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
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  • Q&A Thursday
    23 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello friends, Q&A THURSDAY! K asks: I have a question for Thursday please: 2021 is almost 3/4 over, yay/ack. How do I find out about book of the year roundups in my niche/gen...
  • The Indisputable Facts of Self Promotion
    21 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 17 5
    Hello! Today is going to be a ~~feelings~~ post as much a ~~facts~~ post and we’re going to start with the fact that most people find self-promotion, which is both promoting your own work AND doing it...
  • Q&A Thursday
    16 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Hi friends, It’s Q&A Thursday time again! Let’s get cracking. S asks: Earlier this year I began querying agents for a linked short story collection. I kept hearing, and keep hearing, that finding an a...
  • Back to School
    14 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 10 0
    Hi friends! And welcome new friends! Thanks for bearing with me while I took some time off to parent and rest. School just started this week in NYC which is so late! But we’re on our way back to a rou...
  • Fifty Queries Club #9
    26 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hi Friends, Today we are looking at A’s work, a 100k word YA fantasy novel about winged creatures who fight shadow monsters. Good stuff! The main character, Karu can’t speak or fly and carries on best...
  • Ten Years to Earn Out
    24 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 14 4
    Hi Friends, I had a tweet go around a bit last week. Maybe you saw it. I didn’t name the book or author because I hadn’t talked to said author yet, and they get the final call on that. But I checked a...
  • Fifty Queries Club #8
    20 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 1
    Hi Friends, Here’s the promised extra edition of the Fifty Queries Club! And today’s has a bonus dialog feature, for those of you less interested in the query-specific stuff. SO! Today we’re talking a...
  • Q&A Thursday!
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Hi friends! Let’s get cracking on these Q’s and A’s! C asks: I'm really enjoying your newsletter. It's been key in keeping me focused during the pandemic and I love how you demystify aspects of the pu...
  • What Happens if You Miss Your Book Deadline?
    17 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 3 2
    Hey friends, If you’re a paid subscriber to this newsletter, you might have noticed there was no Thursday edition. Last week was…a week. I missed my own deadline and I’m sorry. (No one actually worrie...
  • It's Not You
    11 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 12 11
    Hi friends, Sorry this didn’t go out yesterday. I did over 8 straight hours of data entry yesterday trying to get our new client database up and running with my clients’ information. This is a lot of ...
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