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Thread: April Eberhardt Literary

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    April Eberhardt Literary

    Here's the link:

    http://aprileberhardt.com/


    I know she helps with curated self-publishing, but does anyone know if she also does traditional agenting? Thanks!

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    Just an update in case anyone else is wondering - according to what I found online, looks like she does and has two separate kinds of contracts.

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    A literary "change" agent seems like an overstatement of her worth, much like her vaunted credentials.
    To take one: her time with Zoetrope. Being a reader (i.e. an intern) for the magazine is usually something
    college students do. Her rapid turn-over--and lack of big sales--at several agencies makes it seem inevitable
    she'd set up her own agency and shill partnership publishing, with a fee for her first.

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    So no good sales as a traditional agent? I still don't have a Publishers Marketplace account :S

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    She had a six-figure deal with a HarperCollins imprint, but that was back in 2012. She hasn't posted anything since 2014 to PM, but that doesn't mean she hasn't made any sales.

    Also, Zoetrope is a big-name magazine, and being a reader for them probably means she was paid. Does it mean she had any real editorial input or experience? Probably not.

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    Even a cursory glance at Zoetrope's website will tell you it's unpaid:

    "We require a minimum commitment of at least fifteen hours a week. The internship is unpaid, but we offer a one-year subscription to the magazine and assistance in converting the experience to university credit."

    http://www.all-story.com/about.cgi?page=internship

    Further, I did not say no sales, but a lack of BIG sales.

    Again, looking through Google Books you'll see a LOT of partnership publisher (AKA vanity presses) deals, as well as a few trade publishers:

    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bk...l+eberhardt%22

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    So not a great idea? Does anyone have any experience with her?

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    I don't know if I overlooked this before or it's a new development, but I just saw "A Division of Libra Nova" on her website - seems to be for indie authors, but not that much information available on the Libra Nova site unless you sign in (http://libranova.com/)

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    I'm going to put this more recent link to some info about April here: http://museandthemarketplace.com/201...berhardt-2018/

    I've met her and she's interested in representing my new book, which I'm currently polishing before sending her the full. We'll see what she suggests from there.

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