Ask Daphne! About Querying a Series

December 14th, 2009

I know I’ve used this image before, but it’s one of my favorites, and so apt for this question about series. L.K. asks: I have only begun the process of developing a query letter. And in doing so, I couldn’t decide between querying my first YA novel alone or the whole series. One agent I […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query XXXIV

December 11th, 2009

Very bookish shoes (thanks to Sara Raasch!) for Kathleen, who contributed today’s About My Query post. All the usual rules apply: be nice, be helpful, be constructive! Ready, go! Dear Ms. Unfeasible, To escape a loveless marriage, Nicholas and Aaryanna, two characters in an unfinished romance novel, give their author writer’s block. They enter a […]

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“Powerless? No, powerful!”

December 10th, 2009

I love this sixth grader’s review of Powerless by Matthew Cody. In part: Matthew Cody’s characters made me care about what happens to them. His descriptions of the characters show that they are more than one-dimensional – that they are more then they appear to be. Matthew Cody’s book is now high on my list […]

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Ask Daphne! About Query Services

December 9th, 2009

Random, very odd shoes for Rose, who contributed Today’s Ask An Expert question. She wants to know: What do agents really think of submission services? Well, Rose, I think there’s two different things that come to mind when I think of submission services. There’s companies writers may hire to send out their queries for them, […]

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On E-Books and Delayed Publication

December 9th, 2009

I’m going to be answering more of your questions this week, but for the moment, I wanted to share a couple of articles I read this morning about e-books. As you may have read (via GalleyCat and Rexroth), Simon & schuster and Hachette Books have made the decision to delay e-book editions of some of […]

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