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COPY. WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR ORDER FOR A CFP WE'LL SEND YOU THE
QUESTIONNAIRE BY E-MAIL, WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON REPLYING.
The CUSTOMIZED FINGERPRINT Questionnaire:
The turn around time on CFP's is currently running
fourteen to sixteen business days from the time we receive the answers
to the questions below, and the reports - which are very dense and
often lengthy - are sent via email. Queue jumping is available
and will get your report sent in two business days from when we receive
the answers to the questionaire. The option is available on the
To execute the report we need the following:
- Brief bio data including information on any publishing history.
- Is the book you wish to market right now fiction or non fiction?
into which of the following genres would you say your book fits? (And
we know nothing is ever a perfect fit.)
Fiction: Mainstream/Mystery/Thriller/Science Fiction/Romance/Literary
Provide a one or two sentence abstract of the book and if possible
include the title. It should be no more than fifty words:
Examples: THE GODFATHER is a book about the rise to power of a Mafia
family and the way in which power is passed from generation to
generation. It is told by an omniscient observer, and while set in the
US includes scenes set in Sicily.
ANGELA'S ASHES is the true story of a childhood of extreme poverty and
deprivation spent largely in Ireland, and told in the highly
distinctive first person voice of the child.
Finally include a three or four paragraph précis of the book. As
much as possible try and give us a sense of your writing style in this
effort, as well as an overview of content - remember, however, that we
are not looking for a blow-by-blow plot synopsis or details of the
content of every chapter of your non-fiction proposal. Give us a sense
of the shape of the book.
If there are any agents whom you do not wish to have included. (The
agent you had last year and hated would be a good example, as would any
who have already been queried and were not interested) give us that
data at this time. If you have any other specific requirements, this is
also the time to tell us about them. We will not, however, accept
criteria based on commissions (15% domestic has become standard) or
location within a country. (Most agents are in New York, LA or possibly
Chicago or DC in the US, and in Toronto or London in Canada or the UK
respectively. We cannot find you an agent close to your hometown.) If
you wish to specify a nation (US, Canada, or UK) that is perfectly
acceptable. Otherwise we will assume you are looking for an agent in
your home country.
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