Q: Is there an advantage to publishing an ebook?
Regina: It depends on how many units you sold. If the record is good, that can be positive. 100 copies is not impressive to a publishers.
Q: Do you have to personalize your query letter for each agent?
Michelle: Yes. It shows you've done your research.
Regina: Think of it as a cover letter for a job search. You'd definitely tailor it to the recipient.
Q: Are there hurdles for a non-US citizen in getting published in the US?
Regina: Part of it is the marketing piece of it. If you can show you'll promote the book in the US, there shouldn't be a problem.
Q: I have a well-developed non-fiction proposal, but I'm just beginning to develop a platform. Should I submit now, or wait a year?
Michelle: Often agents will work with you in developing the proposal as you work on your platform.
Regina: I wouldn't submit the manuscript until the platform is more developed. However, there are categories that don't require as rich a platform for their authors.
POSTED BY ALICE POPE