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Thread: Kimberley Cameron & Assocs. (formerly Reece Halsey North Lit. Agency)

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    practical experience, FTW DragonShark's Avatar
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    This agency also has a publishing company: Reputation Books

    The Publisher's Marketplace announcement states that it was created to publish their client's back-list, but their front page also states: "We also plan to publish excellent manuscripts by our clients that have captured our hearts, and for various reasons, have not yet found the right home."

    There's no mention of the publishing terms on the Reputation Books site, probably because they intend to only be open to KC & Assoc. clients? But I found a mention of their fees and percentage in an interview with Kimberley Cameron that was posted here. They charge a one-time fee of $200 and then the publisher also receives 45% of sales in all formats.

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    They lost me at $200. Even if accepted, what is their motivation for selling my book to a traditional publisher? I had a #PitMad favorite from one of their agents last week. I remember this agency (and the former parent agency), and was initially excited.

    But now, I have my doubts. Number One: I've been through the small e-publisher scenario, and I'm ready to move up to the next level. At least, I hope I am. Number Two: If accepted, and they fail to broker a decent deal, I don't have $200 to throw at this publishing venture. Nope.

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    Got as request for pages from Lisa Abellera. Wish me luck.

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    Are you gonna finish that bacon? Vince524's Avatar
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    How long after a request for pages do you give a nudge if it was from PitMad?

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    I queried Kimberley on 5/10 and within an hour received a request for the first 50 pages. She also said, she would get back to me as soon as she could. I thought this was pretty fast. Hope it's a good sign.

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    Just wondering if the clients that decide to place their book with the publishing arm of the Agency need to also, along with the $200 fee from earnings, the 45% the publisher takes, see the Agent percentage taken off their share of any of the "Reputation" sales? I'm thinking the Agent would have to forego taking their traditional percentage, as Agent, to avoid a conflict of interest?

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    Good luck, Vince524! I've met Kimberly Cameron and not only is she legit, but she is also amazing.

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    I got a #PitMad request from Dorian Maffei Jun 2017 for the 1st 50 pages. Interestingly, she's not listed as an agent on their website, but as part of Reputation Books. Still, I sent it off, more because I was hoping for some feedback than actually interested in their agency. I'm definitely not interested in their publishing arm. Anyway, on Jun 15th, I got a very nice rejection (form, I'm sure) saying my ' she loved the premise, but didn't resonate with my voice' which is probably just as well. I don't think we'd have been a good fit.
    Still, I post this here because I thought the request was rather strange coming from someone who isn't even listed as an agent. No idea if it's good, bad or now typical from agencies with their own publishing arm.
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