My favorite myth of publishing is the summer slowdown, the supposed time when no one works and nothing gets done. When agents and editors are soaking up the Hamptons sun while sipping rose and reading all the latest ARCs.
In my continued effort to dispel the myth of the summer slowdown let me tell you a bit about what BookEnds did this summer. More specifically, what BookEnds did the months of July and August.
This summer the agents of BookEnds
Signed 28 new clients.
Made 51 new book deals.
Held 4 auctions.
Attended 11 conferences.
Sent 59 submissions.
Went on 9 vacations.
Read 47 books that weren’t written by clients or potential clients.
Summer slowdown? Not as far as we’re concerned.
Congratulations to all the agents and clients of BookEnds. If that’s what a slowdown looks like I can’t wait to see what happens this Fall.