Tia Rose Mele

@TiatheTiger

I read for a living. Jr Agent and Sub Rights Mgr at Talcott Notch Lit, send me: MG, YA, and some adult! At home in slush pile. Fights internet trolls. she/her

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Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Apr 26

Janet Pearson @stellasaysme

@TiatheTiger My book has multiple POVs. Should I make mention of that in my synopsis and say why I made that choice?

Replying to @stellasaysme

I don’t think it’s necessary! As long as all the pov’s are vital to the story, the reader/agent will know why the pov’s exist without being told

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Apr 26

Elainawrites77 @BraveIrene77

@TiatheTiger how do agents feel about more novels in verse? or how do you feel? do they sell well?

Replying to @BraveIrene77

I personally don’t like them, but many agents do! I’ve actually seen a few editors asking for novels in verse, so I think they’re selling well enough for a demand!

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Mar 19

Noreen @naziaso

@TiatheTiger #askagent How is publishing going to affected by the current situation. Should we still query?

Replying to @naziaso

Yes still query! I think publishing works so far out that this won’t have too much of an impact on business.

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · 21 Dec 2019

Brie Edison Author @BrieEdison

@TiatheTiger If you are putting a comparable in your query letter; how do you compare it? For example--do you say this is an FBI book like so and so--or do you compare the plot line? Thank you!

It’s up to you! The most common way to put comps in a query is to say “*book title* is *comp 1* meets *comp 2*”

But, you can be more specific if you’d like. So you can say what from each comp is most prevalent in your project!

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · 21 Dec 2019

Dee Cee @DClheart

@TiatheTiger When querying- what is an author to do if they have no writing credentials?

For fiction, writing credentials can help but they’re not a requirement. Talk about what makes you qualified to write the book if you don’t have writing credits - an experience that inspired it, if it’s own voices, etc.

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · 13 Sep 2019

Noreen @naziaso

@TiatheTiger Do we need to hire an editor to copy edit? #askagent

Replying to @naziaso

No you don’t! If you want to you can, but it’s not required. I definitely recommend having critique partners but you don’t have to pay for editing

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · 13 Sep 2019

Allan Evans @EvansWriter

@TiatheTiger This is that scenario: my publisher is asking for a new name.

Replying to @EvansWriter

You can try to use a line from the book as a new title, or something related to your character name. The publisher should give you some guidance as to what they want the new title to be if they’re not happy with the original

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · 13 Sep 2019

Allan Evans @EvansWriter

@TiatheTiger Book titles: what do you look for in the name?

Replying to @EvansWriter

Honestly? I’m not very concerned with titles. There’s always the possibility that they get changed during the course of publication. I think the title should fit the book but I won’t turn anything down on the title! (And no editor would, either)

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · 21 Jun 2019

Jessica Russak-Hoffman @HoffmanJess

@TiatheTiger @mleewoeber Same question but for mentioning requests. I've seen some agency sites want mention of submission history including if it's on full request at all.

Replying to @HoffmanJess

I’d say same answer. Only include it if the agency asks for it.
But, with that kind of thing I think we’re usually asking for sub history re: publishers. If the project has ever been considered by a publisher, big or small, you should always include that info in your query!