Turning the Tables

September 2nd, 2011

It’s a weird little quirk about agent blogs, I think, that they have a transitory readership. I mean, with a lot of blogs you find on the web, if you like what someone’s saying, you stick around and keep reading them. But agent blogs are different. I think many readers of them are seeking guidance […]

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Blog Thoughts

September 30th, 2010

Question for my readers: what do you look for when you come visit ye olde blog here? In other words — what are you favorite things to read here on Ask Daphne? Query critiques? Answers to your publishing questions? News about my authors and clients? Random posts about whatever I’m thinking about? Recent read reviews? […]

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What Do You Expect?

December 3rd, 2009

Moonrat, otherwise known as Editorial Ass, has a brilliant post up on her blog today, entitled What Can I Expect of My Agent? Her big two must haves: Full Fiscal Disclosure and Comfortable Communication. Click through for the rest, including some frequently asked questions. But what does that MEAN? Moonrat explains some, but I’ll add […]

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Ask Daphne! When Is It Too Much?

July 8th, 2009

Swank, vintage-looking party shoes for Jamie, who writes with a thought-provoking question about social networking: I am a big fan of social networking. No matter what I’m doing or where I am, I have my phone close by so I can check in with my twitter or facebook account to stay up to date on […]

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Secret Agenting

April 20th, 2009

In addition to going through a bunch of my own queries for Queryday last week, I also made a secret guest appearance on Miss Snark’s First Victim as her monthly Secret Agent. Authoress, aka the aforementioned first victim of Miss Snark, opened submissions early in the week and posted 50 first pages — about 250 […]

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