Literary Agent at KT Literary. Reading, parenting, hugging, table top gaming, baking challah, kayaking and wine tasting. Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!
Great conversation yesterday about pen names...
- yes, pen name/ pseudonyms are fine!
- yes, over the course of an author's career, multiple pen names are fine!
- no, you don't have to have chosen your pen name at the point you query
Author gets a 2-book deal.
Book #1 is delivered and Book #2 is due, say, in a year.
During that year, author may also write any of these things as long as it doesn't "Interfere With Timely Delivery Of Book #2"
- IP work
- short stories
- other series
- next book
#pubtip = Agent's First Priority = negotiate, submit, pay, strategize, read, coordinate, connect, audit, follow up, file, share, thank, support, nudge, prep, email, celebrate, promote. For Current Clients.
Second Priority (after everything above is done) = read queries
A note on the Delivery Dates Clause in your contract...
Delivery clause doesn't mean an author can't write/ sell other books. It means author can't write/ sell other books that would interfere with on-time delivery of contracted book.
Published Author #PubTip =
If your agent/ publisher has sold audiobook rights for you, that's GREAT!
Please please please please please promote the audiobook on your website including narrator and buy-links!!
@JaleighJohnson does it correctly here: jaleighjohnson.com/the-mark-of-th…
#PubTip = I've heard this mantra about publicity for years and just wanted to share:
- What works (in publicity) every time? Word of Mouth
- How do we control Word of Mouth? We can't, alas
So we put together a publicity campaign to elevate visibility and...hope.