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Thread: Futerman, Rose & Associates (Guy Rose)

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    Futerman, Rose & Associates (Guy Rose)

    Hi I was wondering if any of you writers could help me

    At present Futurman Rose and The Transatlantic Literary Agency both are interested in working with me

    Which in your opinion is the better agency?

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    Futerman, Rose & Associates: http://www.futermanrose.co.uk/

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    Out, damn'd spot! out, I say. Lady MacBeth's Avatar
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    Does anyone have any updated info on this agency?

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    Out, damn'd spot! out, I say. Lady MacBeth's Avatar
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    Definitely an agency to avoid.

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    please help!!

    I got a request for a full, exclusive for 10 days, from these guys. What would you do in my situation? Is the blog post above a massive red flag? It was a ridiculously fast response too, within 2 hours of me sending the sample. red flag? should I send, or run? There are authors on the site who are selling, and some to big pubs.... arrrgh.

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    Predators and Editors list them with a big, red, "not recommended." It's not a place I would give my MS to, but you have to make your own decision.

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    Who's going for a beer? waylander's Avatar
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    They certainly have some prestigious clients and sell to major publishers.
    You'll need to exercise your own judgement, but if you get a rejection similar to the one linked to above then I would terminate the conversation there.

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    If they ask you to pay *anything*, it might be wise to treat any 'offers' with caution.

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    Definitely if money is mention they shall not see me for dust. I was just working my way through the handbook, their website seems legit, and when I got a reply I thought to check here. Glad I did! I shall proceed with caution. I wonder if it is a con, and they say this to all queries?

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    A very odd agency. They've got some middling-well-known clients, most of whom are known for things other than writing books.

    (Dear me. Until this moment, I'd somehow missed knowing that Iain Duncan Smith published a novel. Apparently it's best known for getting uniformly terrible reviews. Even Ann Widdecombe and Edwina Currie had trouble finding something nice to say about it.)

    (Tra-la.)

    FRA are all over the map. They've sold books to prestigious publishing houses and bottom-feeders. As GothicAngel pointed out, they've sent out at least one letter that I would never have imagined a real agency sending a client. Their site enthusiastically features a list of film and television projects that are "in development" (that and three bucks will get you a small cappuccino), but I'm not seeing any mention of projects greenlighted or released.

    You know what? I'm guessing that (1.) the original partners are doing little or no business; (2.) Guy Rose is the only active volcano in the chain; (3.) Rose doesn't know much about being a literary agent; and (4.) he's got lots of social connections to B-list and C-list celebrities, out-of-power politicians, London barristers with literary ambitions, and extremely miscellaneous others.

    What I'm not seeing in his client list: more than a scattering of mere literary nobodies who just write books. I wouldn't bother with him. We're not part of his regular diet, and I can't imagine him wanting or knowing how to manage plain old writing careers.
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    Who's going for a beer? waylander's Avatar
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    I would carry on at this point, but ask a lot of questions if they offer you representation.

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    Futerman Rose

    I am aware of the thread on here a few years ago about questionable practices at Futerman Rose. Anyone any update on this? I have been offered representation and am now hesitating about accepting it

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    Well, here's the thread you were talking about: <snipped>

    Other than that, I don't know anything, but usually when a publisher or an agency has a bad reputation for certain practices, those practices continue.
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