Morgan Wright @byMorganWrightI’ve always wondered about this but I never seem to get a clear answer:
If you self-publish a book first, can you still get that same book published traditionally afterwards🤔?
(Currently deciding which works I’ll be self-publishing & which I’ll be querying) #writingcommunity
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It's veggie burger night in the Nordstrom household, and I can smell the burgers but they're not ready yet. I'm going to do one of those threads where I tweet about my queries and try to get through a handful before the burger lands in front of me. Ready? #QueryTip
Glennon Doyle @GlennonDoyleWriters: if you are asking another writer to spend hours of our time reading your book and blurbing: spend five of YOUR minutes asking personally. Otherwise it's real bad math.
Most blurbs come from an author/editor/agent/pub contact. Ways to personalize the request/galley mailing:
1) Annotate the cover letter w/ a personal handwritten note.
2) Write a notecard to go with the letter.
3) Email directly.
WeNeedDiverseBooks @diversebooksWe Need Diverse Books will no longer use the term #OwnVoices to refer to children’s literature or its authors. Moving forward, WNDB will use specific descriptions that authors use for themselves and their characters. ow.ly/su9w50F3IiJ pic.twitter.com/drlw4B3R0K
Samantha Wekstein @SWeksteinI must once again shout into the ether that I do not represent text-only picture book projects. Lots of agents do, just not me! My inbox is wild enough without having to weed through projects that don't meet my guidelines. I get probably 5 of these types of submissions a day. 😩
Angela Ackerman @AngelaAckermanDeep POV: 6 Key Details to Use in the Beginning of a Book (and Beyond!) buff.ly/3bxHZoh #writing #amwriting @write_practice pic.twitter.com/pAJ4MhN6fy
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spinesI'm elbow-deep in our slush pile today, so expect some #QueryTips over the next little while. The first may seem intuitive to some of you, but if your book is previously published (even for free), it often isn't eligible for agent representation! #WritingCommunity
I've received three queries so far today that are for books that are already published, so, #QueryTip:
#QueryTip: I get a lot of query letters that tell me a lot about the characters in a book, but not what they actually do. What is the plot? What are the stakes? Where does it happen? What makes it important? There is so much more to a book than just who it's about.
Just because: I don’t believe writers should have to stress about personalizing their query for every agent if it’s not something absurdly specific as “I know your favorite emo bad is Cute Is What We Aim For and that’s the vibe of my book.” #querytip