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Thread: Michael Berenti Literary Management / Berenti Bookworks

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    Michael Berenti Literary Management / Berenti Bookworks

    I'm currently querying agents and noticed this agency listed in the Writers' and Artists Yearbook. The Michael Berenti agency is said to accept commerical fiction so I'm interested in querying, but at the same time am not too sure.

    The website doesn't list authors, and I'm sure the agent is an author himself judging by a quick Google search.

    I'm just wondering if anyone has more information on this agency and whether or not I should query?
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    Not listed on Preditors & Editors, not listed on AgentQuery. I couldn't find anything else either. I would hold off for the time being, unless someone else can pull something up. It would be more reassuring if he listed not only clients, but what books he published (he says he is/was an author) and what publishing house he ran and where he was an editor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karo.ambrose View Post

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    ROFL. Oh dear. I had my suspicions after Googling and noticing he ws a self-published author; even more so when there were no clients listed on his site.

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    Surprisingly, his site's still up. Unsurprisingly, no sign of sales. I find myself thankful there's no sign of clients.
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    I note he's now charging a reading fee.

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    I'm going to send him a couple of commas in the post. For free. By jingo, he needs them.


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