Question of the day: I got an agent offer! I'm speaking with her (and hopefully a few others) this week. Do you have any good questions to ask if more than one agent makes me an offer?
First of all, CONGRATS! So exciting! You're smart to think about what you'd like to ask the agent rather than just immediately accept. As I've posted here time and time again, your relationship with your agent is possibly the most critical aspect of your career, and it's wise to take your time and do it right the first time.
That said, I think you need to reflect on what matters to YOU when chatting with her. This will vary from author to author (for example, I was very, very important to me that I have an open line of communicaton with my agent - other authors may not value that as much...), but here are some questions that if I were in your position, I would likely ask:
-Where do you see this book in the marketplace?
-Paperback vs. Hardcover?
-Do you have specific editors in mind? (You can then research what they've edited.)
-How do you work with authors - do you share your submission list? Let me know where I stand? Send me rejections?
-Are you open to my imput?
-How do you like to communicate with authors?
-Where do you see my career going? Whose career would you cite as an example of my ideal path?
I think those are good places to start - at least they were for me because these were the issues that mattered to me. I'm guessing that blog readers have plenty of other good questions too though. Anyone want to weigh in on what you would ask or what you asked in these circumstances?