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popmuze
02-07-2006, 05:59 PM
What is the best way to part company with an agent with whom you never had a written agreement and who hasn't returned any of your calls in the last six months?

I was thinking of some kind of form letter....

Julie Worth
02-07-2006, 08:32 PM
Avoid that temptation. Whenever exiting any business arrangement, avoid pissing off the other party, or leaving paper documents that show a cavalier attitude. Something that a jury might see down the road. Whatever method is stipulated in your contract, use that one. (But since you don't have one, send them a certified letter.)

popmuze
02-07-2006, 09:49 PM
That's the value of this form, to get all that cavalier stuff out in a safe place.

UrsusMinor
02-08-2006, 09:48 PM
I also may soon find myself in the position of leaving an agent where there is no contract, so any further advice on etiquette is appreciated.

popmuze
02-08-2006, 10:57 PM
The last agent I left before this one, I did it through email, and that's worked out fine.

Basically, I was equating it to a romantic relationship, where (I've been told) the stronger thing is to break up face to face, as opposed to through the mail or over the phone when you know they won't be home.

aruna
02-09-2006, 02:51 PM
I've left two agents. A polite letter is the best way, even if you feel you've been neglected.