• Guest please check The Index before starting a thread.

[Agency] The Authors' Clearinghouse

editing_for_authors
Editing for authors: because every writer needs a good editor.

waylander

Who's going for a beer?
Super Member
Registered
Joined
Oct 24, 2005
Messages
7,144
Reaction score
763
Age
63
Location
London, UK
Anyone know anything about The Authors' Clearinghouse (www.literaryclearinghouse.com/) and their president Jane Johnson. They claim to have been in business as literary agents for 14 years. No mention of their clients or recent sales on the site.
 

CaoPaux

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Super Moderator
Moderator
Super Member
Registered
Joined
Feb 12, 2005
Messages
13,737
Reaction score
1,585
Location
Coastal Desert
Well...it strikes me as way odd that an agency stressing author promotion doesn't even list authors' names in the book store. The few books I tracked are old and/or with very small presses (likely not needing an agent to sell). Unless you can get them to divulge some whizbang/recent sales, I'd pass. :Shrug:
 

CaoPaux

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Super Moderator
Moderator
Super Member
Registered
Joined
Feb 12, 2005
Messages
13,737
Reaction score
1,585
Location
Coastal Desert
waylander said:
yeah - this is where I found them. There's a whole load of agents there I've never heard of mixed in with some very reputable players.
That's cuz all one needs to sign up there is an email address. WN is the worst place to look for an agent, IMHO. Well, maybe tied with Google ads. ;)
 

waylander

Who's going for a beer?
Super Member
Registered
Joined
Oct 24, 2005
Messages
7,144
Reaction score
763
Age
63
Location
London, UK
There's a couple of UK agents listed there as handling fantasy and I've never heard of these people - trust me I would know if they were players.
 

victoriastrauss

Writer Beware Goddess
Kind Benefactor
Absolute Sage
Super Member
Registered
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Messages
6,701
Reaction score
1,286
Location
Far from the madding crowd
Website
www.victoriastrauss.com
I agree with Cao. Writers Net (like most online agent resources) is not a good place to look. Successful agents are listed there, but because it's a database where anyone can enter info, there's a huge number of marginal, amateur, and questionable agents as well.

- Victoria
 

Chanelley

Super Member
Registered
Joined
Dec 30, 2008
Messages
2,967
Reaction score
316
Scam - they charge big money to edit your book. They asked for my full, and I emailed them asking if they charged fees and they said you need to pay to get your work edited. Stay far away.
 

CaoPaux

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Super Moderator
Moderator
Super Member
Registered
Joined
Feb 12, 2005
Messages
13,737
Reaction score
1,585
Location
Coastal Desert
Let's just say that, when an agency has a Payment for Services page, odds are their focus isn't selling your book to publishers.
 

CaoPaux

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Super Moderator
Moderator
Super Member
Registered
Joined
Feb 12, 2005
Messages
13,737
Reaction score
1,585
Location
Coastal Desert
Site's gone. No social media activity. Anyone have recent contact?
 

Happy Thanksgiving

Autumn image for Thanksgiving