Thursday, August 30, 2007

Miss Snark's Greatest Hits (vol 41)

Make sure you understand any contract you sign. Also, be prepared to walk away from a deal if the contract is bad enough and you can't get it changed.

Why you shouldn't vent about rejections online. It's a bad-bad-bad idea since agents and editors are also online.

More agency statistics, clients signed vs, queries, fulls, and partials. Plus some notes on same and why agents keep on digging through the slush.

Reputable agencies who charge copying fees and the like also have expense caps. If you run into an agent who doesn't cap them, or tries to collect them pre-sales, run for the hills. Nota bene, my agent does not charge anything but his 15%.

If you believe you know more about how your books should be pitched than your agent does, you probably shouldn't have an agent. You are also probably wrong.

What to do about embarrassing earlier publications when you're looking for an agent or publisher.

If you want to look for a new agent, you have to fire you old agent first

What happens to manuscripts out with editors when you fire your agent mid-submission?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why you shouldn't vent about rejections online.

You'd think this was common sense, but as we all know...It never ceases to amaze me the people who go around doing stuff like this...(yes, I just said stuff LOL)