I love that authors have so many ideas. But if an agent turns down one query, don't keep sending project after project hoping to land one with them
Agents usually want to work with most of your books, so if they reject most of them, it won't be a great fit
3) When can I start promoting the book? Ppl tend to be more motivated closer to pub date. In the meantime, ask them to sign up to be notified. Tip: offer free content e.g. presentation handouts in exchange for their email. Good luck!
2a) Should I create a separate social media handle for my book? No. Use your existing SM handle. 2b) On which SM platform should I push my book? Focus on the one you have the most engaged followers & push that content to other platforms.
Lynn Jones Johnston @lynnjohnstonlitDuring a call today, I realized my author had 3 basic questions in prepping for the launch of her book. Passing along in case others need the info.#pubtip #authortip
1) Do I need a separate website for my book? No. If you have a website, create a page for your book & highlight it on the home page. Also, your publisher will have a landing page for your book you can link to. (Please don't just link to Amazon.)
I really can't talk about the world anymore, so I'm just going to go back to my classics: queries. Hope that's okay with you guys. Some thoughts as I clean out the Queries email address now that we've moved to Query Manager.
A thread? Yes, a thread.
I'll be closing to queries next Friday 10/23 in order to get caught up on my submissions. Reopen date TK.
Thanks so much! (& thanks to all the amazing writers who have been patiently waiting on responses to requested materials--they're coming!). #querytip
The Beccadook 👻 (is CLOSED to queries) @RebeccaPodosI’d like to apply this to query letters, too. When a writer includes the ownvoices hashtag, but doesn’t specify which rep is OV, it’s not...terribly helpful or meaningful twitter.com/sj_fennell/sta…
#QueryTip: Before you query, make sure you've researched and you're ready. Publishing is a big/competitive industry. It can be heart wrenching to pass on a great project because the author isn't prepared for the professionalism, public visibility, and commitment involved.
A quick #querytip to follow my thread last night: think the words "zoom out" when writing your blurb/hook in your query. What would an advertisement show about your book? It wouldnt show much history or character insecurities. It would show who, what happens, where&how. Zoom out.
Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRothQUERY UPDATE: @LDLiterary has officially switched to Query Manager. New email queries will no longer be answered. Our submission page has all the info you need: ldlainc.com/submissions
#querytip #pubtip #amagenting
I will of course be answering all email queries sent before today. And I’ll do those first. I’m one of those “in the order received” sticklers. #querytip