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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2007, 02:51:02 AM »
 :clap:  ;D  :rolf:

I was tired before I read that. I almost cried!

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2007, 08:26:38 AM »
I think it's the best worst query we have.  We really have to send it out.  Lets start by making a list of agents.  Anyone know some with a sense of humor?

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2007, 10:37:52 AM »
I think it's the best worst query we have.  We really have to send it out.
What about Lily's BAM! one?

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2007, 10:52:35 AM »
That one is good, too.  But I think this one would really get an agent's attention.  The Bam thing is mainly about cockiness, which I think they already see a lot of (maybe not as focused as this)

Here's an idea.  Send out screwy, attention getting query letters.  Send 2 or 3 to the same agent over a course of a few weeks.  Nothing annoying, just funny.  Give them a laugh during an otherwise monotonous day.  Then, when you have her attention, send your real one.  It could work.  Or it could backfire.  Anyone want to take that gamble?  :wink:



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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2007, 03:59:50 PM »
I certainly don't. But I definitely think that it will brighten their day.

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2007, 05:27:03 PM »
You're an instigator, Patrick. You just hope someone else will actually do it. But I'm just like you. I like to stir up trouble but come off like an angel.  :inocent:

Let's get Lotheus to do it.  >:D

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2007, 05:33:31 PM »
Me? An instigator?

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2007, 06:15:22 PM »
I think it's the best worst query we have.  We really have to send it out.  Lets start by making a list of agents.  Anyone know some with a sense of humor?

I've always thought Daniel Lazar at Writer's House must have a good sense of humor, just from reading his submission guidelines. At the end he adds the note, "Also, no need to send your materials double sealed in bubble wrap. It's paper, not anthrax."

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2007, 09:12:04 PM »
Haha we need to send to him!

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2007, 11:13:07 PM »

I've always thought Daniel Lazar at Writer's House must have a good sense of humor, just from reading his submission guidelines. At the end he adds the note, "Also, no need to send your materials double sealed in bubble wrap. It's paper, not anthrax."

This I love too: "If you copy me and every other agent in the industry, save us the time. Reject yourself."

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Re: Most Innovative Book Ever!
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2008, 12:30:52 AM »
Okay--did anyone send this off? I have my husband's email address, and I have no fear. I will totally send if Patrick, you say the word. The agent of your choice! I'm serious.
Sarah