I was wondering how many manuscripts have you taken on (percentage is fine) that were received by you as queries compared to how many you represent that you were alerted to or told of by friends/colleagues/the doorman etc?
I think I ran these numbers once before but I can't remember what they were. It's about half and half right now. The referrals are from clients and editors. The doormen only read poetry and have been known to spew quatrains of invectives at doubleparked delivery vans.