Does anyone have any personal experience or information on the Marianne Strong Literary Agency?
Thanks so much.
Thanks so much.
Brits are coming.
Lord Colin Campbell (daddy's 11th Duke of Argyll, mommy's President James Madison's great granddaughter, ex-wife's author Lady Georgie Campbell) and Sir Edmond Harmsworth (son of Viscount Rothermere and Texas heiress mom Mary) joined New Yorker Marianne Strong's literary agency . . .
And, FWIW, the confirmation of the sale from a less breathless source:WITH the imminent ar rival of the Prince of Wales and his new bride the Duchess of Cornwall, New York's Brits have a busy social season coming up. Sure to be making the scene is Lord Colin Campbell, son of Scotland's late 12th Duke of Argyll and an agent with the Marianne Strong Literary Agency in New York. We hear His Lordship will have plenty to talk about at the upcoming soirees. He's working on a series of books based on the 20,000-piece collection of presidential memorabilia assembled by Barry Landau. Campbell, half American and a descendant of Presi dent James Madison, has reportedly struck a deal with HarperCol lins President Jane Friedman to publish the series, which con tains rare menus, guest lists and ephemera dating back to George Washington.
I expect this is one of those cases where they charge a fee Because They Can.Former presidential aide to every president since Lyndon Johnson Barry Landau's three-part series of illustrated books describing his largest private collection of White House and presidential memorabilia, to Phil Friedman at Collins, by Lord Colin Campbell, on behalf of the Marianne Strong Literary Agency.
While I would normally refuse to pay upfront fees, this particular agency might well be an exception. And plenty of agencies these days (if not most) charge for certain "stuff" as she puts it.This is one of the few established agencies that asks for an upfront fee: $100 on contract signing to cover the usual stuff.
What Cathy said.That may be, but if you are good enough to get her as an agent, you are good enough to get to get a good agent who doesn't charge fees. Just sayin'.
So now I've withdrawn the manuscript and don't know if I should have or if I can withdraw my withdrawal or if I should.
Thanks for answering my post, BarbJ. I haven't done anything more re: Mr. Ashlock. I guess i just don't like the payment up front of the office expenses. I should thank the man though, your right about that.
According to email discussions I had with that agency in 2006 and have on file, they changed their contract to eliminate the $100.00 upfront fee and replaced it with an invoiced system that also limited amounts to set costs after such expenses were conducted on the client's behalf. In other words, the clients would be assured that anything they paid would have actually occurred on their behalf. Since then, P&E has had that agency listed with a neutral rating. If anyone has signed on since then and received the contract with the $100 up front, please let me know.