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Old 03-08-2012, 11:04 PM   #451
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I thought i would share this for those interested: during Sara's #10queriesIn10tweets on Twitter today she stated that she wants more romance authors NOW and that she LOVES contemp YA.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:24 AM   #452
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Just subbed to Kristen with my women's fiction mss. We'll see if anything comes of it. Fingers crossed.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:41 AM   #453
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My comment was: "It also makes one wonder how long it will be until they decide to go whole hog and start routing new titles into their publishing stream."

Old books have limited sales potential, even for well established authors. With the new trend of authors self-publishing after they've established a readership, there's the potential they may change their current stance. Which is why I'd wondered how long they're going to stick with reissues before they start helping authors with new, previously unpublished work.
They already will help authors release new works if we'd like. But there's no obligation to do anything with them. I put up my own backlist and fully intend to release a new mystery series myself. I have people lined up for cover design, editing and can configure my own ebooks. But many don't and don't want to get the connections or knowledge. For them, it's a good deal. Also, I can pick and choose distribution channels. For example, I can ask her to distribute my book for me only to Overdrive but do the rest myself.

There's no conflict of interest here. Kristin was very careful about constructing this end of her business. And one of her clients is a intellectual rights attorney who is never short on saying what she thinks. She consulted with Kristin and is on board with everything she did. If you are going to trust anyone to do the right thing in publishing, it's Kristin Nelson.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #454
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I queried Sara Megibow on 3/19 at 10:45 am and had a response (rejection, sadly) waiting in my inbox by 4:30 on the same day. Talk about prompt! Even though she said no, I respect her for not leaving me to obsess about my query.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:24 AM   #455
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Has anyone gotten a query response from Kristin Nelson in the last week or so? It's been over two weeks for me, and they usually respond very quickly (the website says 5 to 10 days). I saw that she and Anita Mumm were at the Bologna Book Fair, and I'm wondering if that's impacting response times. Thanks!

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Old 03-24-2012, 05:20 AM   #456
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CharleyGirl, I also queried Ms. Nelson just over 2 weeks ago and haven't received a response. I'm assuming that the Bologna Book Fair is delaying response times. I imagine she is busy night and day over there! She posted a little update on her blog a couple of days ago--check it out if you haven't already.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:05 AM   #457
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #458
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Thanks inspiredbymusic and Filigree! I didn't mean to sound impatient at all (I'm used to waiting much longer for responses)~ I was just curious to see if anyone had gotten a response lately. Sorry if it came across otherwise.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:04 AM   #459
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Has anyone gotten any responses from Kristen Nelson lately? I know that it takes a while for most agents, but they usually get back in 5-10 days and I haven't heard back for three weeks now. I realize that they've been busy what with the book fair and all, but I'm worried that my query was lost in cyberspace and am not sure when (or if) it would be appropriate to nudge at any point soon. Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:12 AM   #460
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Has anyone gotten any responses from Kristen Nelson lately? I know that it takes a while for most agents, but they usually get back in 5-10 days and I haven't heard back for three weeks now. I realize that they've been busy what with the book fair and all, but I'm worried that my query was lost in cyberspace and am not sure when (or if) it would be appropriate to nudge at any point soon. Thanks!
my experience, she usually pretty fast, so a slow response, might be good...
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #461
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Ginger Writer,
I sent Ms. Nelson a query on 3/8 and haven't heard back yet. I think Bologna probably set her back quite a bit. I'm happy to be able to still hope.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:04 PM   #462
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I sent her my horrible query and got a form reject back promptly.

She is my dream agent.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:10 AM   #463
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Thanks, guys. Here's hopin'!
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:23 AM   #464
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One of these days I'll actually write something I can send to an agent and start with this one.

They're just down the road from me, which makes them especially appealing.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:58 AM   #465
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Queried Sara Megibow March 29th, received a form "Dear Author" rejection today.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #466
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I EQ'd Sara Megibow on 3/31, and got a rejection last night. Then for good measure, she sent another rejection 14 hours later!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #467
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #468
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Ouch, JoyMC. I'd eat some chocolate chip cookie dough over that one!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:07 PM   #469
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Has anyone gotten a response in the last week or so on queries sent to Kristin Nelson? It's been over a month on mine--I know they're still settling in from Bologna...just wondering if responses are trickling in yet. Thanks!
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CharleyGirl,
No, I still haven't received a response on my query to Ms. Nelson sent 3/8. I believe she mentioned on her blog that she was going to be away at a conference this week (if I'm not mistaken).
Still hoping!
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #471
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I remember sending a really horrid query to this agency. The rejection was very nice,lol.

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Has anyone gotten a response in the last week or so on queries sent to Kristin Nelson? It's been over a month on mine--I know they're still settling in from Bologna...just wondering if responses are trickling in yet. Thanks!
Equery 4/06.
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No, I still haven't received a response on my query to Ms. Nelson sent 3/8. I believe she mentioned on her blog that she was going to be away at a conference this week (if I'm not mistaken).
Still hoping!
Update: I received a form rejection this morning.

Congratulations to Emualde on the request and good luck to everyone else!
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