Digital Book Proposals: Jody’s Five Keys

Digital book proposals are here to stay, and while I kicked and screamed about it for quite a while, at some point about a year ago I decided to take it as my own personal challenge.  I pride myself on thinking like as an editor as well as thinking like an agent, so I said to my editor-self: “What’s different about how you experience a book proposal when you’re reading it on a Kindle?”  And I answered, “Wow, I hadn’t thought of that, but it’s actually a pretty different feeling!”  

I checked out my hypothesis at BEA last spring with a very official survey (“Hey, editor friend, do you react differently to a printout than to a digital proposal?”  Answer: “Well, [Read more…]