Agents and Books

Kate McKean
The FAQ on how to find an agent and how to write books, all in one place.
Created 09 Jul 2018
  • 2021 in Charts
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 4
    Hey Friends! It’s that time of year again! Time for My Year IN Charts! I LOVE making these spreadsheets and charts so much that I’m even doing it on VACATION. Not to glorify work-all-the-time-ism, bec...
  • 2021 by the Numbers
    21 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 5 1
    Hey friends! If you’re a subscriber, get ready for my CHARTS POST on Thursday!!! I am so excited. Why? I love charts!!!!!! (I mean, I do represent Michelle Rial, so it makes sense.) This is what it lo...
  • What Happens Next?
    16 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    Hi Friends! I’m writing this from Jury Duty! Not on the actual jury, but from the between times, because well, needs must. Let’s do another Fifty Queries Club! Today we’re talking about C’s literary n...
  • How To Write Your Next Book
    14 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Hi Y’all! Friend of the newsletter Jaime Green (who is writing a book about the possibility of aliens and I can’t WAIT to read it) posed a good question on Twitter and thank you Jaime for giving me a ...
  • Q&A Today!
    10 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hi Friends! Let’s answer some questions!!! D asks: How far does the invitation to “send me the next project” extend when it comes from an editor through an agent who no longer represents you? When my ...
  • All Your Followers Will Not Buy Your Book
    07 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 11 5
    Hey friends, Whoooooooo boy. The lovely Maris Kreizman altered me, via her twitter feed, about a new article in the New York Times that says, basically, that famous person’s book didn’t sell as well a...
  • Fifty Queries Club: All About the Pitch
    02 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hey friends! It’s Fifty Queries Club time! I’m excited to talk about D’s novel today, a historical one coming in at 92k words. (Excellent word count for this genre, imho.) D’s novel is an interesting ...
  • Welcome Thread
    30 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 21 26
    Hi friends! Welcome new friends! There are a lot of new faces around here and I wanted to thank you for subscribing as well as give you a tour of the grounds. There’s lots of information to discover a...
  • Q&A Turkey Day
    25 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hey friends, Happy Day, Turkeys! is what my dad used to say on Thanksgiving, and all hail dad jokes. I shall continue in his tradition. Don’t worry, I am not writing this on a holiday. I totally did i...
  • First Sale Ever!
    24 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hey Friends! Agents & Books is having a Black Friday sale, starting now! You can get 20% off a year of this newsletter but clicking below. Your paid subscription gets you: All the Free Tuesday posts, ...
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