Querying writers! Be sure to check your records when querying. I get so many of the exact same query that I’ve already responded to. Save yourself (and us! Agents are swamped!) time by keeping track of who you’re querying and what they say! #querytip
JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsolowayQuick reminder to #amquerying:
Please don't worry if you misspell my name in the query. Try, but if you err, it's okay. Soloway is a weird name. It sounds like Fallaway or Hallaway or Salaway.
Tip: Think Solo + Way.
But I promise I won't hold it against you. Best of luck!
—insult other books
—say your book defies genre
—use negative self talk
—Give us the hook/high concept pitch
—Show your summary to someone who hasn’t read the book
—send it to agents individually
—write another book!
Michelle Tessler @tessleragencyBest Sellers Sell the Best Because They’re Best Sellers nytimes.com/2020/09/19/boo…
When clients ask how to get their book into Target, Walmart & Costco, my answer is to make it a bestseller. Books at these outlets are managed like other inventory like electronics & toys, requiring steady demand. #pubtip
Lynn Jones Johnston @lynnjohnstonlitWhen I get a query, after the topic the next thing I scan for is credentials. With NF, the person is as important because books aren't fact-checked like magazine & newspaper articles. Publishers must trust the author. Degrees, awards, jobs count.
I realize this can be unfair to those who don't have the same access. If you don't, show your lived experience. Get endorsements from experts on the topic. Get published by outlets known for rigor. Prove you can be trusted to tell the story. #pubtip
Kaitlyn Johnson - closed to Queries @RedPenKaitlynWriters, please note, word count estimates change every couple years depending on market. PLEASE only trust sources that were posted within the last 3 years when deciding on your novel's word count ❤️ #querytip #amquerying