Kat Kerr

@thekatsmews

Agent Apprentice @corvisierolit , writer, foodie, theatre nerd. ESTP. Horribly mundane person. All views my own. πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™ QueryMe.Online/katkerr

Florida, USA

Corvisiero Agency

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Jan 27

Eowyn 2020 @cindymariej

@CortneyRadocaj @thekatsmews When compiling a sample of a nonfiction book for a proposal, how do I include items that could be sidebars without formatting incorrectly? #AskAgent

Replying to @cindymariej

I would leave the sidebars out of a pasted writing sample (pages that are copy/pasted directly into your query email). Should more pages be requested by an agent, the sidebar will be apparent in the manuscript.

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Jan 27

Michael Scott Phillips @GreyOwlStudio

@thekatsmews @CortneyRadocaj What if you're not getting any feedback, just rejections. I know you can't speak for other agents, but is your answer the same?

Replying to @GreyOwlStudio

It could still help in pinpointing issues or you can also try sending out to more beta readers and see what things get pointed out. It could be related to writing, concept, or big picture items and having additional eyes on the manuscript can help with that.

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Jan 27

Michael Scott Phillips @GreyOwlStudio

@CortneyRadocaj @thekatsmews How does an author know when he or she needs an editor? And do you recommend that authors work with one prior to (re)querying?

Replying to @GreyOwlStudio

If agent feedback is the same from multiple sources, it's usually an indication that there may be something that needs looking at that the author may be unable to see. In that case, hiring an editor may help in pinpointing those issues and finding solutions.