Today's Wish I Knew is one of my favorite finds of ALL time.
It's Publishers Lunch and Lunch Deluxe. Have you heard of it? A daily newsletter all about the industry. The basic version of Pub Lunch is free. Just go here to sign up.
But - when you are ready to query, I'd highly suggest finding a friend with the full membership of Lunch Deluxe (like me!) or signing up yourself. It's not free. In fact, it's a little on the pricey side at $20/month.
It has an amazing feature that I recently figured out and really, really wish I had known about before.
You can search past deals by agent or author.
So what? you ask....
if you are considering agents to query, you can actually search out their deals and see how many they sold last year or the year before -- and you can see exactly what they are selling and to whom.
Believe me, if you are going to hitch your career to an agent, this is fantastic information to have.
and, in the daily deals feature, you can get a brief summary of what has sold recently, to whom, by whom and a wide range of for how much.
it's stalking in it's highest form :D
Questions: Do you get Publishers Lunch? Did you know about the search function? Ever used it? Do you see what an amazing tool this would be when considering agents to query? You can even search out your favorite authors and see what they are selling. How fun is that?