Since so many people seem to be confused about the purpose of LIT SOUP, let me take a second to clarify it for you.
LIT SOUP is the blog of Jenny Rae Rappaport, who has a day job as a literary agent, and in her spare time is a woman, a feminist, a writer, a baker, a knitter, a cat owner, a yarn dyer, a video game player, and many other things.
Although LIT SOUP was started on April 24, 2006 for the purpose of business promotion, it has long since ceased to be solely about that. After the first six months, I discovered that I had grown tired of reiterating the same things about the publishing business, and the blog developed a life of its own. People read it for different reasons: there are many who come here for the cat; there are others who come here because I'm a literary agent, and they enjoy the infrequent insights into the publishing industry, which are solely my opinion; there are others who come here because they like my writing; there are readers who come here for the Book Blocks; and finally, there are others who come here because they wander across it in their search for a literary agent.
If you are looking for a blog to give you constant advice about how to get an agent, this is not the blog for you. I recommend you read Nathan Bransford or the archives for Miss Snark, which are both excellent resources. If you come here in your internet wanderings and you would like to stay, you are welcome to do so. I like and respect the readers that have stuck with this blog through the last two years, and I've greatly enjoyed getting to meet many of them at conventions.
Although business promotion does occur on this blog, primarily promoting the books of my clients, and making available for public record the deals which I post to Publisher's Marketplace--LIT SOUP has not been a pure agenting blog for years. If you've come here, and this is your impression, I am sorry that I've not conveyed its purpose adequately.
LIT SOUP is what I choose to write and share of my life and my work.
LIT SOUP is how you get to know *me*, when you've never had a chance to meet me in person.
LIT SOUP will probably continue to change, as the years go by, and I continue to change and redefine its purpose.
Thank you to everyone who reads it. You guys mean the world to me. =)
If you come here and find it's not to your taste, then feel free to move on. Thank you for stopping by.