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Thread: [Agency] Dialogue Scouting (formerly Lovegrove & Gosling)

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    [Agency] Dialogue Scouting (formerly Lovegrove & Gosling)

    I've just had a charming conversation with Sharmaine Lovegrove, of the agency above, who are based In Berlin. Sharmaine has very wide experience in the industry, including some prestigious London establishments, and was a font of knowledge on publishing in general. Sharmaine had some fun and fascinating points to make about self publishing, and the way forward for debut authors of genre fiction. It's given me plenty to think about, and it was great fun chatting with her, as she once lived in the same area of Edinburgh as myself.

    Sharmaine also established an English language bookshop in Berlin, Dialogue Books, alongside their literary agency. No mean feat, I should imagine. They are currently accepting submissions, and the info is on their website.

    Next time I'm in Berlin, I'll check out the bookshop, rather than getting hammered in a beirkeller, on lager strong enough to kill a small horse.

    http://www.lovegrove-gosling.com/


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    I don't see any sign of actual sales, though.

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    I lived in Berlin for several years, was very involved in a lot of cultural things, and I'm considered a native speaker of German. All this to tell you that if you want me to look at some German links, I'd be more than happy to help out. Feel free to PM me. There are a few things that raised flags for me, or at the very least gave me food for thought (based on cultural experience). But I'm reluctant to post it here, since it might come off as too negative or discouraging.

    This is purely Cynical Me talking, but your post reminded me of a lot of things I've seen when I was there. So feel free to ignore if it sounds inappropriate.

    Also, I have nothing against self-publishing. The way I see it is that everyone should decide for him or herself. But I have a lot of issues with people pushing you into one direction or another, no matter how "gentle" or subtle the approach.

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    No pressure, I assure you, it was just one of a number of interesting topics of conversation.


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    Some insight into Ms. Lovegrove's interests and conflicts of: http://blog.book-fair.com/2012/09/26/6906/

    Ms. Gosling also offers "author and publishing services" through The Reader Berlin: http://thereaderberlin.com/
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    Agency closed to submissions, and site doesn't look like it's been updated since she launched Dialogue Berlin, which is ... mostly PR/marketing, I think: http://www.dialogueberlin.com/.

    ETA: she does claim to be a book scout for FreemantleMedia, which doesn't publish books that I can find, so she might act as a book to script agent.

    ETA2: Is now Dialogue Scouting: http://www.dialoguescouting.com/
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