Monday, October 31, 2011

5 things I learned at Agent Day with Mary Kole

SCBWI Tokyo hosted Mary Kole, Literary Agent with Andrea Brown Literary Agency and the force behind kidlit.com. It was an incredible day all around. I had a blast, and I learned a thing or two as well. Here's a quick look at some of the things that came up- some were reminders and some brand new.

1. Social media really does make a difference.

2. Half the time, you already know the answer to the question.

3. Maybe the UK is a better fit for an international writer.

4. You're the one picking the agent, and not vice versa.

5. Agents are real people, too.

I hope to be able to recap these in depth in the coming weeks.

It's Monday and that's what's on my mind. (That and the fact that I had an amazing time at a reggae event with actual Jamaican DJs last night, and got in to my house at 5 am. Two Sundays in a row my bed was a stranger. I'll have to fix that this weekend.)

3 comments:

Sophia Richardson said...

I'd be very interested to hear the reasoning behind #3 since I've heard (and prematurely thought about) UK writers seeking US representation because they seem to have the market covered.

asiamorela said...

Glad you had a good weekend!

I'm also looking forward to reading about these points more in depth. :)

Shari Green said...

Good points! I'm glad you had a good day. (I love Mary's blog--so helpful!)