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Mr. James McGowan

BookEnds, LLC

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James McGowan

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.
Gillette, NJ 07933
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/08/2023 05:29 PM

Thank you for thinking of me and BookEnds on your search for an agent. I'm sorry to say that after careful consideration of your work, I've decided I'm not the best fit at this time. Please note that mine is only one opinion in a very subjective industry, and I encourage you to continue querying to find the right match.

I wish you the best of luck on your publishing journey,

James McGowan
Literary Agent
BookEnds Literary Agency
01/19/2023 05:24 PM
replied in two days, form rejection, 105000 upmarket adult fiction
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Patrick (Admin)
01/09/2023 09:29 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
01/09/2023 08:55 AM
1/5: Form query (participated in a kid lit event where he was a panelist)
1/9: Form rejection

650-word PB
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Patrick (Admin)
12/05/2022 03:49 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
11/21/2022 04:42 PM
Submitted crime book 75,000 rejected in one day.
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Patrick (Admin)
11/10/2022 06:19 PM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
10/19/2022 08:43 PM
9/28 EQ
9/28 FR
10/3 super personalized kind rejection w/ explanation of what he liked and didn’t like.

An excellent agent to query and I’m sure a great rep for his clients.
10/19/2022 12:02 PM
Queried on the 14th October (unsure if he’d take on fantasy)
Withdrew query 18th October, citing I didn’t think he’d take fantasy
Very kind response 19th October: No worries! I appreciate you thinking of me nonetheless. Feel free to try my colleague Naomi Davis.

09/24/2022 08:43 PM
Not sure why the tracker is off, says last day he responded was 09/20 and today is 09/24. FR on a query sent two days ago.
09/12/2022 03:49 PM
Email confirming that query was received: 4:08PM
Email form rejection: 4:10PM
This has become laughable. Not even enough time to have read the query.
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Patrick (Admin)
09/07/2022 11:19 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
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Patrick (Admin)
06/23/2022 01:09 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
06/21/2022 09:34 PM
EQ 6/19/22 PB Humor
ER 6/21/22 Very nice form letter rejection within 48 hours.
06/21/2022 12:28 PM
Query sent: 6/16
Upmarket with humor
rejection 6/21
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Patrick (Admin)
06/20/2022 10:05 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
05/18/2022 08:09 PM
Form query May 4, 2022
Police procedural with a western flavor. 74k
Hope he didn't miss me! No word yet.
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Patrick (Admin)
05/12/2022 08:23 PM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
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Patrick (Admin)
05/05/2022 09:26 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
05/03/2022 12:34 PM
He's always super quick!
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Last Update:
01/09/2023 - Open to queries. Genres updated.
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