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 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.)


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.

Anonymous 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!)