Thursday, June 01, 2006


A BookEnds blog. After much discussion about whether or not a BookEnds blog would actually be useful or read, we have finally decided to give it a chance. Not wanting to do yet another blog on the rants of literary agents (although I imagine there will be plenty of ranting), we are going to try to use this space primarily as a look at who BookEnds is. BookEnds Literary Agency is not just made up of the three agents who work here. Instead, we are comprised of three agents and many talented authors—our clients. Together we have all made BookEnds a success and together we hope to share our expertise, thoughts, and insights on publishing, our books, writing, and agenting.

In addition to the occasional posts by us (Jessica, Jacky, and Kim), we also hope to include useful advice to aspiring authors, interviews with our clients, bits of information from our books, and . . . well, we'll see what else we can come up with.

So, welcome to the BookEnds blog. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. And, if you don’t yet know what BookEnds is, take a moment to check out our Web site at



Anonymous said...

I just thought there should be a comment, so I thought I'd throw one on! Woo hoo! I'm canceling my PW subscription and getting all of my hot publishing news right here! :)

thewriterslife said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, Bookends! BTW, thank you, Jessica, for gracing our group with your presence (TWL Author Talks). We've learned so much and wish you much success!

Anonymous said...

It's always nice to get the inside scoop from agents. I wish you much success with your new blog!

Anonymous said...

How fantastic that you decided to start up a blog, Jessica. A friend of mine met you at a retreat and came away very impressed.

Thanks to Dorothy for pointing me here.


Brenda said...

I agree with kathy - always great to have a new way to communicate with agents/editors, and I find it makes them more "real" and not big, scary, evil people who like to make us cry. (Kidding.)


Kim was my first ever pitch, Dallas Nationals two years ago. I was a wreck! But she was a doll and made it very pleasant for me. And last year in Reno, we had the pleasure of having Jessica at our table for dinner and she was so, so nice! So needless to say, I'm a big Bookends Fan.

K J Gillenwater said...

Considering one of your agents has a partial of mine, I am more than happy to see you start a blog! I look forward to your posts, giving us a different take on literary agents.

Gina Robinson said...

Hi, BookEnds! Great to see you joining the blogging world. I love your website. Did you see that WriterBeware named it one of the "exemplary agents’ websites"?
I'm expecting your blog to be just as terrific and have bookmarked it for my daily reading pleasure!