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Mr. Frank Weimann

Folio Literary Management

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101

New York, NY 10036



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Website: foliolit.com/

Twitter: literarygroup

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from bevjack1
Apr 22, 2015 11:29 am


wow, bad press here. I'm going in anyway!
FQ 4/22/15 memoir 81K
from edsxxx
Dec 11, 2014 10:55 am


Steve,
Best of luck but know that the guy has a history of just dumping writers. That's not just from me he did when he had his own company. If you Google his name you can read his history. I was told after my experience with him by the President of a writers association that he has a long history of just dumping writers. Best of luck to you, hope it works out for you...
from stevegouldfan1
Nov 22, 2014 7:15 am


He represents someone I know and she suggested I contact him. Wrote to him in early October and he asked for the full. Am waiting now.
from edsxxx
Oct 28, 2014 8:23 pm


I am curious, what other kind of agents are there other than hands-on agents???

I actually signed a contract with the guy, then got dumped, so it's not as bad as it could be, maybe you can't see it right now but hopefully things will end up working out better for you, then they would with a guy who has no regard for writers. Wishing you all the best...Southernfried....
from southernfriedauthor
Oct 11, 2014 8:34 am


:^( So disappointed. Nothing like being jerked up to the clouds and then dashed down to the ground again.
ER 9/27 - sent from his asst., "Sorry for the delay. While we like many elements of your work. I think you may need a more hands-on agent. We wish you the best of luck. Thank you, John Schuster for FW"
Nudged on 9/17
Waited.
Rec'd 9/10 email (from his private email address) from his iPhone, "I love this so far! Will be in touch right away."
Nudged 8/13
Full Request 7/12
EQ 7/4/2014
from edsxxx
Aug 14, 2014 11:28 am


Sounds like he did absolutely nothing for four months......FYI, the guy is always listed in the top ten of literary agents. With a very impressive list of clients, turns out they were all years ago. Excellent Monday morning quarterbacking, How do you know what kind of a "partner" your agent is going to be until you sign with them???? Thanks for your comment, useless......
from OssuaryVixen
Aug 01, 2014 12:22 pm


Sounds like he was dealing with a lot. Before you sign a contract, there are questions you need to ask--including asking for contact info of a few of his current clients as referrals. Don't just giggle and sign. There are many sites that offer advice, and will tell you what to ask. Remember, you're business partners. An agent isn't your boss or slave driver. You're colleagues.
from edsxxx
Jul 25, 2014 7:17 am


I wish you the best of luck..... If you are offered a contract, it is probably going to be very hard to say no, after all the guy is always listed as one of the top agents. I am glad I was at least able to warn you of what might happen. Me, I am back to square one hoping to get pulled out of the slush pile.......
from southernfriedauthor
Jul 12, 2014 7:14 pm


I just rec'd a full ms request from this guy. How disappointing. I'm quickly losing respect for this profession. Do honest, decent lit agents exist anymore? They seem to be in the same category as many attorneys--bottom feeders who prey on those who depend on them for help. Bummer.
from KristenH
Jun 28, 2014 6:34 am


Sorry to hear about this, Edsxxx. Thanks for sharing your story. I hope you'll find better luck with a new agent.
from edsxxx
Jun 27, 2014 10:12 am


After getting a glowing review of my MS, I signed a contract in March 2014. Heard nothing from Frank Weimann, I emailed him, he said the weather had been bad and that he fallen behind. Then heard nothing, emailed him, his response was that they had just installed a new computer system, nothing about by ms. May, I email him, he says he has someone editing the manuscript, I hear nothing. I emailed him he said the guy that was editing the ms got another job offer and left, he had to find someone else.

I contacted him in June, he said, I need to get on this, he said call him next Wednesday. I called twice that Wednesday, got the answering machine. Checked my email, he emailed me and said that were some problems with the ms and it would be best if we both went our own ways, he was cancelling the contract. Here is what he wrote about my ms, when he offered me a contract:

Hi XXXXXX

This is a remarkably enjoyable and light for such a heavy topic, a feat that you should be commended for. Even when on dangerous missions, where you are aware of the imminent threat to their lives, there is such a sense of brotherhood and adventure that it balances out perfectly. The combination of danger and excitement, mixed with politics and history makes for a great read.

Overall, it is a solid novel that doesn't require much work. Certain chunks need to be overhauled and refined, but I don't believe that it would take much time.

I want my in-house editor to take a look at it as well.

My opinion is that you did a terrific job on the manuscript. Please send me your mailing address, just in case I don't have it. I should be in contact later in the week.

Thank you,
Frank

Please don't be fooled by his list of high profile clients, they were years ago. After signing with Folio Literary Management, he never once contacted me. The truth is that the guy did nothing with my ms and couldn't be bothered. The guy is way beyond unprofessional...... If he offers you a contract, don't think that it means anything, he will drop you in a heart beat. If you Google him you will find posts back to 2004, complaining that he was doing the same thing back then. He has a history of just discarding authors. Run don't walk away from this guy............ Please help spread the word about Frank Weimann, so other writers don't have to go through this.......

Bottom line, the guy agreed to represent my novel and did nothing for 4 months and didn't even have the curiosity to call me,,,,,,Ever heard of Karma Frank, it will come back around.....
from filmmaker1225
May 15, 2014 12:12 pm


Game player. Jerked me around for months after ms got very strong coverage report. Got another agent who sold the ms in very short time.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 07, 2014 8:55 pm


jujubee6, Frank moved to Folio last December.

I'm afraid the other site you mentioned has outdated information.
from jujubee6
Feb 07, 2014 8:05 pm


literary agent undericover .com lists him at literary group international
from JCHFLA
Jul 14, 2013 5:10 pm


Folio Literary Management announced that as of July 1, they have combined with Literary Group International, continuing to operate together under the Folio name. LGI's president Frank Weimann is now senior vice president and director of operations at Folio, with Katherine Latshaw and Jeff Silberman continuing as agents. Weimann says in the announcement, "It's a great chance to combine our strengths and make something better. We complement each other, and we feel confident that our list going forward will be twice as strong."

One of Folio's founding partners Scott Hoffman (who spoke on our Publishers Launch BEA panel about agencies scaling), notes "the addition of Frank, Katherine, and Jeff to the team gives us even more opportunities to provide top notch service and comprehensive representation to all of our clients,” said Scott Hoffman, one of the founding members of Folio. -- http://lunch.publishersmarketplace.com/2013/07/literary-group-combines-with-folio/

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