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Thread: FOG Literary Agency (Sue Flammang)

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    agent at The Knight Agency miles's Avatar
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    FOG Literary Agency (Sue Flammang)

    Just adding this since an author told me she signed with this agent today:

    No sales or clients are listed on the site. And authors can "call for a free consultation."
    Travis Pennington
    Marketing / Associate Agent | The Knight Agency, Inc
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    figuring it all out Book Fiend's Avatar
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    You don't have to take my word for this, you can run the searches yourself on the links below. There is no FOG Literary Agency licensed to do business in the State of Nevada, Clark County, or North Las Vegas. (A search of the phone will pull up an address in NLV)

    BTW, if you run a search on the last name in Clark County, this is what it comes up with:
    That this person has run a number of non-literary type companies including a singles travel club. This is as far back as 1995.
    If you run the name through the SOS NV's website, it comes up with a number of businesses.

    BTW, you are NOT allowed to run a business in Nevada without having/paying business license fees. Also, it is impossible to get a bank account without these licenses.

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    Writer Beware Goddess Absolute Sage victoriastrauss's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Far from the madding crowd
    And here:

    "I am a romance writer working on her first book. I would enjoy meeting people with the same interest."

    - Victoria

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    starting over Marian Perera's Avatar
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    Heaven is a place on earth called Toronto.
    The About page is a red flag, since it says nothing about the actual experience of whoever's running this show.

    Our Agency’s mission is to help writers achieve their publishing dreams.
    I wish had a nickel for every time I've read that from some amateur outfit or outright scam.

    Also, the front page says they have a blog which provides "Writing tips, promotional tools, industry news", so I clicked on the More... link. Rather than taking me to a blog, it took me to the extremely vague "About" page.
    Sleeping Beauty-inspired m/m romance : Editing.

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    Live a little. Write a lot. Karen Junker's Avatar
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    I don't have anything to add, except that I have never understood what these people who call themselves agents get out of it. I mean, if they have the money and time to attend writers' conferences and try to meet editors, that can be fun, but why do any work at all for something that is ultimately not getting them any money? It must just be an ego-boost or something.
    Karen Junker
    "Spend a passionate weekend with your muse!"

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    Wilde about Oscar aliceshortcake's Avatar
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    "Agent: the Role-Playing Game". Closely related to "Published Author: the Role-Playing Game".

    This lady sounds like a more literate version of Eunice Murray (see thread!), and the fact that she's a member of a Laws of Attraction: The Secret meet-up group would put me off instantly. I'd want an agent who lives in the real world.

    We bring the best of both worlds to the table—the personal client attention of a small agency and the clout of a larger one. We invest a great deal of care in each project and each client. We devise a strategy at every stage of the writing process, from conception, to editorial, to publication, that is tailored to the client and will enable us to find the best publisher for his or her books.
    The clout of larger agency? Seriously? If Ms Flammang has no previous experience of agenting it's hard to see how she can have any contacts in the publishing world. I don't know when FOG Literary Agency was established but the website is new: is 2 months 1 week old.

    Registrar URL:
    Registrant Name: Sue
    Registrant Organization: The Family of God
    The Family of God Healthcare Network is another business with which Ms Flamming is associated.

    And all this talk of involvement "from conception, to editorial" makes them sound more like a packager than an agent.

    We are a hands-on agency that strongly believes in taking on clients for their whole career. We build careers and advocate for our authors at every stage of the publishing process. We help conceptualize and shape the initial idea, offering editorial feedback before submission, aggressively negotiating the contract, selling film and translation rights, and conceiving of publicity and marketing strategies that will give the book the best chance of reaching a wide audience.
    Publicity and marketing strategies are handled by publishers, not agents. I'm sure Sue Flammang means well but I don't think she knows what she's doing.
    Last edited by aliceshortcake; 07-26-2014 at 02:45 PM.

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    Cat hair collector PVish's Avatar
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    slightly off center
    Another red flag on the header of each page on the site:
    CALL US for a FREE Consultation
    If the "consultation" is free, does that mean she charges for everything else?

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    Wilde about Oscar aliceshortcake's Avatar
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    Oop North
    Ah, I missed that!


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