Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · 11 Dec 2019

Good morning! Today’s #pubtip: don’t be myopic. At all stages of the process, is one of the most impt habits of mind you can cultivate. Narrow focus on one enthusiastic pursuing editor, one time frame, one issue: all of these things usually hurt the quality of your book and deal.

Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit · 10 Dec 2019

Why do some books on Amazon come up first in searches? The algorithm is a black box but we know the number of reviews is a factor. If you’re an author, encourage readers to leave reviews. #pubtip

Nicole Fischer @nicolefischer13 · 10 Dec 2019

Authors, I say this with all the love in my heart: please be realistic and responsible about your manuscript deadlines. Your editor is juggling A LOT and they may not have the capacity to constantly check in to see if you are on track... (thread) #pubtip

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 10 Dec 2019

Day 6 of 12 Days of Videos. We're halfway there. Today's topic: How to Choose Your Comp Titles via @YouTube #writetip #pubtip #querytip

Kate McKean @kate_mckean · 10 Dec 2019

An actual human person got a book deal* from reading Agents and Books and she tells you all about here today!

*and not even a client!…

#pubtip #WritingCommunity #amquerying #amwriting

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · 10 Dec 2019

Writers: if an agent passes on your project but provides feedback as to why, you don’t have to agree with it, listen to it, or use it. However, don’t respond telling the agent how wrong they are, etc. #querytip

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 9 Dec 2019

Query hot-take: Beauty and the Beast retellings are the new vampires, i.e. 75% of what I see in my inbox. #querytip #pubtip

Bridget Smith @bredalot · 9 Dec 2019

WELL, someone managed to find my personal Gmail address - which none of my clients have bc I don't use it for work - and send a query there. DO NOT DO THIS. It's not a good way to get extra attention; it's a good way to get yourself blocked on all my accounts. #pubtip

Tara Gilbert 🔮✨ @Literary_Tara · 8 Dec 2019

Reminders for #amquerying

The synopsis doesn't matter so much as long as you have the main plot points and you spoil the ending.

The query, as long as you try, won't be rejected if it's not perfect. We just want to know the hook and what the book is about.


Hope Bolinger - DEN PREORDER 2 WEEKS @HopeBolinger · 6 Dec 2019


Don't worry if you don't have a huge platform or writing credits in huge publications. Flaunt what you do have, and don't downplay yourself. I'm interested in the writing most of all.


Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit · 5 Dec 2019

NDAs are not so common in book publishing and 99% of instances where I’ve been asked about one did not warrant it. #protip #pubtip #workingwithagents

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 5 Dec 2019

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Videos: The Best Format for your Manuscript via @YouTube Make sure you subscribe and turn on post notifications. Don't miss the next 8 days of videos! #querytip #pubtip #writetip

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 3 Dec 2019

Day 2 of 12 Days of Videos- Thanks to @PizzosPages for the question! On: Managing Multiple Projects via @YouTube #writetip #querytip #pubtip

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 3 Dec 2019

Catching up on some queries and wanted to share a quick #querytip: calling your manuscript "recently finished" or "just completed" might actually be doing you a disservice, since it implies you haven't taken the time to edit. Agents don't need to know when you wrote it!

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · 3 Dec 2019

November 2019 #querystats as promised!:
-250 queries (addressed directly to me)
-14 requests
-52 manuscripts in the To Read queue