View Full Version : Book Doctors Claiming to be Agents

12-21-2011, 08:34 PM
I've come across an article about book doctors who claim to be agents as well. A conflict of interest, I would think.

Opinions, please.


12-21-2011, 08:37 PM
A conflict of interest can be managed. A lot would depend on how they did that, and whether they were actually good at both jobs and did them for the same manuscript or not.

12-21-2011, 09:19 PM
Can you link us to the article?

I think that if anyone says (or implies) "Pay me to fix up your book, and then when it's good enough, I can sell it for you on commission," that person is someone who should be fled at top speed.

I can't tell from your comment if that's what you're talking about.

12-22-2011, 03:34 AM
In the US or UK?
There is a very large difference in the way book doctors are regarded in the UK. I can certainly name you one top class UK agent who also does book doctoring.