The AW Amazon Store
Buy Books by AWers!

 

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Anubis Literary Agency

  1. #1
    Serial Procrastinator Imelda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    37

    Anubis Literary Agency

    .............................
    Last edited by Imelda; 02-19-2016 at 09:03 PM.

  2. #2
    Your Genial Uncle Absolute Sage James D. Macdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    25,366
    I've never had a written contract with an agent.

    It's been handshake all the way.

  3. #3
    Your Genial Uncle Absolute Sage James D. Macdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    25,366
    What's to argue? If we come to that big a disagreement, I go my way, he goes his. He's still agent of record for anything he sold.

  4. #4
    haz a shiny new book cover Christine N.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Posts
    7,705
    Check out Miss Snark. She usually has the skinny on what's normal and not for agents.

    Many agents have no contract, it's not uncommon. Newer ones usually do, but some of the old-schoolers are fine with a "I'll rep you." "OK" type of deal.

    The commission numbers also look in line with industry standards.
    Christine

    Young Adult Fantasy Author

    A CURSE OF ASH AND IRON: Coming Spring 2015 from Curiosity Quills Press

    "The Watchmaker's Ball" (short story), to be included in BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT (anthology), coming April 14 from Leap Books


    Represented by Jordy Albert of Booker Albert Literary

    I tweet

    Young Adult Authors You've Never Heard Of

  5. #5
    practical experience, FTW MMo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    247
    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald
    I've never had a written contract with an agent.

    It's been handshake all the way.
    Yep, me, too. Since 1982.

    Mo
    Never Moe and certainly not Moe-randa. I had the name first.

  6. #6
    practical experience, FTW Aubrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    132
    How could a buisness deal like getting an agent work without a written contract? Don't you need a paper trail in case things go south? I mean this board proves that with some agents you really need more than a spoken agreement.

  7. #7
    Now departed. Rest in peace, Scott, from all of us at AW Popeyesays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,462
    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey
    How could a buisness deal like getting an agent work without a written contract? Don't you need a paper trail in case things go south? I mean this board proves that with some agents you really need more than a spoken agreement.
    But with others, you don't. I've gone into business on a handshake before, it worked fine. I trusted my partner, he trusted me. Neither one of us broke trust at all.

    Besides a paper trail does not require a signed contract, correspondence back and forth is paper trail. A record of payments and receipts is a paper trail. Communications between agent and publishers is a paper trail.

    You just have to make sure the basic agreement is mutual, as long as both parties enter into the agreement with disclosure then it's a verbal contract.

    A verbal contract is fine as long as it can be established that both parties were cognizant of responsibilities and advantages under the agreement.

    If a written contract is drawn up and verbal agreements are moot. Some folks, don't want the document to get in the way of the understanding as they know it.

    Regards,
    Scott
    Okay, damnit, I blog http://cscottsaylorsbooks.blogspot.com/
    Sword of the Dajjal e-book, Published by BooksForABuck.com May, 2007 ISBN: 978-1-602-052-2 http://www.booksforabuck.com/sfpages...rd_dajjal.html
    Out in print early 2008 from Blu Phi'er
    Jars of Doom out mid 2008 from Blu Phi'er
    http://www.bluphier.com/

  8. #8
    *insert catchy phrase here* BarbaraSheridan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Steeler Country
    Posts
    666
    Quote Originally Posted by Imelda
    Knowing my luck, they'll be the first agent to request the full MS and I'll be left in a quandry.
    Then why submit to them?
    ~Barbara Sheridan~
    Barb's website
    Falling Through Glass ~ On sale now! Paperback and ebook

    Check out the "story behind the story", too.


  9. #9
    haz a shiny new book cover Christine N.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Posts
    7,705
    All a written contract really does is state the percentages, etc.. everything you already know. And sometimes they have a 'either party can dissolve this agreement with x amount of time' clause. Some don't.

    If you know beforehand how the agent does business, ie, sends you an update monthly, weekly or never, lets you know who's looking, who's rejected, if you have to reimburse for fees, etc, then there should be no problem with a verbal agreement. Just make sure you ask all the right questions before agreeing to be represented by them.
    Christine

    Young Adult Fantasy Author

    A CURSE OF ASH AND IRON: Coming Spring 2015 from Curiosity Quills Press

    "The Watchmaker's Ball" (short story), to be included in BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT (anthology), coming April 14 from Leap Books


    Represented by Jordy Albert of Booker Albert Literary

    I tweet

    Young Adult Authors You've Never Heard Of

  10. #10
    Author Waiting in the Wings Maprilynne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Cover-Delight-Ville
    Posts
    1,022
    You can probably ask them to make an exception for you. I imagine they put that on their website as an enticement. But I'm sure they would give you a simple contract if you wanted one.

    Maprilynne
    Wings: the first of four from Harper Teen debuting May 5th, 2009.


    You can Pre-Order my book from Amazon!
    (Come on, you know you want to.)


  11. #11
    Horror Man seun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    9,714
    I'm bringing this thread back from the dead to ask if anyone has any experience of dealing with Anubis. I'm probably going to submit to them in the next few weeks so thought it would be worth checking them out here.

  12. #12
    The White Dragon of Yangshuo Patrick Thompson, 白龙's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Yangshuo, Guilin, People's Republic of China
    Posts
    2
    Diddo on that last remark - has anyone had any experience with them? I've read up on them, and this is their client list: Lesley Asquith, Christopher Golden, J.F. Gonzalez, Anthea Ingham, Tim Lebbon, Sarah Pinborough, Adam Roberts, Steve Savile, Brett A. Savory. Apparently they're cool with email queries, but I am also not sure on that - only one website that I've found has said anyone positive on that (http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=1507)
    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” ~ Anais Nin


  13. #13
    Girl Detective Stacia Kane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    In cahoots with the other boo-birds
    Posts
    8,146
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Thompson, 白龙 View Post
    Diddo on that last remark - has anyone had any experience with them? I've read up on them, and this is their client list: Lesley Asquith, Christopher Golden, J.F. Gonzalez, Anthea Ingham, Tim Lebbon, Sarah Pinborough, Adam Roberts, Steve Savile, Brett A. Savory. Apparently they're cool with email queries, but I am also not sure on that - only one website that I've found has said anyone positive on that (http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=1507)

    Sorry, where are you seeing that--do you need to be registered with QueryTracker? Because unless something has changed in the month or so since I talked to him last, Christopher Golden doesn't have an agent. (Unless it's a different Chris Golden, but this one is the only one I know of, and he's been handling his own stuff for years. I don't believe he was ever with this agency, in fact; I know who his previous agent was, and it's possible he just didn't mention this one in between that place and repping himself, but I've never heard him talk about this agency.)

    Just as an FYI: I know people who enter info on sites like these often make mistakes, so I'm not accusing the agency of padding or anything, just saying that Chris isn't one of their clients AFAIK.
    http://www.staciakane.com

    FIVE DOWN, a Downside anthology, available now!
    Four previously published short stories and one brand new novella, together in one volume.

    Click here for more details.


    WRONG WAYS DOWN available now!


  14. #14
    The White Dragon of Yangshuo Patrick Thompson, 白龙's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Yangshuo, Guilin, People's Republic of China
    Posts
    2

    Anubis's Client List

    I got that information from this site, the relevant content of which was posted in 2008:
    http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum...e-fiction.html

    I'm definitely not trying to pad them or anything - in fact I'll be querying them in the next couple of days. I looked into each of these authors to see if they were actually represented by Anubis, and to my understanding (though I could be horribly wrong) several, if not many, are no longer with Anubis, if ever, as far as I can tell. One of them that seems to still be with Anubis is Adam Roberts - http://www.adamroberts.com/contact/

    So if anyone has any information on the recent sales, dealings, etc for this agency let me know.
    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” ~ Anais Nin


  15. #15
    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Coastal Desert
    Posts
    13,023
    He's still selling for Mr. Roberts, at least.
    ICAO
    ---------
    Achievers strive for excellence. Perfectionists drive themselves to extinction. -- A Grapple A Day
    I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. -- Charles DeSecondat

    II 2016: 2017:

  16. #16
    Preditors & Editors Requiescat In Pace DaveKuzminski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    5,033
    On the other hand, some publishers and agents use contracts to take advantage of writers. I think many of us know who they are.
    When it comes to PA, the royalty check and the reality check arrive in the same envelope.

    Remember to be kind to writers who step in PA. They really don't know how bad it smells.

    The difference between PA and WLA? None. Both have the stench of dead and dying books emanating from their doorways.


  17. #17
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin sara_l's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    13
    Has anyone actually submitted to Anubis? They are pretty high up on my list of agents to try

  18. #18
    space opera-popcorn lover!
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Off the shoulder of Orion, not far from Belfast.
    Posts
    910
    I submitted to them a couple of years ago with a version of one of my wip, before I discovered I needed to learn a bit more about writing.... it was by snail mail and came back quickly with a no thanks. They have been est. a good while, i think.

    Www. Jozebedee.com
    @joz1812 - Twitter

    Abendau's Heir - Inish Carraig - Sunset Over Abendau

  19. #19
    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Coastal Desert
    Posts
    13,023
    Also teaches creative writing: http://www.anubiscreativewriting.co.uk/
    ICAO
    ---------
    Achievers strive for excellence. Perfectionists drive themselves to extinction. -- A Grapple A Day
    I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. -- Charles DeSecondat

    II 2016: 2017:

  20. #20
    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Coastal Desert
    Posts
    13,023
    I note the main site (http://anubiseducation.com/) now describes him as "former" literary agent, so I will, too.
    ICAO
    ---------
    Achievers strive for excellence. Perfectionists drive themselves to extinction. -- A Grapple A Day
    I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. -- Charles DeSecondat

    II 2016: 2017:

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search