Welcome to LIT SOUP, my new home on the web! My name is Jenny Rappaport, and I work as a literary agent at Folio Literary Management. And I like soup. Simple enough, right?
I'm horrible at titles. You'd think that I'd be good at coming up with them, since I come across so many of them in my work all day. But that's simply not the truth. A title is a tricky creature, since it needs to convey just the right amount of catchy-ness, and also tell the reader something about what comes next. And for a blog, especially, it needs to be short enough for someone to easily remember and type into a browser. All the credit for this one goes to my mom, who did what all good mothers do, and kept suggesting titles until one finally stood out enough.
So what's the purpose of this blog?
Simply put, to let people learn a little bit about me and what I do as a literary agent. I'm very open to answering questions about the publishing business, and also to explaining my own tastes in books. The ultimate goal is for this to be a place that's got some great comment discussions going on, and where you can learn a little while having fun.
And who knows, we may even get down to trading soup recipes, if anyone wants to do so. I love to cook almost as much as I love to read, so feel free to fire away. =)