A.M. Rose Call Me Ann

Literary Agent

Tobias Literary Agency

agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Jessica Pateris @jessica_pateris

@annmrose 👋🏻I'm going to start querying my debut novel, which is the first in a trilogy, but I've read that debut novels shouldn't end on a cliffhanger. My novel resolves the main conflict but the ending chapter sets up book 2. Is this okay, or should the debut novel end as a standalone?
Replying to @jessica_pateris

IMO it needs to stand alone.
Here’s why… let’s say you get an agent and a 3 book deal but book 1 doesn’t hit the sales numbers so book 2 becomes “what else do you have” … you will have a lot of disappointed readers
Now this doesn’t mean their can’t be open threads

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Lif Strand seeks solitude 📖🎵 🇺🇦 @fasterhorses

@annmrose Suppose someone with a Big Name in the writing business contacted you and recommended my book? How much would that influence my query? If it was Stephen King, for instance, would I even have to query?
Hey, it could happen (in a parallel universe or something).
Replying to @fasterhorses

If that person’s opinion meant something to me it could push me to perhaps read more than I would but at the end of the day I still have to love it.
Honestly I think I’d be more influenced by my own client saying they loved something more than an author I don’t know personally

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

📝 Frank Martin @frankthewriter

@annmrose Is it pointless cold submitting to agents? I've had hundreds of rejections and yet readers state they've enjoyed my indie and self-publish books. I just find my time is better spent writing more books than trying to connect with an agent that can help me reach a bigger audience.
Replying to @frankthewriter

I’ve signed a number of writers who cold queried me. At the end of the day it’s up to you what you want for your career.
Also remember agents are selling to editors/publishing houses not readers so their expectations will be different than a reader’s expectation for a book

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Laura Hassebrock @lehassebrock

@annmrose 2nd question: when a work has crossover appeal between YA and Adult audiences, what element best determines which audience to pitch for? Is it solely characters’ ages or language/content more of a determinant? Or is it better to try to rewrite to be firmly one or the other?
Replying to @lehassebrock

IMO a book has to firmly sit in one place. If a bookstore doesn’t have a shelf for it, it’s going to make for a tough sell. And when determining where that is it’s about content and also reader expectation. Who are you writing this book for?

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Jena @ohhhjena

@annmrose If someone says to include 3 chapters and there’s a prologue, would that count as one chapter or will it be prologue plus 3 chapters? In your opinion 🙂
Replying to @ohhhjena

Use your best judgement. Is that prologue one page? Then also include 3 chapters. Could it be considered “chapter length” then send it and the first two.

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Sarah Clifford is 🌿querying 🌿 @sarahmclifford

@annmrose Do you have any idea what percentage of R&R's lead to representation? Any suggestions on crushing a R&R?
Replying to @sarahmclifford

I have signed a few R&Rs and have gone on to sell them to publishers so I think the best thing is to take your time and to ask for clarity if you need it.

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips