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Queries and Agents => Literary Agents => Topic started by: Bolimin on November 09, 2007, 04:14:19 PM

Title: Something you should know
Post by: Bolimin on November 09, 2007, 04:14:19 PM
An agent is like a commissioned salesman,  they get paid when they make the sale.  If I've got that wrong please give me gentle correction.  I am contracted with an agency, they aren't bad as far a I can tell, but they decided to charge me money to cover some of their fees.  I'm not contracted to do that so they relented.  There is another agency who wanted to charge m $200 if they signed a contract with me.  That doesn't sound right.  I could just see them after the contract is signed and they got my $200, just sitting there playing video games on my money.
Title: Re: Something you should know
Post by: audal on November 09, 2007, 04:37:19 PM
Have you cross-referenced the agency with whom you're contracted to the QueryTracker Agency List?

Many scam agencies will prey upon the unpublished.  Do your homework & be sure you haven't stumbled into any of them... For sure, fee-charging is how they bilk would-be writers out of money!
Title: Re: Something you should know
Post by: elknutswife on November 10, 2007, 07:30:07 AM
I second that...fee-charging is ALWAYS a red flag!