Marisa Corvisiero has left L. Perkins to start her own agency. Details here on her blog post.
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Hmm. An agent who also runs a literary consultancy.
Can anyone spell "conflict of interests"? Yes, I thought so.
I just can't seem to get my brain to un-stick. I guess Ms. Corvisiero's gonna need her own thread. I'd do it, but I've still got that $500/$800 (of a $2775 value!?) annual POWER MEMBERSHIP ringing in my ears.
She does acknowledge the tough economic times, though, and there's a sweet deal where you can try to corral two fellow writers into joining up for a year along with you, and then you get a free month on top of (not deducted from) the year you've already signed up for.
"For ME giving back on FaceBook and attending conferences isn't enough."
Moral of the story: Soy yogurt is evil and don't cross picketlines. -Twizzle
I know there are people on AW repped by Corvisiero. I'd considered her while she was still with Perkins Agency, until I'd done more research on Perkins and decided against it.
In Corvisiero's case, with her background in law, this doesn't give me much confidence. The fees are too high for the value added. I could use stronger words, but I don't think I need to.
I don't have a Facebook account, but I'm told by a friend who does, that Ms. Corvisiero isn't happy about this here thread.
How about we give her a chance to come here and answer questions... if there are any.
From what I am seeing the biggest issue anyone has here is the fee for her 'LITPOW' site... which is seperate from her agency...
Has anyone bothered to approach her and ASK her anything?
I'm told the FB rant has disappeared, but one of the folks who rose to her defence accused us of being jealous.
If we're wrong, then great. Many apple-oagies* and I'll be the first to start beating my breast.
*Blackadder reference, for those not in the know. I'm sorry to inconweenience you.
Linky.Thank you for your advice, dear. I've written eight.Seriously, just read some posts on absolute water cooler that turned my insides. Apparently I'm a corrupt fraud for offering consulting services and agenting and should not agent if I'm a lawyer.... What!? Who are these jerks posting on there!? ...nothing better to do?! Go write a book!
When one of the commenters invokes the name of Stephenie Meyer to make a point, well...I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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Word gets 'round fast on the internet. There's very little that's private.
All she needs to do is calmly and rationally address these concerns rather than go off on one in a very public place.
Hmmm. There are some potential conflict of interest issues here that really SHOULD be addressed.
But I really don't see where anyone was being a 'jerk' in this thread. Obviously, if there is some new literary definition of jerk that I'm not aware of, please let me know.
And having a rant on her FB page - not cool. Not cool at all. Why don't people realise that how they present themselves in public can damage their professional reputations? Professional is as professional does, and all that.
Either way, the fee issue has my teeth squeaking.
I'm waiting for us to be called "haters", "bitter", "talentless", and "hacks".
I've written five books and have two on shelves with the third hitting shelves next February.
BR&BC reveals the good agents as well as the "RUN AWAY!" agents. Fee-charging falls into the latter category. A good agent makes money when he/she sells your book. Period.
Darnit, I forgot to add the eleventys.
It's going to be one of those days, isn't it.
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