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Thread: [Agency] The Authors' Clearinghouse

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    Who's going for a beer? waylander's Avatar
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    [Agency] The Authors' Clearinghouse

    Anyone know anything about The Authors' Clearinghouse (www.literaryclearinghouse.com/) and their president Jane Johnson. They claim to have been in business as literary agents for 14 years. No mention of their clients or recent sales on the site.

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    Well...it strikes me as way odd that an agency stressing author promotion doesn't even list authors' names in the book store. The few books I tracked are old and/or with very small presses (likely not needing an agent to sell). Unless you can get them to divulge some whizbang/recent sales, I'd pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baywitch
    yeah - this is where I found them. There's a whole load of agents there I've never heard of mixed in with some very reputable players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waylander
    yeah - this is where I found them. There's a whole load of agents there I've never heard of mixed in with some very reputable players.
    That's cuz all one needs to sign up there is an email address. WN is the worst place to look for an agent, IMHO. Well, maybe tied with Google ads.
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    There's a couple of UK agents listed there as handling fantasy and I've never heard of these people - trust me I would know if they were players.

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    I agree with Cao. Writers Net (like most online agent resources) is not a good place to look. Successful agents are listed there, but because it's a database where anyone can enter info, there's a huge number of marginal, amateur, and questionable agents as well.

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    Scam - they charge big money to edit your book. They asked for my full, and I emailed them asking if they charged fees and they said you need to pay to get your work edited. Stay far away.

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    Author's Clearinghouse

    Has anyone any experience with this outfit? http://www.literaryclearinghouse.com/

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    Let's just say that, when an agency has a Payment for Services page, odds are their focus isn't selling your book to publishers.
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    Site's gone. No social media activity. Anyone have recent contact?
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