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Old 11-29-2007, 04:29 AM   #201
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:58 PM   #202
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:43 AM   #203
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Just looking at the Publishers that Uwe contracts with, "World". Is that correct and who are they?


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Old 12-28-2007, 06:13 PM   #204
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"World" means he sold world print rights. It is not a publisher.
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I got rejected by Triada in AN HOUR! He holds the all time record among all the literary agents for the fastest reply. But he was polite and responsive so I have no complaints.
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Uwe is very nice, and business-like, which I appreciate even though we are not working together.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:35 AM   #207
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I got rejected by Triada in AN HOUR! He holds the all time record among all the literary agents for the fastest reply. But he was polite and responsive so I have no complaints.
Mine's Nathan Bradsford, as of today.

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Old 01-10-2008, 04:35 AM   #208
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Now that he's not my agent, thought I'd post here with my experience with this guy. In all ways Uwe was very nice. He read my entire manuscript and wrote me a handwritten, detailed half-page about what he liked about it. And then he said he would have signed me instantly if I had contacted him six months earlier, but that he was no longer taking my type of story. Which of course left me thinking, then why did he read it? But he invited me to send him any future projects. I have another agent now, but I kept the note from Uwe because it was so nice and encouraging. I got my manuscript back, too, and it was quite obvious he had gotten all the way through.

I also appreciated the fact that he got back to me in a very timely manner, so I wasn't left hanging for months and months.
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Uwe is my agent, and he's been wonderful through any process that we've been assoicated with. He ranked 8th in overall sales for 2007, with some very big tickets and celeb clients. He now has a sub-agent, who specializes in non-fiction and who is giving him a hand. He never fails to get back to me the next day, update me frequently, and show aggresive behavoir when making submissions. I can attest that he reads every sub carefully, and always has something to say, good, bad or indifferent.

I might add that he just recieved the honor of being awarded soccer coach of the year in Pennsylvania, and taking the state championship. He's now on the roster for National Coach of Year, which is indeed an honor. The ethic and winning attitude that he's seared on the minds of his players, is the same attitude he instills in his literary clients.

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Old 01-10-2008, 10:28 PM   #210
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Inspiring, triceretops!!

Uwe sounds like a wonderful agent, a great soccer coach and an exceptional human being!

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Old 03-13-2008, 09:47 AM   #211
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I have a question---

You know how it's a good idea to say something to show you've researched the agent, etc. ? Well, what is the general opinion of saying something like you've heard such great things about them on writer's message boards? (Naming the board or not?) Just curious. I've always come close to saying something like that, but have never put it in.

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:36 PM   #212
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It never hurts, as long as you don't go overboard and take it to the realm of pandering. Certainly some agent's deserve a certain amount of praise because they are so highly rated by authors and their peers. If they've made substantial accomplishments that are impressive, you can mention them in passing. No harm done.

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Old 03-18-2008, 02:45 AM   #213
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I queried Uwe yesterday and got a request for a partial this morning. I write urban fantasy.
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Good luck, Karen. Uwe is receptive to urban fantasy and paranormal thriller/romance, much more so than anything else right now. I do know that he has gotten extremely picky. So glad you got the partial response. He's wonderful.

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Old 03-18-2008, 06:31 AM   #215
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Thanks, Tri. I use QueryTracker to keep track of my queries and when I looked up Uwe, there hadn't been a single positive response to the fantasy queries recorded, so I got to be first. It feels good. Now we'll just see how things pan out from here.
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I emailed a query and heard back in a few hours. He seemed very polite and enthusiastic and asked for the full ms. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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I just want to put down my two cents. Uwe was really professional and nice when I queried him. He asked for a full and sadly ended up passing but during our correspondence he was incredibly respectful and communicative.
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I just received an email from Uwe...he's now a member of AAR.
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Excellent! I plan to query when The Yearbook is finished. He was so positive with his rejection of Bad Ice, which will be released next week by Champagne Books.
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I am officially represented by Uwe now

While I was on vacation two weeks ago, I sent out a query for every thousand words I wrote on my new WIP (and then a few more when I felt like it). I sent one to him on Monday and got a request for a snail mail full within two hours. Since I was away from paper, printer, and envelopes, I had to have a friend print it out and send it to him Tuesday morning. He offered representation that Saturday before I started my drive home. From query to offer was shorter than my one-week vacation, and that included the time the ms was in the mail.

He seems very nice, very professional, and very excited about Love Sucks.
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Congrats, Sage! Nice to have you aboard. He is very swift--no lag time. Your editing/prep and agent submissions will be just as swift and precise. Be sure to huddle with Uwe and suggest any houses that you think might be appropriet for inclusion in the first round. He evaluates and considers.

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While I was on vacation two weeks ago, I sent out a query for every thousand words I wrote on my new WIP (and then a few more when I felt like it). I sent one to him on Monday and got a request for a snail mail full within two hours. Since I was away from paper, printer, and envelopes, I had to have a friend print it out and send it to him Tuesday morning. He offered representation that Saturday before I started my drive home. From query to offer was shorter than my one-week vacation, and that included the time the ms was in the mail.

He seems very nice, very professional, and very excited about Love Sucks.
Indeed, congrats!
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I can't find any information on this-- has this agent sold any fiction yet? I see he's interested in it, but don't see any fiction sales as of now, just the nonfiction. (I know there's a first time for everything when an agent is branching out, just wondering.) Thanks in advance for any info.
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