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  NB: THIS IS AN FYI 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 order form

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?

Broadly speaking, into which of the following genres would you say your book fits? (And we know nothing is ever a perfect fit.)

Non-Fiction: Self-help/True Experience/History-Politics/Spiritual/Mind-Body-Health/Biography

Fiction: Mainstream/Mystery/Thriller/Science Fiction/Romance/Literary Fiction

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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