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Thread: [Agency] Justak Literary Services

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    jenn0927
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    Question [Agency] Justak Literary Services

    HI!

    New member and was wondering if anyone has heard or worked with Marta Justak and the Justak Literary Agency? Any help would really be appreciated!

    Thx!

    jenn0927

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    http://www.justakliterary.com/

    They don't have any sales listed, and their bios seem to imply writers-turned-agent.

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    Ms. Justak seems to have quite a lot of publishing experience. However, there's no mention of sales (the website says the agency was established in 1999--if there've been no sales in that time, it's not good).

    Ms. Justak is also a book packager, and I've found some references to published books she appears to have packaged. This is a potential conflict of interest for an agent, since packaging is usually a lot more lucrative for a packager than agenting is for an agent.

    If approaching this agency, I'd suggest asking for a list of recent sales, and if a contract is offered, I'd want to scrutinize it with extra care to make sure that it didn't allow the agency to feed clients to the packaging side of the business.

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    She's on my list of agents to query if the first round doesn't garner my 'dream agent'. I found her as an RWA-recognized agent. I'm interested to see if anyone else can find out more.

    Thanks for the thread.
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    Justak Literary Services, Inc. Co-agent Jill Lawrence. No client/sales list on website, nor any non-packaged deals in the usual (public) places. Victoria's advice from last year bears repeating:

    If approaching this agency, I'd suggest asking for a list of recent sales, and if a contract is offered, I'd want to scrutinize it with extra care to make sure that it didn't allow the agency to feed clients to the packaging side of the business.
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    Their website appears to be down when i posted this.
    website down .. http://www.justakliterary.com/

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    I'm not finding any activity since 2007; agency looks to be dead & gone.
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