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    Quote Originally Posted by seun View Post
    It did sound like bollocks when I read it but thought I'd still ask. Wish I hadn't wasted the time, now.
    At least you didn't throw away any of your hard-earned money.
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    The AI woman is really unnerving. I asked about recent sales, and she told me about how they used to give out that information but a 'lynch mob' of editors and clients came after them.
    I said 'That sounds like a fabulation.'
    She said 'It sounds like it to me, too.'
    Then she blinked repeatedly. I hear that's a sign of shiftiness - nice of them to have programmed that in.
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    She might be flirting...
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    LOL, at least they are up front about the fees. ...
    http://www.mocknick.com/id16.html
    We do not charge a reading fee, but have a contract fee of $450 if we take you on as a
    client. This is due upon signing of the contract. It can be paid by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal.

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    A contract fee? $450? Guess what. It doesn't cost anywhere near $1.23 per day to rep a client. Maybe a few years ago, we spent money on mailing and copying, but now that the majority of publishers take material by email, the costs have gone down so much that Gloria and I are looking for tax write-offs, other than postage and printing.

    Does this guy give his clients a printout of individual costs? Be interesting to see.

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    Well, nearly five years after the last post on this thread, I can tell you Dave is still charging that $450 for expenses.

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    Mocknick's fees have gone up to $500.

    Check out his website--it now features a series of homemade videos that appear to star a sex doll. (No, I am not making that up.)

    - Victoria

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    Arielle is the virtual hostess. Her job is to give us information on the agency and the literary business in general, or so it says in the first video. Then she cried, sat for two frames wearing sunglasses indoors, fell down, and had another sex doll pull a rifle on her.

    Which part of that was my five hundred smackers for? Is it explained later? 'Cos I was done.

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    All is explained in this video.
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    That is...disturbing.

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    I am utterly disturbed by this. I fear I may even have nightmares.

    Not only does this "Lit Agency" charge fees but trying to promote their agency with the use of a sex doll... has bad news written all over it.

    I almost wish other agents would comment on such tactics being used here, Curious what real professionals think lol
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    Because of the video alone I would avoid this agency like the plague.
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    "...while pitching an unknown to a skiddish industry requires much more."

    Do you suppose he meant "skittish"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    "...while pitching an unknown to a skiddish industry ...
    Moral of the story: Soy yogurt is evil and don't cross picketlines. -Twizzle

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    "...while pitching an unknown to a skiddish industry requires much more."

    Do you suppose he meant "skittish"?
    Who knows? Maybe he was referring to the state of their underpants?


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    That virtual hostess is creepy and extremely unattractive.

    *Shudder*

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    If having a sex-doll (sorry... stunt doll) as your public face wasn't bad enough - this is a guy who is trying to sell his own script (starring the doll) via Inktip.

    If that's his strategy as a literary agent then his clients are in real trouble.

    Do people seriously fall for this kind of stuff ?

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    Thanks so much for the link to this guy's site. I had to double-check here because I totally thought it was a joke. I haven't laughed that hard in ages. Surely, surely those videos are enough to drive people AWAY from this dude?

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    He really should have named the doll Miranda.
    "This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianm View Post
    He really should have named the doll Miranda.
    Screw the new blog, I've resurrected my old blog: Writerly Stuff.

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    Oh. Dear. Glad I'd finished my cup of tea. I may need something stronger now, though.

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