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Thread: Agent's Ink (fmly Agents, Inc. for Medical and Mental Health Professionals)

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    Question Agent's Ink (fmly Agents, Inc. for Medical and Mental Health Professionals)

    Does anyone have any knowledge of, or experience with, Agents Inc., for Medical and Mental Health Professionals? What does anyone make of asking for an upfront $300 handling fee?

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    Your Genial Uncle Absolute Sage James D. Macdonald's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnstate409
    What does anyone make of asking for an upfront $300 handling fee?
    It's either a scam, or they're clueless.

    In either case, it's not worth your while to pursue them further.

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    What Jim Said. An agent who charges a "handling" fee is either scamming you or doesn't have enough experience to know that handling fees aren't kosher.

    Why do medical and mental health professionals need agents, anyway? Specifically, I mean. If you've written a book, any agent who has sold books in the same subject/genre as yours would be appropriate.

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    P&E has listed them for some time, without a negative rating. I queried them a year ago on a SF book (they supposedly have some interest in SF) but they never responded. I wouldn't have bothered if I'd known about the $300.



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    Was anyone able to find out more info on this "Agents, Inc."? The only public listing is on P&E. The P.O. Box is/was registered to a psychotherapist.
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    They have a listing on writer's market as "Agents Ink!" They had in interest in my genre so I sent a query and they sent me a letter back requesting the first three chapters.

    however had I known they charged a "handling fee" I wouldnt have even queried in the first place.

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    Adding link: http://agents-ink.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.R.J. Le Blanc View Post
    At least you know now right?
    haha some good it does me now after a.) I got that glimmer of hope and b.) sent the samples this past thursday

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    Not linked from his home page, but if the dates are any indication, it's the more recently active: http://agents-ink.com/sydsings/
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