Getting To Know My Clients

January 7th, 2013 • Kate

InterviewI’m truly excited to get back on the wagon in terms of blogging this year. I want to bring back my About My Query posts (more on that in another post), as well as continue to keep you updated on new books, news, and reviews. One of my plans is to do a semi-weekly interview with a client — sometimes related to a book release, sometimes just because they’re cool — and in the spirit of collaboration, I wanted to ask you, my readers, what kind of questions you’d like them to answer. I’m thinking of questions along the lines of:

  • What are you working on now?
  • What was your favorite book as a child/teen?
  • What are you reading now?
  • Do you work with a critique group/partner?
  • What’s your memory of how we started working together?
  • And, of course: favorite pair of shoes?

Do you have any other burning questions you’re eager to know the answers to? My goal is to come up with an interview, so to speak, that will be the same for all of my clients. ┬áPlease add your suggestions in the comments!

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2 Responses to “Getting To Know My Clients”

  1. Tiana Smith Says:

    I guess I'd want to know what their relationship with you is like – for example, do you email all the time, or do you only communicate in the middle of a deal, etc. What do they like the most about working with you? (Though, those might be rather strange questions to ask your own clients, now that I think of it …)

  2. Krista Van Dolzer Says:

    Piggybacking off the question "What's your memory of how we started working together?" I think it would be great to hear more about how the submission process went with that first manuscript, whether or not it sold, what happened with the next manuscript, and so on. (This line of questioning would only work for your more well-established clients, of course.) It would give querying writers a sense of how you work behind the scenes and also help promote the kt backlist!