Book Gadget v0.72

Friday, April 15, 2011

Writers, Test Your Literary Agent IQ

21 comments:

  1. That was a great quiz! 9 out of 10 and, of course, I missed the first question. But at least I know I'm on the right track.

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  2. Wow I only got one wrong. Nice to know I know more than i thought I did :)

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  3. I didn't do too bad, 8/12... should have done better but I am still in the learning process! good quiz :D

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  4. Mike - Why not post a profile on http://www.muttonline.com/members. This is a free site for writers, poets, photographers and artists. Members will love your tips and advice. Make sure that you include links back to your site to help maximize your exposure.

    Bob McKamie
    MUTT Online

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  5. Hey! I got 9/12, and the 3 I got wrong all had to do with the AAR - which I know nothing about. So, I feel pretty good!
    I live in Canada, so I would need to find out about an equivalent CAR, (car!), but that need is VERY far away!

    Interesting, Mike. Thank you.

    Patricia

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  6. I got them all correct, but still do not have an agent. Sigh.
    Thanks Mike, it was fun to see how I would do.

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  7. 83% (10 out of 12). I'll take the B! Now to find that agent...

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  8. I *AM* an agent and I still got one wrong. Or should I say... "wrong."

    (The first one)

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  9. Hahahahaha. I only got 9/12, and I've had my literary agent for almost a year. Fail.

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  10. 11/12. I got the very first question wrong.

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  11. 12/12. Now if only all my know-how could actually get me an agent . . .

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  12. I did something wrong. I couldn't see the questions on your blog, but I took the quiz on the site I was directed to. I am really anxious to see my results, but the site reads that I have to upgrade my quiz site account to a paid account. There has to be another way. Anyway, this was an eye-opening quiz because there were two or three that I was unsure of.

    I thought I was already following your blog. I follow you on twitter, but I am now following your blog. I look forward to reading more.

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  13. 92% - 11 out of twelve. Missed the first question: "If you feel strongly about a particular agent who posts that he or she is not presently taking new clients, you should go ahead and query that agent anyway."

    Good quiz. Thanks for posting.

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  14. Thanks for the info - nice to know how my novice ideas about things line up with one who has already been there, done that. Love the certificate - though I'm really holding out for the t-shirt! ;)

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  15. 11/12 although I feel that literary agents are a thing of the past.

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  16. I missed the one about agents devoting time to editing their clients' work, but maybe it's because my agent is hands-on with my work. I think I mistook it to mean hands-on instead of the first book you send them. Oopsie! But it was a fun quiz!

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  17. I got 11/12 and am looking for an agent:) Thanks for an interesting quiz.

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  18. Huh, somehow I got 11/12 right. Either I'm a good guesser, or I understand more than I thought about agents.

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  19. hmm, not even looking for agent, got 11/12 right (except last one,, tho still feel my answer correct ;) )

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    1. Good score! About the last question, unless you happen to be an entertainment or intellectual property attorney with years of practical experience, I seriously doubt you would even begin to understand the fine print of a thick Big 5 publishing agreement, let alone be able to negotiate favorable terms for yourself about such things as ancillary rights. That's only one example of how literary agents easily save you more than the 15% they charge. Now, do the publishers themselves do anything for you to earn all the money they take? Different question.

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