- Feb 19, 2009
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Has anyone had any dealings with them?
BRANDON & ASSOCIATES literary agents were formed in mid 2007 to help overcome some of the genuine frustration and feeling of helplessness felt by so many writers trying to get their book published.
In particular their feeling that no one cares enough about their work to read it properly. It is our policy at BRANDON & ASSOCIATES to read and reply to all emails within 48 hours whenever possible. Of course it will take us longer to read your whole manuscript but in most case we will give you an answer within 2 to 3 weeks.
BRANDON & ASSOCIATES hope to make the whole process of getting their client’s book published as stress free as possible while securing the best deal for the writer. At all times we shall have our client’s best interest in mind. However, it is a slow process. Writers should be aware that finding the right publisher might take us several months and then the publisher might take up to a year before the book appears in the High Street.
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica] It is our policy at BRANDON & ASSOCIATES to read and reply to all emails within 48 hours whenever possible. Of course it will take us longer to read your whole manuscript but in most cases we will give you an answer within 2 to 3 weeks. However, this approach has proved too sucessful and therefore we regret to say that we are unable to accept any new unsolicited submissions for the foreseeable future. [/FONT]
I'd say the Red Flags are still there. Don't sell yourself short by settling for a less-than-reputable agency.
On the other hand I have very little direct experience with this sort of thing, so I am not sure of the specific dangers in your case. You seem to be going the "well, why not route? What have I got to lose if they do turn out to be a poor agency?" I can't answer that.