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06-09-2006, 06:40 PM
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Waterside Productions

One of their agents asked for my current ms and sent their standard agreement.

I searched all the usual places and can find no info on them, good or bad. They're a non-fiction house looking to branch into fiction.

Does anyone know anything? I"m holding till I learn more.

(Although, holy crow, this is the first time I've received anything other than a form rejection. And I have read the horror stories here of agents who reject after we get our hopes up.)

Thanks, all.
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06-09-2006, 06:43 PM
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They're one of the two main agencies for consumer technical books.
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06-09-2006, 07:16 PM
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(ETA: I'm leaving this post so Medievalist's following post makes sense, but please disregard this one entirely; I was under the erroneous impression we were talking about a publisher.)

I'd add one caveat, though, which is that it's common for certain types of nonfiction publishers (especially for computer books and the like) to pay royalties on net. They may, when adding fiction, want to pay on net there, too. Carefully consider whether you want to agree to that.
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The royalty isn't set by agents but by publishers.

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Quote:
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Waterside is an agency
::headdesk:: I feel really, really dumb. I can't believe I missed that very important tidbit of info. Argh. I'd like to think that brainfart was a result of my allergy meds putting me to sleep.
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::headdesk:: I feel really, really dumb. I can't believe I missed that very important tidbit of info. Argh. I'd like to think that brainfart was a result of my allergy meds putting me to sleep.
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06-10-2006, 07:59 AM
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Thanks, everyone.
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Things have apparently changed at Waterside.
 
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Yeah.
 
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I've been a client of Waterside Productions since 2004. (Waterside represents me for nonfiction titles; I have a different agent for my fiction.) I've published three nonfiction books so far this year and just agreed on terms for another. I've never had any problems with this agency.
 

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Thanks for posting this! I've been looking for newer agents :)
 

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Thanks for posting this! I'm going to be querying soon, so it's very timely. :)
 

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Hey neener! Just followed you back! :) Thanks!

Nitti Newtfinger! Hey! I'm glad the interview was timely for you! Good luck with the query!

The Kid, hi! No problem, I'm glad you stopped by!

Hey Becca! She DOES! Doesn't she? ;)
 

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Very nice inteview. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Brain must be splitting. Read the article and the posting last night. Forgot to say thank-you.


So.. thank-you for the article, Chimita. :)

The piece I'm working on might also fall in her range when it's ready. But I'm a ways off from that yet. So *crosses fingers* keeping this bookmarked!
 

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J.M. Nelson, You're very welcome!

If you're ready to query in April, you might want to check out my blog, because I'll be having a contest with some agents :)
 

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