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    Robin Straus Agency Inc.

    the only info i can wrangle up
    is from agent query :

    http://agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=309

    does anyone else have any tidbits
    or has queried her?

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    Robin Straus Agency shows sales on P&E, and they're a member of AAR. Seems legit. I don't know who they represent, but I'm checking. Will get back to you.
    Remember; GONE WITH THE WIND was rejected 132 times!


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    Although I can't wrangle much more, at least two of her deals have been described as "nice" and she does represent debut novels.
    Remember; GONE WITH THE WIND was rejected 132 times!


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    Adding link, though there's almost nothing there: http://www.robinstrausagency.com/

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    She also acts as U.S. agent for Andrew Nurnberg & Associates.

    FWIW, here're some older and more recent deals than those listed on AQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appalachian Writer View Post
    Although I can't wrangle much more, at least two of her deals have been described as "nice" and she does represent debut novels.
    A nice deal is the lowest category, except for those with no advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie Worth View Post
    A nice deal is the lowest category, except for those with no advance.
    According to Publishers Lunch, a "nice deal" is $1-$49,000. So not necessarily pocket change, either.

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    The ranges:

    nice deal: $1 - $49,000
    very nice deal: $50,000 - $99,000
    good deal: $100,000 - $250,000
    significant deal: $251,000 - $499,000
    major deal: $500,000 and up

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    thanks guys for finding all this
    for me. y'all are great!

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    Ms. Straus has made deals up to and including "significant", if anyone is concerned about that.
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    She represents the Alexander McCall Smith of "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency," which is pretty big. It's a very small agency and they say they can't take on more than a few clients per year, so they're going to be a really hard sell. They do 60% nonfiction, 40% fiction. Want to work with clients for careers rather than just one book.

    Basically, seems picky, but good if you could get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revolocard View Post
    She represents the Alexander McCall Smith of "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency," which is pretty big. It's a very small agency and they say they can't take on more than a few clients per year, so they're going to be a really hard sell. They do 60% nonfiction, 40% fiction. Want to work with clients for careers rather than just one book.

    Basically, seems picky, but good if you could get them.

    It must be a *very* small agency, because her address is a residential apartment building.

    Although if she's making good sales, I wouldn't care if my agent was working out of a shoe.
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    It is not unusual for some agents to work out of their homes, particularly if their agency is small.
    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.


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    Has anyone dealt with Erika Recordon at this agency? The website indicates she is building her client list.

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    It's been a while, and I'm hoping for info on recent interactions with Robin Straus?

    Fwiw, Erika Recordon appears to have left - not listed on the website (she's still in QT, but the entry hasn't been updated in a long time). Meanwhile, I came across this: http://www.wordbywordink.com/pages/about.html

    Erika Recordon is a writer and editor with experience in New York’s book publishing industry. She began her career as an intern at Writers House Literary Agency. In the spring of 2006, she joined The Robin Straus Agency as an assistant, and later an associate agent…Erika currently lives and writes in Portland, Oregon…"

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