By now you know we’ve made a major change at BookEnds. Not only have we updated our website, but we’ve changed our URL address for the website and our email. For the foreseeable future, all of the old email addresses will forward (so please don’t worry that yours might be lost), but that isn’t helping ensure that all of the postings about BookEnds are updated.
I spent a good portion of Monday following the analytics on the old website and trying to update the various agent listing sites (literary rejections, querytracker, literaryagencies, agent query, etc). Unfortunately, updating isn’t as easy as it should be.
Some of the sites (Query Tracker) are amazing and update information pretty regularly. I know query tracker in particular relies on their own community for updates, while others rely on agents to make sure the information is updated. From this agent’s perspective, its rare for us to change our mind, our address, or our name and think to contact the many agency listing sites out there. Sometimes its hard enough to change our own websites.
If you want to make sure you’re submitting the right information to the right agent you need to check out that agent’s website. I suspect our email will stop forwarding before some of these sites get updated.