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    Daniel Literary Group (Greg Daniel)

    He's at www.danielliterarygroup.com and looks like a new agency (April 07). Recent sales, but I was wondering if anyone's had any experience pitching Christian/Inspirational fiction to him.

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    I don't see sales (judging by the pub dates, the book covers on the website are books Mr. Daniel edited), which isn't surprising for an agency that opened its doors just this past April. Mr. Daniel has a solid background in Christian publishing, and appears to have the kinds of credentials a literary agent needs.

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    Out of curiosity, how well would an editor-turned-agent be at handling areas outside of those he edited? For example, Greg Daniel seems to have spent much of his career at a christian publisher, how well might he do handling a mystery, or a romance novel, or a horror novel?

    Obviously, he wouldn't have the same level of contacts for those genres, but could he still be effective?

    (Of course, authors will always want to put agents who handle/specialize in their subject at the top of the list -- hopefully I don't need to say that!)

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    Interesting point, Victoria...any idea on how things go when an editor leaves a company like Thomas Nelson to be an agent? TN's a top name in Christian fiction/non-fiction.

    To be more general, do a new agent's contacts at his old publishing house tend to be agreeable to work with him? Or does he tend to get shunned? I'm sure it probably varies on a case by case basis and a lot depends on the terms of the departure. It would seem, though, that Greg Daniel is a guy with a lot of good connections with a legitimate background in publishing, and with a new agency would naturally be trying to build his client list.

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    It's case-by-case basis all the way down.
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    Has a PM page now, with recent sales: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com...rs/gdaniel123/
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    Anyone have any recent experience with him?

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    Yes. I just got a pass on a query I sent. My story is Christian Non-Fiction. It is a personal story about failure/grace/purpose. My project was 'not right' for their agency, but I don't regret trying.

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    Queried yesterday. Got a "No" back today.
    Lord... I need an AGENT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh86 View Post
    Queried yesterday. Got a "No" back today.
    Okay, this is strange. I sent him a query for my YA...twice, and I haven't heard anything...I think I might requery....it's been like a month maybe. He got back really fast on my adult book.

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    I queried him months ago, and long since wrote him off as "no response means no".

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    Do you think they would be open to a true crime/memoir? Their new releases and sales are religious books but their site states - Daniel Literary Group specializes in nonfiction and is open to submissions in almost every popular category of such, especially if authors are recognized experts in their fields.

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