Janet Pearson @stellasaysme@annmrose What do you feel about using a comp that is a bestseller only in Canada and England?
Using bestsellers are difficult because you are setting the bar really high for yourself and no one really knows if a book will become a bestseller or not. It’s usually best to use mid list books and/or explain why they make a good comp
Malcolm Omega @Malcolm_Omega@annmrose What kind of education did you emabafk on to become an agent? Research for career path.
There are so many paths into this industry. I’m was a Communication major. Some people study Creative Writing or Publishing or English or even Law. Another way is to get an internship
Noreen @naziaso@annmrose #askagent how important is the voice in a WF/romance? In single POV narratives what else are you pulled into besides the theme and the voice?
For me, voice is very important. I want to feel like I'm reading a novel, not a school text book. The concept of the story should be grabbing too, but it's voice that will ultimately have me keep reading or not
H.L. Reilly Osial @hlosial@annmrose @jenichappelle How many followers do we need to have on Twitter to make it worth including in our query letter?
Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. Just right a damn good book we can't say no to (and of course a good query to go with it)
b o b @bobcorrigan@annmrose @jenichappelle If you’ve written a book that has the potential for sequels but stands alone as a satisfying read, will an agent accept it, or insist the next n books be delivered too?
We look at one book at a time
A M Duperre (Doo-perry) @A_M_Duperre@annmrose When receiving queries, do you prefer the person jump right into the story or put in a personalization and/or bookkeeping info first? #askagent
For me it doesn’t really matter. If they jump right in and I’m lost immediately, I’ll look for the bookkeeping info, but a good query is a good query so order doesn’t matter
Emily Rae @By_EmilyRae@annmrose How often do agents look at a querying author's website/social media to see if they know how to market themselves?
Good luck to your son!😁
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I always look up authors before I even ask for pages. Not to see if they can market themselves, but to make sure they aren’t an asshole
Author Daisy Blaine @_DaisyBlaine@annmrose What influences your decision to ask for a partial vs a full MS? #askagent
My intrigue vs my reservations about the story. If I have reservations, I’ll ask for a partial. If I’m more intrigued I’ll ask for the full.