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[Agency] Veritas Media, Inc. (Samuel Pinkus)

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Has anyone any dealings with Veritas Media?
Here's the link in QT for Samuel L. Pinkus: http://www.querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=264
Previous reference in Abswrt Forum: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28818&highlight=samuel+pinkus
P&E list him as "believe to be an agent" :-O: http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/peals.htm
No hits on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=samuel+pinkus
In this link it states that Samuel L.Pinkus is an Associate member McIntosh and Otis:
http://www.publication.com/aylad/aaragent3.htm

So this brings the question of Veritas Media. Is it defunct?
 

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Going by his AQ page, Veritas is the current agency. It's a moot point, though, given that he's not accepting unsolicited queries.
 

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Harper Lee sues her agent

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, but I haven't seen it.

According to the lawsuit, in 2007 Pinkus "engaged in a scheme to dupe" Lee into assigning the novel's copyright without any payment and had since failed to respond to licence requests.

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It is also alleged that Pinkus failed to respond to offers on e-book rights and a request for assistance related to the book's 50th anniversary.

Link.
 

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Yes, I saw that. May he fester and rot while his house [company] falls about his ears.

I hope Pinkus's every client examines his/her contract, seeks remediation where necessary and appropriate, and leaves his sorry ass.
 

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I think this is definitely a BEWARE agency.

Pinkus sucks balls. Seriously. Harper Lee is a living American Icon.
 

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The Guardian article I linked to makes me wonder if Pinkus is even an agent. As far as I can tell, he just took over his father-in-law's client list. At this stage I'm not sure if it's villainy or total incompetence, although it looks very much like the former, but either way he's not working in his clients' best interests.
 

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At this stage I'm not sure if it's villainy or total incompetence, although it looks very much like the former, but either way he's not working in his clients' best interests.
The two aren't mutually exclusive, of course.
 

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If anyone was wondering, suit was settled late '13. No further activity for Veritas/Pinkus, and corp. dissolved '16.
 

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