedural series and a bunch of YA. And I would love to see more diversity in all the aforementioned categories! #AskAgent
Elizabeth Frattaroli @ELIZFRAT@katenashagent @LinaLanglee Hi, I was wondering if either of you had any thoughts/comments on the recently reported fall of 22% in the UK YA market. Also, why does the appetite for YA in the US appear to be much stronger? Thanks #askagent
Hi Elizabeth 👋
I'm not overly worried about this. Last year saw a lot of BIG movie tie-ins which boosts sales. I suspect we'll see lots more of this. I think the overall market is strong though, and if the US appetite is stronger we just have something to work towards! #AskAgent
Victoria Leybourne @AuthorialViceHi @katenashagent and @LinaLanglee! When agents ask for a synopsis, are you talking about an intriguing sales pitch (like back-cover copy) or more of a blow-by-blow that details everything that happens in the book? #askagent
Pauline Morgan @paulinemorgan56@katenashagent @LinaLanglee #askagent What are your thoughts on the older protagonist? Thank you
Hi Pauline, great question! My favourite protagonists are often children or people past retirement age. A Man Called Ove and Elizabeth is Missing are some of my favourite books. Would love to see more in our submission inbox. #AskAgent
Marion Todd @MarionETodd@LinaLanglee Thrilled to be part of #askagent - wondering why agents ask if an MS has been sent to other agents - does it put you off considering the MS or make you more keen to read it? TIA.
I'll kick off this #AskAgent by introducing myself - I'm Lina, a new literary agent with the katenashlit.co.uk agency. I'm actively building a list of authors to find publishing deals for. @katenashagent and I are here until 9pm to answer any #querying questions!