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Old 03-29-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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The Croce Agency (Nicholas Croce)

Has anyone heard of The Croce agency, pres. Nicholas Croce located in NJ? From his website he appears to be a one agent operation taking a wide varity of genres.

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Adding link: http://www.thecroceagency.com/
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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I also am wondering about this place. Anyone have any info or experience to share?
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:37 AM   #4
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I subbed to him a few months back, he asked for a full, I sent it. But in the months after that I sold the book so I sent him an email withdrawing it from submission, didn't hear back from him.
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Just looking at his website - he lists about five clients, but only two seem to have recent books published. The others have manuscripts described, but no publishers named for them.
He does appear to have some background in publishing, and the editor to agent path isn't uncommon. How long has the agency been in business? The Publisher's Marketplace page says 10 years, but it's described here as a new agency, established 2008.

Hmm... One of his authors, Michael East, was previously published (2003) by Authorhouse. No other titles found for that author.
The Rignani book is to be published by a university press, but I don't know if that would require an agent.
Mark Williams's 2007 book was published by HarperCollins, but it's not clear whether it was sold by Croce - it doesn't seem to be the one described on Croce's website (and if the agency was established 2008, this wasn't their sale.)

I dunno. I'd wait on this agent and see what sort of track record he developed.
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:19 PM   #6
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I just received a request for a full from this agent, which I sent. But having read these comments, I have to push him to the bottom of my list.
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I just received a request for a full from this agent, which I sent. But having read these comments, I have to push him to the bottom of my list.
Did you ever hear back from him?
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Writer's Digest H0t Markets lists him as having a publising house. Check it out at:

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Writer's Digest H0t Markets lists him as having a publising house.
Can I ask a dumb question? Is that a red flag, for an agent to also have a publishing house on the side (or vice versa, as the case may be)?
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The WD "Hot Markets" link above is over a year old.

Mr. Croce's agency website lists him as a former editor and publisher.

My guess: he left the publisher to start the agency.

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I just queried Mr. Croce. We'll see what happens.
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I queried and got a polite "not for me" form reply.
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I queried and got a polite "not for me" form reply.
How quickly did he respond?
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How quickly did he respond?
Next day. Queried yesterday despite the warnings on here just to see and got my e-rejection this morning. Good luck!
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I got a rejection email today.
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I noticed the date but was unaware of the "former."
Anyone seen the 2009 WD list of writing forums?
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P&E list him with $
http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pealc.htm

Look at the thread in here http://www.querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=2113
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Thumbs down Caution!!!!!!!!

Caution!!! Agreed to take me on as a client, provided glowing feedback, put me on his website, and then suddently dropped me after "re-evaluating" the manuscript. Work with him at your own risk! Questionable professionalism.

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The WD "Hot Markets" link above is over a year old.

Mr. Croce's agency website lists him as a former editor and publisher.

My guess: he left the publisher to start the agency.

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Yup, in 2007, per his PM page; http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/croce/
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Does anyone have recent experience with this agent? I can't find him on P&E, and many of the above links no longer work. He requested a full from me. Thanks.
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I just saw on Twitter that tonight, Tuesday, at 7:30 PM EST he's having a live webinar on how agents can help authors. https://www.authorlearningcenter.com...8VdNo.facebook

edited to correct the date: The webinar is next Tuesday, the 27th. Sorry!
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PM page is in fact gone, but his website is current.
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