Ask Daphne! What about fees?

June 23rd, 2008
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Some super expensive shoes for Susan, who writes, “I recently received an e-mail from an agent who said she would like to represent my book. But she also pitched her writing workshops to me. When I said that I wasn’t sure I could commit to her workshop, but had already hired an editor who is well-known in the subject of my book, this agent replied that she can also help me with edits on a one-on-one basis–for a fee. Do you think this is a conflict of interest: representing my book and being my editor for a fee?”

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Ask Daphne! How to categorize the uncategorizable?

June 23rd, 2008

JM writes,”I have a completed manuscript in search of a hard-to-find agent. I am a first-time novelist with a 93-chapter epic that crosses genres: religious fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, contemporary and historical fiction. Any idea how to find the agent to represent this?”

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June 23rd, 2008

It’s been a busy few days around kt literary headquarters, and I have loads of news and links to share with you. So let’s get to it!

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Ask Daphne! Should I retitle?

June 19th, 2008
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A quick question tonight, since it’s already way late, and I spent the entire day amidst serious renovations. My fingers are sore and my back’s about to give out, so this is about the limit of my time in front of the compooter today. Will writes, “I wrote a novel that originated from a published short story of mine. Should I mention that in the query? Is it better to change the title or keep it the same?”

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SUMMERtime… and the reading is easy

June 18th, 2008
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Cuidad Magazine shares their thoughts on Alyson Noel’s Cruel Summer.

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