Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · 1d

A thing I like to post on here periodically is that I don’t accept Facebook or Instagram requests from people I don’t know! And #pubtip: they’re not great ways to handshake network with an agent. Most of us (not all, but most) think of these as personal space.

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · 1d

Writers: If you don't bother to sign your query letter, it's unlikely you'll hear back. Just sayin'.
#pubtip, #litagentadvice

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 3d

Random unasked for observation: I’ve left the door open for quite a few authors lately to revise and resubmit. Honestly a lot of close-but-not-there-yet submissions. I always read hoping it’ll be great—maybe a push will help one of these books make that leap. #pubtip #amagenting

Kate McKean @kate_mckean · Sep 13

Book publicity is incredibly hard and book publicists are literal angels and if you want to know why read this:

katemckean.substack.com/p/how-publicit…

#amwriting #amquerying #pubtip #writingcommunity #agents #books

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 11

I’ve been thinking a lot about how and when I read submissions. Especially since having kids and being generally useless after they go to bed. Mostly I think I want to dispel the myth of a single-sitting-speed-read being the only sign of a win. #amagenting #pubtip

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · Sep 9

“Here’s a secret trick to getting published: Quit your whining and write the damn book!” #MondayMotivation #PubTip youtube.com/watch?v=R-3qLc…

Megan Manzano @Megan_Manzano · Sep 8

Don't write for a trend. The market is constantly changing and those stories being sold likely have been in the works for years.

Write the story you need to tell and the story you can't get out of your head.

#writetip #pubtip

Molly Cusick @molly_cusick · Sep 6

#Pubtip for my #amwriting #kidlit folks: try reading adult novels with child protagonists! It'll cement the difference between what's a kids' book and what's an adult book about a kid. Sometimes people think they're writing one when it's really the other!

Serendipity Literary Agency @serendipitylit · Sep 4

How many agents should you submit your query letter to?

As many agents as are appropriate, just be sure the genre of your #book is covered by that #agent. #BooksByTheNumbers

#Publishing @scbwi #Authors @PublishersWkly #PubTip @ALALibrary #AmWriting #Writers MUA: @FacesbyMadge

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · Sep 3

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul

@taffyakner PEOPLE WANT TO FEEL. They just want to feel. Most would rather feel angry or anxious than not feel at all, although feelings of love and belonging are better. They want to feel animated by something and pulled by a sense of mission. They want big lives that matter.

Replying to @annasproul

Psst, this is also an important #pubtip for selling a book, particularly nonfiction. You can be the most qualified and intelligent person on Earth, but if you're not giving people the clarion call, the shock of recognition, the prickling in the eyes, etc.

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · Sep 3

Being a published author means that you own a business. And any successful business has to embrace reinvention. #TuesdayTip #PubTip youtube.com/watch?v=W6Wc44… via @YouTube

Serendipity Literary Agency @serendipitylit · Aug 28

How can you tell the number of times your book has been printed? The answer can usually be found in your book! #BooksByTheNumbers

#SerendipityLit @scbwi #Publishing @ALALibrary #Authors #LiteraryAgent @PublishersWkly #PubTip #Agents #POCinPub #Writers #Books MUA: @FacesbyMadge

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · Aug 28

"Baggage is okay. It’s good to share it. It’s good for the new person in your life to know what might trigger bad feelings. And it’s good for you and your new relationship to build up a trust that can overcome that baggage." #WednesdayWisdom #PubTip bookendsliterary.com/2019/04/23/the…