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Offline bodwen

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Re: Why I Left My Mighty Agency and NY Publishers (For Now)
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 10:39:22 AM »
Yeah, I think that's the problem.  Most people are afraid to ask.   ;D

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Re: Why I Left My Mighty Agency and NY Publishers (For Now)
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 02:15:49 PM »
Until recently, it wasn't spoken about publicly for all the reasons listed above. That's why it's so eye-opening that people are blogging about this stuff now. As Bowden said, people have options now.


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Re: Why I Left My Mighty Agency and NY Publishers (For Now)
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2016, 06:08:12 AM »
Great thread. Worth a bump-up.

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Re: Why I Left My Mighty Agency and NY Publishers (For Now)
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2016, 10:10:06 PM »
*waves to Munley*

It's amazing to see SO many people from, well, eons ago!

Also, who knew this post that I posted had so many eyes on it?  :)

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Re: Why I Left My Mighty Agency and NY Publishers (For Now)
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2016, 11:01:32 AM »
I would be highly suspect of any literary agent who wanted to represent me, even more so of a publisher.
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Re: Why I Left My Mighty Agency and NY Publishers (For Now)
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2016, 06:19:04 PM »
I would be highly suspect of any literary agent who wanted to represent me, even more so of a publisher.


*waves* and LOL! Good to see you, NOSTRA. You have not lost your sense of humor!

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Re: Why I Left My Mighty Agency and NY Publishers (For Now)
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2016, 06:42:37 PM »
What saddens me is its the second time this week I have heard of an agent demanding 15% of revenue from self published titles  :sad2:



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Re: Why I Left My Mighty Agency and NY Publishers (For Now)
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2016, 07:26:22 PM »
What saddens me is its the second time this week I have heard of an agent demanding 15% of revenue from self published titles  :sad2:



Are you kidding me? You have to be.

Take a look at the blog Tabris posted a link to on this thread today:

http://querytracker.net/forum/index.php?topic=20791.msg243158#msg243158

Apparently there have been a lot of nasty thing appearing in contracts lately. The blogger is a watchdog for these things.

Take special note of agents horning in on the actual copyright, not just questionable shares of proceeds on books they did nothing to put on the market.

Also, agents funneling books to e-publishers they already have an agreement with, while the author thinks they are submitting the manuscript to a variety of e-book editors.

And agents playing the role of publisher of ebooks.

Of course, not all agents do such things, but they are something to watch out for.