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Eddy Boudel Tan @eddyautomaticQuestion for agents: After the salutation in a query, do you prefer diving right into the action (plot description) followed by the essentials (title, word count, genre, reason for choosing specific agent), or vice versa? Thanks in advance! #askagent
Meliha Sheikh @meliha_sheikhWhen considering a writer, does the fact that the author doesn't reside in America or isn't American (PoC included) effects your decision? #askagent
Amalena Caldwell @AmalenaCaldwell#askanagent #askAgent
I've been told it's best to use a pseudonym to avoid identification when #amquerying if you're openly neurodivergent online. I'm sure those answering this would say it doesn't matter but regarding all other agents, do you believe it's detrimental?
Rimma Ojougboh @RimmaOjougboh@TracyMarchini @ailadoyle2 Wow! What percentage of fulls turn into an offer of rep?
A.M. Hall @AuthorAMHall@TracyMarchini @ailadoyle2 Out of curiosity, are your total queries so much higher in the early months of every year? Are there certain times of the year that are high volume?
So far that pattern is consistent, with the exceptions being months I do more interviews or conferences leading to a higher volume as well. New Year's resolutions = high volume, summer (July/August) and the last few weeks of the year (holiday crunch!) = lower volume #askagent
Sandra Cormier @Chumplet@TracyMarchini @colin_d_smith @BookEndsJessica I should probably stop labeling it YA, even if a teen is the main protagonist? #AskAgent
AJ is probably trapped in a delayed train @Ajay_H_Kumar@TracyMarchini @BookEndsJessica Thanks! As a follow up can I ask what is currently hot and/or what you think will be hot? I've seen a lot of requests for MG, while Adult F seems to be plodding along.
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica@Ajay_H_Kumar I'm going to defer #YA questions to our other agents. I think @TracyMarchini is floating around and might be able to better answer. #askagent
Sandra Cormier @Chumplet@BookEndsJessica Is a YA set in the Seventies considered historical literature.... yet? Or is it still in limbo? #AskAgent
Whitney @EarlyOwl08#BookEndsChat #askagent do you recommend having a website/author page even before querying an agent for your first book? Is that presumptuousness, confidence, a bad/good plan? Thanks!
Serena Louise @Serena_L_ThomasQuery question, if you request "the first 3 chapters" would you expect the writer to include the prologue if they have one along with the three consecutive chapters, or would you class the prologue as a chapter and want chapter 1 + 2 only? #askagent #BookEndsChat
Melody Haaf @MelodyHaaf#askagent if I previously queried months ago, and basically rewrote my query, is it okay to requery someone, saying oops I queried too soon last time.
Aila Doyle @ailadoyle2You guys get a lot of queries. What percentage do you feel are excellent? Of those, what percentage get a request for more pages? #askagent
#AskAgent Here are my query stats for 2017, where you can see how many I requested (green) and passed (red).