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ladyleeona
12-21-2011, 05:01 AM
What all would you ask? (The skype session is supposed to pertain mainly to publishing.)

...help?


I'm having trouble forming coherent thoughts at the moment, but want to try and have a good list of questions to ask.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Mr Flibble
12-21-2011, 05:10 AM
Okay, his won't happen to me.. but...



What is it you love about my book? What are the parts I need to work on?

Why do you want to be my agent?

Do you think changes will help it? If so, what changes?
What should I work on next (you should have a few ideas here ti let them choose)

Who are you considering subbing to, and why? Where do you see this selling?

LindaJeanne
12-21-2011, 05:12 AM
I'm sure you've thought of this, but just in case: have you scanned the "Ask the Agent" AW forum for ideas? ("Ask the Editor" might give you some ideas as well.)

Bufty
12-21-2011, 06:16 PM
See what questions they have to ask, first.

ladyleeona
12-21-2011, 09:04 PM
I should probably add this isn't a rep discussion.

I won 20 minutes to ask anything about publishing, and that's why I'm having trouble coming up with questions--publishing is such a broad field. Especially given the subject matter won't be pertaining to my writing (directly)--it's about anything in publishing.

Oye. I think I'm in a 'can't see the forest for all the trees' situation.

Williebee
12-21-2011, 09:19 PM
IF the genres they represent are what you write (or, if you're willing to transcribe the conversation and post it up here to share with folks:

Would it be ok if I shared this conversation with the members of AbsoluteWrite? (If yes, then... BUT if no, or if you don't want to do it that way, that is Completely Understandable)

What type of stories are you looking for most in the coming year? Any particular themes or elements that would be most of interest for you?

How is the development of the digital market changing how you do business? Is it changing what you are looking for in a story or author?

If you, the agent, could recommend anything to up and coming writers, to improve their craft and chances of publication, what would it be (particular craft related books? workshops? skills to focus on?)

ladyleeona
12-22-2011, 12:30 AM
IF the genres they represent are what you write (or, if you're willing to transcribe the conversation and post it up here to share with folks:

Would it be ok if I shared this conversation with the members of AbsoluteWrite? (If yes, then... BUT if no, or if you don't want to do it that way, that is Completely Understandable)

What type of stories are you looking for most in the coming year? Any particular themes or elements that would be most of interest for you?

How is the development of the digital market changing how you do business? Is it changing what you are looking for in a story or author?

If you, the agent, could recommend anything to up and coming writers, to improve their craft and chances of publication, what would it be (particular craft related books? workshops? skills to focus on?)

That's what I was hoping to do (post the transcribed conversation). If they are both okay with it, obviously, which I *think* they will be.

I definitely wouldn't mind typing it up for the Ask the Agent subforum. Hopefully I can come up with some questions that will help other AWers as well as me.

So any other input would be awsome :)