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Ms. Shira Hoffman

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, 15th floor

New York, NY 10016

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Twitter: ShiraSHoffman

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from bswb97
Apr 25, 2015 6:46 pm

FabiolaPal, this was the first I heard of Sidekick so I decided to give it a try. I set it up and sent an email from my Gmail to my Yahoo account. I opened it on my Yahoo account and still the email showed up as "unopened." I even sent a reply message and the email is still currently shown as "unopened."

So I think it probably has a lot to do with individual systems. It's probably a good tool to have when it actually works together with the end user but it's not going to be 100%.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 25, 2015 10:37 am

FabiolaPal, there are ways for email readers to get around things like sidekick, so you can't say 100% that the emails were not opened.
from FabiolaPal
Apr 25, 2015 10:04 am

After 61 days, I'm closing a YA fantasy query -- but a news note for anyone getting dejected -- I have Sidekick, which lets me know when an email is opened. This email (and a number of other longstanding queries) HAVE NEVER EVEN BEEN OPENED. So it's not that your work is being found uninteresting or whatever. It's just that the agent/agency is overwhelmed or not actually taking on anything but referred authors. A grim comfort, I know, but there it is -- keep trying!
from eris0303
Apr 20, 2015 10:03 am

EQ based on #MSWL 2/18/15
CNR: 4/20/15

from laughingwillow
Apr 15, 2015 9:49 am

EQ: 2/17/15
CNR: 4/15/15

Think I'm going to go ahead and close this one out despite lack of Twitter update.

Adult fantasy

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