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    [Agency] Warner Literary Group

    I was surprised I didn't see this on the AW list. I submitted to them about a month ago and got a request for the full. On the P&E says "editing advisory". What does that mean exactly?

    Has anyone else dealt with them? They seem to have a few solid books out.
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    I think it means they offer paid editing services to a third party, most often a subsidiary ... which is usually a big conflict of interest.
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    I see that now looking at their site. Usually when literary agencies do that though, they keep their agency clients separate from their editing clients. But it doesn't specify that.

    They seem to do good in foreign rights though.
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    On Pred-Ed, they have an Editing Advisory warning. But they don't have a not recommended tag, which usually means that they don't require you to use their in-house service.

    http://pred-ed.com/pealw.htm
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    Thanks, Red. I am understanding it better now.
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    Well I did some digging and found this:

    http://co.findacase.com/research/wfr...889.DCO.htm/qx

    But it doesn't say what it's about, or am I missing something?
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    That one doesn't, no. Elsewhere, it's tagged as "Breach of Fiduciary Duty", which is clear as mud. In any case, I note the author in question initially gave them a glowing Testimonial.
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    The author mentions on his Twitter feed that he's now with Janklow.
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    New e/POD imprint, Hedgehog & Fox. First books due out next month.
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    Any more on this agency? She seems to be doing pretty good. Some sales to HMH and Random House.
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    Stay away from Warner Literary Group...scam agency.

    Colorado's writing community is small and I know that several clients have taken legal action. (The agency is just one person.) I personally know one person who was published through Hedgehog and Fox, Sarah Warner's imprint. That is a complete scam. You are better off self publishing.
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    Here's another more recent law suit filed, for breach, by a NYT's best selling Author.
    https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/...ary_Group,_LLC

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    Run away from this agency. Just read this article through another forum and thought I'd add it to this thread: http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/1...e-wont-fly.htm

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    A fresh alert over at Writer Beware: http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2017/0...ry-agency.html
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