Author Topic: I will consider any new Literary Agent who is building clientele  (Read 1921 times)

Offline hunkpapa2

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My novel, Anna's Way, is controversial, sexy, and a bit off the wall. I am too old to play the game of sending out love letters in the sand.  It's time you come to me. Please do not send me e-mail query. i will meet with you for brunch, and we will share the tab. What's the difference if I say my book is as good as a Thomas Wolfe novel. Nobody cares anyway. I will only consider female agents, or, perhaps, renaissance males who actually read books.

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Re: I will consider any new Literary Agent who is building clientele
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 03:48:50 PM »
Well-said. First Karma, and good luck. BTW, there are a few new agencies still in the client-building phase: The Bent Agency, Finchley Road Literary, and Movable Type Literary Group.

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Re: I will consider any new Literary Agent who is building clientele
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 04:11:23 PM »
Thank you, kind spirit. I haven't heard one word about my project, not one, good or bad. Your note makes me realize that there really must be a better way. Personally, I think the power is already in the hands of the people. Book publishers are a dying breed. Can't all of us publish on the net by installments, sort of like a mass lottery.  We advertise, steal and beg, etc. and get people to read the first chapter, which we put out there for free. then, start charging a nickel, a dime, until the great climax -maybe a quarter- until we have, what they like to hear, anyway...a platform.

Do you know about Amazon and the kibble? or..how to download HTML?

I have a friend who was published after twenty years...twenty....for me, it's not the way to go.  This is a great site, but I think, it is very cruel to think, or know, or think you know, that you have written War and Peace, but unless you can prove it in a one page query, you will never be heard, not even by Agents. It is a humiliating process. My next project is about a serial killer who does not dislike his victims.  He is just trying to build a platform....

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Re: I will consider any new Literary Agent who is building clientele
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 04:32:11 PM »
This is a great site, but I think, it is very cruel to think, or know, or think you know, that you have written War and Peace, but unless you can prove it in a one page query, you will never be heard, not even by Agents.

With regards to that, please see: http://querytracker.net/forum/index.php?topic=2579.0

You have a subtly acerbic sense of humor, HunkPapa!  :)

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Re: I will consider any new Literary Agent who is building clientele
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 06:04:18 PM »
 :draw: I don't understand this. newday11
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Re: I will consider any new Literary Agent who is building clientele
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 06:44:31 PM »
My novel, Anna's Way, is controversial, sexy, and a bit off the wall. I am too old to play the game of sending out love letters in the sand.  It's time you come to me. Please do not send me e-mail query. i will meet with you for brunch, and we will share the tab. What's the difference if I say my book is as good as a Thomas Wolfe novel. Nobody cares anyway. I will only consider female agents, or, perhaps, renaissance males who actually read books.
Expect to be ignored or rejected out of hand.  Since I'm also of a certain age and have no patience with the young pup agents, I sympathize entirely.

Go for newbies, but be careful and, at least, check Absolute Write for scammers.