Holiday week!

June 30th, 2008

It’s a short week, and many of you may be lucky enough to be heading to the beach. What better book to stash in your beach bag than Cruel Summer? If you hop on over to Alyson Noel’s blog, you can find out how you can win an entire bag full of summer reads, including Cruel Summer.

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Ask Daphne! No one understands me!

June 27th, 2008
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Traditional Japanese shoes for Tiffany, who writes, “I wrote a Japanese grammar book. I’ve submitted my book to a number of agents who specialize in education but have never received a reply – because they don’t speak Japanese! The agents have no way to judge my book. My searches for literary agents that specialize in foreign language books has proven fruitless. I don’t know what to do.”

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Ask Daphne! How long can I make her wait?

June 26th, 2008
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Famous big shoes for Paula, who writes, “I recently submitted my first book to several agents. This is my first time, and I really wasn’t sure what I was doing. I got names off the internet. Anyway, two of the agents requested a partial. One of them requested the full the next day, and the day after that called me with an offer for representation. She was nice, and guided me through the q&a. I haven’t heard back from the other one yet, and there are still queries out there. Bottom line: I’m hoping to be with a bigger agency, even though she and her agency have plenty of sales in my genre. How long can I keep her waiting for an answer? She didn’t give me a timeframe. I’m thinking of using this offer to try and get the other agencies to offer. Is that appropriate?”

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Ask Daphne! How many is too many?

June 25th, 2008

A plethora of shoes for Narda, who asks, “As most agents are very busy and even an E-mail query may take quite awhile to receive a reply, how many agents should you query at one time?”

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The Unnameables picked!

June 24th, 2008

Ellen’s already shared this good news over at her blog, but The Unnameables has been picked up by the Junior Library Guild and will be featured in its catalogue as of October 2008.

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