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    [Agency] Waterside Productions

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    06-09-2006, 06:40 PM
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    Waterside Productions

    One of their agents asked for my current ms and sent their standard agreement.

    I searched all the usual places and can find no info on them, good or bad. They're a non-fiction house looking to branch into fiction.

    Does anyone know anything? I"m holding till I learn more.

    (Although, holy crow, this is the first time I've received anything other than a form rejection. And I have read the horror stories here of agents who reject after we get our hopes up.)

    Thanks, all.
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    They're one of the two main agencies for consumer technical books.
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    (ETA: I'm leaving this post so Medievalist's following post makes sense, but please disregard this one entirely; I was under the erroneous impression we were talking about a publisher.)

    I'd add one caveat, though, which is that it's common for certain types of nonfiction publishers (especially for computer books and the like) to pay royalties on net. They may, when adding fiction, want to pay on net there, too. Carefully consider whether you want to agree to that.
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    The royalty isn't set by agents but by publishers.

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    Quote:
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    Waterside is an agency
    ::headdesk:: I feel really, really dumb. I can't believe I missed that very important tidbit of info. Argh. I'd like to think that brainfart was a result of my allergy meds putting me to sleep.
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    Quote:
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    ::headdesk:: I feel really, really dumb. I can't believe I missed that very important tidbit of info. Argh. I'd like to think that brainfart was a result of my allergy meds putting me to sleep.
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    Thanks, everyone.
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    Things have apparently changed at Waterside.
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    Not the least, the URL: http://www.waterside.com/agency/
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    I've been a client of Waterside Productions since 2004. (Waterside represents me for nonfiction titles; I have a different agent for my fiction.) I've published three nonfiction books so far this year and just agreed on terms for another. I've never had any problems with this agency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medievalist View Post
    Yeah.

    I'll be adding details here eventually. It's not looking good.
    Anything you can share yet? *resists posting popcorn smilie*
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux View Post
    Anything you can share yet? *resists posting popcorn smilie*
    No.

    We're not a good match.
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    Hey AWers!
    I just posted an interview with Kathleen Rushall of Waterside Productions on my blog. She represents YA, among other genres.
    Take a look. She sounds really nice!

    http://monibw.blogspot.com/2011/03/i...n-rushall.html
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    Thanks! Great interview.
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    Thanks for posting this! I've been looking for newer agents
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    Hey Pixiedust and Egoodlet!

    No problem! And thanks for taking a peek!
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    Wow, great interview! Thanks for the link! Also, I followed you on twitter...just so you know where I came from
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    Thanks for posting this! I'm going to be querying soon, so it's very timely.

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    Thanks for the update. I will be sure to look into Waterside.
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    Hey neener! Just followed you back! Thanks!

    Nitti Newtfinger! Hey! I'm glad the interview was timely for you! Good luck with the query!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimita View Post
    Hey AWers!
    I just posted an interview with Kathleen Rushall of Waterside Productions on my blog. She represents YA, among other genres.
    Take a look. She sounds really nice!

    http://monibw.blogspot.com/2011/03/i...n-rushall.html
    Nice interview! Thanks, Chimita.
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    Hmm. . .
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    I just might have to query her, thanks for bringing her to our attention!
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    Very nice inteview. Thanks for sharing.

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    Hey Angelica!
    Wish you luck with that query!

    Scope, Thanks!
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    Brain must be splitting. Read the article and the posting last night. Forgot to say thank-you.


    So.. thank-you for the article, Chimita.

    The piece I'm working on might also fall in her range when it's ready. But I'm a ways off from that yet. So *crosses fingers* keeping this bookmarked!

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    J.M. Nelson, You're very welcome!

    If you're ready to query in April, you might want to check out my blog, because I'll be having a contest with some agents
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    Quote Originally Posted by chimita View Post
    J.M. Nelson, You're very welcome!

    If you're ready to query in April, you might want to check out my blog, because I'll be having a contest with some agents
    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.M.Nelson View Post
    Thanks for the heads up!
    No problem! See you around!
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