BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · Sep 26

For those interested in a career in publishing: “Learning to work at a job takes a lot... It’s an understanding of the corporate environment, learning how to effectively communicate, and seeing what you can do to stand out, while fitting in.” #PubTip bookendsliterary.com/2019/05/22/sec…

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · Sep 25

Readers & Writers alike-- it's important to know: Why Pre-Orders Matter youtu.be/Ix1ceiXmbH8 via @YouTube #PubTip

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Sep 25

Please don’t pitch your story to agents on Twitter unless it’s a pitch party. If you want to know if the agent will be interested in your MS, query them. Thanks! #amquerying #WritingCommunity #pubtip

Penny Moore @literarypenny · Sep 24

Everything is hard to sell. The market is saturated due to various issues, so just write the project you feel the most passionately about, making it the best it can be before you reach out to agents. #pubtip

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · Sep 19

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 · Sep 19

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 · Sep 17

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 says Keep Faith Is Out! @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!