Tracy CAN FIX IT Marchini
Ramon Ballard @raballardI was pursuing the MSWL file the other day and found an old one by you that might fit me @TracyMarchini my question is a "NO" fro, one agent in your agency equal a "NO" from all? thank you.
A "no" from one agent is not a "no" from all at BookEnds (but please do only query one of us at a time!) #BookEndsChat
Kirk Kraft @KAKraftDo you prefer 1st or 3rd person in MG contemporary and fantasy? #bookendschat
TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini@InkyMargins @Mediabistro also runs classes in person and online, and there's a number of industry conferences you can attend #BookEndsChat
TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini@InkyMargins Publishing is still very much an apprenticeship industry, so the best way to learn the in's and out's is an internship. #BookEndsChat
Chrystal D. Giles @creativelychrys@TracyMarchini Could you love with the first PB, not in love with the second and offer rep? Or iffy on the first PB & in love with the second & offer rep?
Blake Reichenbach @mbreichenbach@TracyMarchini A bit of both, but more on the end of one interested in working in publishing.
Blake Reichenbach @mbreichenbach#BookEndsChat I'm curious if there are resources you'd recommend to learn more about the ins and outs of the business side of publishing? pic.twitter.com/32RxNWHoM5
Mark Holtzen @holtzymook@BookEndsJessica @TracyMarchini #BookEndsChat Has to be such a love/hate relationship with the inbox.
Chrystal D. Giles @creativelychrys#BookEndsChat When an agent requests more #PB MSs after the initial query. What is the agent specifically looking for in the new MSs?
I want to see different concepts and a sense of style. Want to make sure there's potential for a pb career- not just one book. #BookEndsChat
Mark Holtzen @holtzymook@TracyMarchini #bookendschat ive always wondered how full your submissions/query inbox needs to be to cause you stress?
Welp, this is me now & I'm stressed about it! (Ideally though, I'd like to be within a month or two of my oldest submission.) #BookEndsChat
BLCP74 @BLCP74@BookEndsJessica #BookEndsChat Are pubs willing to take on a first-time author's work?
Sarah Finnie @SarahbethfinnieDuring “the call” what question(s) do you wish writers would ask? #BookEndsChat
Ask what the agent sees for your career, & be honest about what you want yourself. Make sure you're starting on the same page! #BookEndsChat
TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini@CP_Daly Well, if you're not getting any feedback that's specific to your work or requests, then u probably want to look at both...1/2 #BookEndsChat
CP Daly 🎊🎉 @CP_Daly#BookEndsChat Rejections,"not a good fit" should one revise the query or pages provided. How to proceed & make better.Thanks for your time.
Jason Henderson @jasondhendersonCan you suggest a book on writing with good advice? (I love writing books. My fave: On Writing.) #Bookendschat
Scotty Claus Rhoades--My Self on a Shelf @scorhoIs an unrelated pro writing career useful in a query? #bookendschat
Elisa Stryker @elisa_strykerDo you have any advice for writers that are writing in a genre/topic that's considered a "hard sell"? #BookEndsChat
If that's genre you love, then keep writing. Market changes. Alternatively, is there another genre you love in the meantime? #BookEndsChat
Christina Herrera @CHerrera122116@RachMBrooks #BookEndsChat What are some key things to look for in a contract with a lit agent?
Commission, term, what's repped. Red flags: anything (besides recouped expenses) where you pay agent, no termination clause. #BookEndsChat
David Antonio @DavidAHarshawIn YA, is it okay to include illustrations in the ms, or would it be better to withhold them and suggest them after offer? #BookEndsChat
Jennifer G Prevost @jennygprevostOne more for #BookEndsChat: What's the magic number of PB manuscripts an author should have 'ready' when querying?
I advise having at least 3. Query your strongest, have 2 more that haven't been shopped to editors on deck. #BookEndsChat