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Getting Published, with Jean Tennant: Episode 2

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With author Jean Tennant

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO GETTING PUBLISHED WITH JEAN TENNANT, EPISODE 2 HERE

IF YOU MISSED EPISODE 1, YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT HERE

READ CHAPTER 1 OF KARAOKE NIGHTS AT THE TWILIGHT LOUNGE HERE

READ JEAN’S AGENT QUERY LETTER HERE

IF YOU MISSED JEAN’S PROLOGUE, YOU CAN READ IT HERE

Last time, we met author Jean Tennant, who’s attempting to get her novel Karaoke Nights at the Twilight Lounge published. Jean explained that her story, inspired by her nomadic childhood, fits into the category “women’s fiction,”and described her goal: to be the Fannie Flagg of the Midwest.

In episode 2 of “Getting Published, with Jean Tennant,” Jean explains how she’s going about looking for an agent, including:

  • Why she decided to look for an agent instead of going straight to a publisher
  • Why she isn’t using the agent she worked with years ago
  • What she’s looking for in an agent
  • How she’s going about her search
  • How she feels about agent horror stories
  • Whether she plans to query more than one agent at a time
  • Whether she will send just a query or some sample chapters and a synopsis
  • What she plans to include in her query letter
  • How long she thinks it will take agents to reply
  • How many letters she plans to send out at a time
  • What she’ll do if she keeps getting rejected
  • Why she hasn’t spent much time researching publishers
  • How she plans to market her book.

We invite you to offer your feedback on Jean’s work, including her query letter, by commenting on our blog and/or writing to Paula B. at paula at writingshow dot com.

Interviewee: Jean Tennant
Host: Paula B
Date: October 18, 2006
Running time: 32:48
File size: 24 megabytes
Rating: G
Jean Tennant’s Web site: www.jeantennant.com

One Response to “Podcast: Getting Published, with Jean Tennant: Episode 2”

  1. DanielS Says:

    I enjoyed the chapter one posted of Jeans book as much as the prologue,but it has me wondering who the people in the prologue are. At first I thought maybe it was Thea in chapter one, but now I don’t think so because it would be too obvious. So this has me wondering and wanting to read more of the story.
    I can’t wait to see more.
    Daniel S.