Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Fun Facts: Agent Search Update

Happy Friday!

Update on agent search: one request for synopsis + full manuscript - very exciting! Without mentioning specifics, this is a junior agent at a NYC agency who is just starting to acquire/sell YA. There are, of course, 2 thoughts on this: she hasn't sold a lot and perhaps does not have the connections that a more seasoned YA agent would have; but she also is actively seeking YA in a variety of genres to build her list. I'll keep you posted!


And just for fun, on this day in history...

Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from a balloon.

Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

Ringling Brothers bought Barnum & Bailey.

The cities of Baltimore and Washington ran out of coffins during the "Spanish Inflenza" epidemic.

Chester Carlson invented the photocopier. He tried to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they saw no use for a gadget that made nothing but copies.

U.S. revealed Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy ordered a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba.


Diane Craver said...

That's terrific news, Allie. You know Nicholas Sparks sold his book, The Notebook, to a new agent.

Wendy S Marcus said...

Great news, Ali! Good luck!