My First Full Year as a Literary Agent: Six Lessons I Learned

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So last year was my first full year working as a literary agent.

I had a lot of awesome victories that I shouted to the social media winds and posted about here. I signed a number of rockstar authors, from well-established authors to debuts. You can check out my team in this handy Twitter list. They are all wonderful. I went to a bundle of conferences all around the country, so many that I can’t remember all the places. I even sold some books I can’t quite announce just yet.

And the ones I did announce? I’m so proud of them.

And while all of that sounds awesome, there were some big hurdles in the mix, and some major lessons I took away. Because for every author I picked up, there was another I didn’t get to work with. There were conferences that were, sadly, not a good use of my time. And I’m going to try to get better at handling all of these things.

Here are some of the lessons I learned, that I hope you can learn from too. Read more

Cover Reveal Celebration: Rebecca Phillips’ These Things I’ve Done

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It’s here, you guys! The cover is here!

Rebecca Phillips’ first book with HarperTeen, These Things I’ve Done, had it’s cover reveal over on YA Interrobang (thank you Nicole!), and oh my goodness, that cover is gorgeous. Just look at it!

You can add These Things I’ve Done over on Goodreads, and look for it in stores Summer 2017. And learn about the book’s journey over on Rebecca’s website.

Let’s celebrate!

This week, I’m giving away a Rebecca Phillips Prize Pack. Two winners will score paperback copies of her books Faking Perfect and Any Other Girl. Open internationally! To enter, just enter the Rafflecopter below.

Good luck! Congrats Rebecca!

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