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    [Agency] CK Webber Associates (Carlie Webber)

    I was researching agents through QueryTracker and found another company that wasn't listed in the BR&BC, so I figured I would start a page for it.

    This one is called CK Webber Associates and was founded by Carlie Webber, an agent who used to be with the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

    Her website is here: http://ckwebber.com/index.html
    Her blog is here: http://ckwebber.wordpress.com/

    No sales on Publisher's Marketplace under her name.

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    Yeah, I was looking into her too. The no sales bothered me because I have no clue how long she was at the other agency. If it was long enough for her to have significant experience she would at least have sales listed from a while back, right?Anyone at least know how long this agency has been around? She also doesn't have any clients listed on the site.

    I didn't check P&E though, wonder if she's on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tromboli View Post

    I didn't check P&E though, wonder if she's on there.
    She's not on there right now. The agent or the agency. I've looked into her in the past. She should have some kind of history. I don't know how long she was with Jane Rotrosen Agency, but she was flagged by Writer's Digest as being a new agent there just last year. She couldn't have been there more than a couple years. She was interview by Five Scribes here in January of this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katci13 View Post
    She's not on there right now. The agent or the agency. I've looked into her in the past. She should have some kind of history. I don't know how long she was with Jane Rotrosen Agency, but she was flagged by Writer's Digest as being a new agent there just last year. She couldn't have been there more than a couple years. She was interview by Five Scribes here in January of this year.

    WTH, she can tell me to drop dead just as easily as the other 47 agents who have rejected me so far.....

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    Whoa, whoa whoa there DPRichard. If you've been sending out over a hundred queries, and getting partial requests but only 1 full, chances are there's something that needs fixing about your first chapters. It's not the agents, it's you, and that's totally okay! We've ALL been there. Think like an agent: you can't afford to risk your money and your reputation on something you don't feel confident about. Heck, you don't WANT a foolhardy, silly agent who just jumps on something he or she can't really faithfully represent. No need for anyone to drop dead. Just time to do some more revisions. You prolly already have a critique partner--see if you can get a new one! Get a fresh pair of eyes on that thing and see what you can do.

    And be happy! Your writing journey has plenty of time.

    On the thread topic, I'm querying Carlie now, and I guess I'll ask about her agency if I get a chance! Maybe someone should post an interview or something? I couldn't find one. She's got a very strong, kinda harsh voice on her blog. We'll see!

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    She's still not on P&E. She has a twitter account and participated in Brenda Drake's Pitch Madness: https://twitter.com/carliebeth

    Anyone know anything more?
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    I can tell you that she's a former YA librarian and YA programming coordinator. She knows YA. She also know what she likes. She's not shady or unscrupulous or anything like that.

    As for editor connections or sales, I have no idea. But as a person, I imagine her to be a tenacious agent.
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    Thanks. She lists a number of adult genres on her website as well. I will likely query her.
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    I know from personal experience that she's a damn good editor. I worked with her on one of my manuscripts when she used to work with an agency in that function.

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    She has a link to an interview posted on her blog. It's a very brief discussion about what makes the first few pages of a novel effective.

    Link: http://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.c...ber-associates

    Her blog seems to focus on editing and improving manuscripts. I'd also be interested in hearing more about her clients.

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    I met her a couple of years ago at the NJSCBWI conference, when she was with an agency. She's legit.
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    Now on P&E listed as 'A literary agency'. Anyone had any experience? Know of sales?

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    There's an interview with her on Literary Rejections
    http://www.literaryrejections.com/carlie-webber/
    and she participated in #MSWL
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    Writers Digest Webinar

    I 'attended' a Writers Digest Webinar by Carlie Webber about a week ago. Her presentation was insightful and inspiring. I liked the examples she used and her explanations for why she choose the samples presented in the workshop. (She talked about novel openings.)

    I'd imagine as an agent her editorial advice would be somewhere on the helpful to amazing scale. If I queried her, and she offered representation, I'd definitely ask about her current clients and sales since those aren't visible anywhere.

    *shrug* My two cents.

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    Hiya *waves*

    Any new on info or recent interactions with Carlie? I felt like the website could be fleshed out more, but if she's concentrating on her clients then, of course, that would be the preferable state.

    Any idea on response times or if she responds at all?

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    Sounds like she represents Kate Brauning ( http://katebrauning.com), whose first book is coming out in November (How We Fall).

    And she said in an interview that she tries to reply to all queries within 6 weeks. Also that the website is deliberately spare, modeled after Google's lean design.

    I'm going to send her a query; I'll let you know how it goes.
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    Does anyone have any updated information on this agency?

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    Carlie Webber/CK Webber Associates

    Just going through querying agents, and I can't find anything about her, or the agency.

    Can anyone tell me anything

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    I did a search, honestly! Ugh, sorry

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