Naomi Davis The Caffeinated

@NaomisLitPix

Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary Agency @Bookendslit She/Her. I giggle uncontrollably at autocorrects & movie bloopers. Autism parent.

BookEnds Literary Agency

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Feb 28

katydid 🦗 not come in peace @KatyLapierre

@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit How important are comps? And, when trying to find good ones, is it best to focus on plot/theme, or something else? #AskAgent

Replying to @KatyLapierre

What do readers get out of Book A that they will also get out of your book? Maybe that's a lyrical feel, or a powerful world, or a critical look at relevant social issues. Lean on that. "My book will appeal to readers who loved the X of Y book." #askagent

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Feb 28

Michael Scott Phillips @GreyOwlStudio

@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit Thank you!

I ultimately agreed with your feedback and gave the opening of my ms a significant overhaul. I'm actually more excited about first four chapters now.

Replying to @GreyOwlStudio

That's great! Just as a caution, a common problem I see when I req a full MS is that the first 50-100 pages have clearly been worked and worked and polished and polished, but the rest not so much. I pass on these. #askagent

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Feb 28

Joanne Roberts @BookishAmbition

Would you say that you personally are very hands on or editorial with your clients? Thanks #askagent

Replying to @BookishAmbition

Quite editorial, yes. It's rare that a project comes to me and needs no development. Part of what I offer, as an agent, is a knack for seeing where the story could be just a little bit *more* in one area or another. #askagent

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Jan 16

A common #askagent issue: "OH NO. I made a typo in my query - have I blown my chance?"
#querytip - no, you absolutely have not blown your chance. Agents are looking for beautiful books that excite and entertain us. We are not concerned if you used the wrong form of "there."