Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Targeting Agents Who Will Want Your Partial
Here's how we do it: By tracking which agents have requested particular manuscripts, we can compile a list of agents who tend to like the same books. In other words, since Agent A liked your query enough to request a partial, and since these other agents like the same kinds of things as Agent A, you know that querying these other agents should result in some read requests.
Even better? You can filter the Similar Tastes results by genre, making it possible to get even more detailed results.
The Similar Tastes Report is available to premium members, and can be viewed by going to an agent's profile and clicking the "Reports & Statistics" tab. From there, select the Similar Tastes Report and your chosen genre and click "Generate Report".
Have you used the Similar Tastes Report yet? Let us know what you think, and of course we're always open to your suggestions for new QT features!
Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD writes fantasy, scifi, and nonfiction. She loves helping writers "get their psych right" in their stories, and her book on the same topic, THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment, and Human Behavior is now available for pre-order. Learn more about the book at the WGTP website or ask your own psychology and fiction question here.