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    practical experience, FTW erika's Avatar
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    Ambassador Agency

    I did a search on them here and found nothing. Anyone heard of the Ambassador Agency? Are they legit? They requested a partial, and I'll go along with that in good faith. But I'm still suspicious (as always).

    Thanks!
    Erika
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    Erika, The only thing I could find was that they call themselves "a Christian based Talent Agency." They seem to have a lot of clients, maybe check on them, kimmi

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    Looks like they deal with performance art, not books.

    If you've a Christian stage act, you're in luck!

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    I looked at them a little more closely and they handle literary representation as well as speakers. I'm stunned that they requested anything from me seeing as how they are very Christian and my novel is satirical. I'll be even more shocked if they request more. Nonetheless, I will look at this as a positive sign that my new query letter is decent. Thanks AW for the help!
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    http://www.ambassadoragency.com/aboutus.cfm

    Just don't let them talk you into buying a PR package or something.
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    They are now called "Ambassador Literary Agency". From their website:
    "Ambassador's Literary department represents a growing list of best-selling authors. We represent select authors and writers who are published by the leading religious and general market publishers in the United States and Europe, and represent television and major motion picture rights for our clients. Authors should e-mail a short description of their manuscript with a request to submit their work for review. Guidelines for submission will be sent if we agree to review a manuscript."

    So it appears they only want already established authors so they can be the author's PR firm and engage the speaking deals? I'm confused why they are listed in 2011 Guide to Literary Agents...

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    Mmm, no, they're still Ambassador Agency, Inc. Are you referring to the "Speakers Bureau & Literary Agency" in their masthead? That's not new, either. Regardless, they represent authors to media, not to publishers.
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    Dropped "Literary Agency" from masthead in '14. Regardless, I shoulda moved this to PR the last round.
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