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Querying with PixApple? Really?

Yes, you read correctly. I have always subscribed to the dictum that familiarity breeds contempt (more often than not). So, with that in mind, I've decided to take a novel (pun intended) approach to querying a few agents regarding my recent novel (eBook)"Quietkill." 


As you may or may not yet know, PixApple is the 'Rolls Royce' permanent replacement for Coverblast. It blows away every aspect of the aforementioned. If you have Coverblast and have not taken us up on our offer to replace it this week at ($0.00), then shame on you.:-) It's as easy as going to and registering, we'll do the rest.


Back to my purpose in writing this piece. Today, I had this idea that I would send out some queries using PixApple. There are several great advantages to this approach, despite being a bold and total break with convention:


  • It is a break with convention, and sure to get noticed.
  • The 'from' in the email address placement reads: Query 'Quietkill', instead of my name, although I still use my email address.
  • I can send out 15 queries at a time. Each recipient receives the message in their name. (In 'admin' I could set the system to any number I choose)
  • I can chose the date to send, up to one year in advance
  • I will instantly receive notice when the 'Query' is received and opened up to the hour, minute and second. Cool, because I do not ever have to wonder if the info was received and opened.
  • My query is succinct and to the point.
  • It eliminates the problem of blocked images, because the image and the entire message is stored on our PixApple servers.
  • I offered to send the complete manuscript in any eReader format plus Word and PDF.
  • Despite what agents say, they appreciate and will often give credit to creativity when ti comes to queries.
  • Of course, the book still has to stand on its own.
  • See My query below:




It May Already Be Too Late

(Note: The Image I sent was larger than this.)

This is a message from Quietkill Query to Mollie Glick

Ms. Glick - I know this is not your normal query but nothing ventured, nothing gained.


QUIETKILL - approx.78,848 words.

For nearly twenty-three years, some in the U.S. government have kept a deadly secret, causing the innocent deaths of Americans here on American soil. The Cold War never really ended, despite the high-fives and celebrations. The KGB never disappeared, just as the CIA remains, and will always remain.

Over the years, we have not focused on the real enemy; we have squandered vital strategic resources, and may have sealed our fate as a nation. Witness the growing strain between the U.S., Russia and China.

What follows is a warning. If we are lucky, and heed the signs, there may be one final chance to ensure the long-term existence of the United States of America, as we know it.

Complete manuscript available in any eReader format, plus Word and pdf.

- Gene Cartwright

see bio at:


So, I'll continue to use this query format in a considerable sample size, and will let you know how it goes. One thing is for sure, it pushes the envelope, and presents a format agents have likely not seen before.


 PixApple is for a lot more than sending great images on your computer as eCards. Its promotional and informational uses are limited only by your imagination.


Gene Cartwright


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