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INDEX TO AGENTS, PUBLISHERS, AND OTHERS

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And now for a moment of d'oh!

If you've (ever) emailed me via my profile and not received a response, it was purged without me seeing it. Fixed now (I hope). :Hammer:

I apologize for any inconvenience and/or feelings of neglect.
 

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So are all these reps ones we should be on the look out for as far as scammers? And a lot of these come from Inktip.com right?
 

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Are you asking if everyone listed in the Index is a scammer? No, not at all. It is simply a list of the people and companies that folks have asked about here on AW.
 

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FilmNoir3k said:
So are all these reps ones we should be on the look out for as far as scammers? And a lot of these come from Inktip.com right?

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I figured s/he was abbreviating "representatives". ;)
 

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Question...

I need to know which agents are actively looking for young adult fantasy novels?

This list is amazing, but I have no clue which ones to try.

HELP! J
 

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If you can't lay hands on a copy of Writers' Market or Jeff Herman's Guide, sites like http://www.agentquery.com/ allow you to search by interest, genre, etc.

Be sure to cross-reference any agent (or publisher) you're thinking of querying with the list here, at Preditors & Editors, and with Writer Beware.

Best of luck!
 

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How do I find out the names of agents for books I like?

Some of them have the agent's name in the acknowledgements, but there are several where I can not find who the agent is...

Thanks
 

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thanks i have tried meredith books website but it only has a list of books in their catalog so i didn't make much progress but i will try the google search.
 

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For those keeping score at home, we have 500+ each of agents and pubs, and add about a dozen (of each!) every month.

Real Soon Now, I plan to reduce the dead pubs, etc. to a single line. Maybe like:

Capri Publishing Link 1 Link 2

Any other suggestions while I got 'er open? :idea:
 

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For those keeping score at home, we have 500+ each of agents and pubs, and add about a dozen (of each!) every month.

Real Soon Now, I plan to reduce the dead pubs, etc. to a single line. Maybe like:

Capri Publishing Link 1 Link 2

Any other suggestions while I got 'er open? :idea:
Oooo! Oooo! Free Beer and Wimmen?
 

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Any other suggestions while I got 'er open? :idea:

Here's a nice one that would take a while. What if the titles were edited to indicate whether the thread referred to an agency, publisher, editor, or whatever else is appropriate. For example:

[AGENCY] Laura Langlie Agency
[PUBLISHER] Mardi Gras Publishing

I know some are obvious, like the two above, but some are less so, such as the one titled "Andrea Somberg."

I would be willing to do this, for the record. I wouldn't make a suggestion like that and expect someone else to do the work. :)
 

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I can make the changes, as the threads bubble up to the top.

I'm already editing thread titles from things like "Question About Publisher" to whatever the publisher's name is.

Over time it'll all work out.
 

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Sorry, all I got are Mai Tais and cabana boys. I hear there's a Hooters down the block, tho'. :D

Here's a nice one that would take a while. What if the titles were edited to indicate whether the thread referred to an agency, publisher, editor, or whatever else is appropriate. For example:

[AGENCY] Laura Langlie Agency
[PUBLISHER] Mardi Gras Publishing

I know some are obvious, like the two above, but some are less so, such as the one titled "Andrea Somberg."

I would be willing to do this, for the record. I wouldn't make a suggestion like that and expect someone else to do the work. :)
Heh. If a mod sees fit to do it, more power to 'em.

I can make the changes, as the threads bubble up to the top.

I'm already editing thread titles from things like "Question About Publisher" to whatever the publisher's name is.

Over time it'll all work out.
:Hail:
 

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Sorry, all I got are Mai Tais and cabana boys. I hear there's a Hooters down the block, tho'. :D

Heh. If a mod sees fit to do it, more power to 'em.

:Hail:


Cabana boys...hmmm...Okay I was going to give Godiva chocolate as a thanks for all the hard work.
 

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IMO, there's rarely a need for extra labeling, since hovering one's cursor over a thread will reveal what it's about.
 

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I disagree, CaoPaux. As an example, in the Robert Guinsler thread, hovering over the title gives me, "Hello, first time posting! This is a great site for us writers! I was given a lead and his na"

True, it's not necessary when the name of the agent/publisher is obvious (i.e. Jane Dystel Literary Management,) but in the above situation, it's nice to know at a glance what the thread is discussing.
 

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Presuming Guinsler isn't folded into another Sterling Lord thread, a better title would be "Robert Guinsler at Sterling Lord Agency", or some such.
 

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