- Feb 22, 2005
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Just wondering if anyone has heard/worked with this agency before. Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks
RobertF said:Anybody here try to get to a literary agent that will actually talk to a new author? It doesn't happen.
kayscats20 said:Robert, who will read manuscripts by an unknown author, help them get established without trying to take their last dollar plus any more they can get out of them? I have not found one that does not want money first. What happened to helping these new authors by reading their manuscripts, accepting those with potential and letting them pay the literary agency after their book actually hits the market? There are many of us who do not have funds, but if we did, we could have our own books printed and bound without the literary agency's or the publishers help. Instead of everyone bickering, please show us where the reputable literary agents are and the publishers.
Most authors probably won't respond to a question like this--I know I don't--for fear that the person will then contact the agent and say the author recommended them.MadScientistMatt said:2. Pick an author you like who writes the same sort of books you publish. Contact this author and ask who their agent is.
To be extremely fair . . . certified is just an add-on, and can be applied to first-class mail as well as Priority, etc. It's still unusual for a first-class letter to take a week to get somewhere, of course . . .James D. Macdonald said:Oh, dear. A certified letter that's taken more than a week to deliver?
RobertF said:We are beginning a series of lawsuits against her and other bulletin board moderators and posters. A literary agent must be facile in their use of lawyers. We keep 'em on retainer.
The Broward County law firm of Glantz & Glantz represents 32,000 families in South Florida - up from 6,000 in 1996, according to Ronald Glantz. The firm has 38 lawyers.
Most of the business is done over the phone. Once a client calls, he or she normally receives a return call the same day from a lawyer who specializes in the subject.
When a client wants to meet with an attorney face to face, but it's not feasible geographically for Glantz & Glantz, the firm will hire a lawyer in the member's area.
At least one Tampa lawyer says legal insurance is a good thing - to an extent.
"It helps deliver a good commodity at a fair price," said Bill Jung, who handles both criminal and civil litigation. "But it's a bad idea if you need sophisticated legal representation."
Jung said he once represented clients who had legal insurance but whose lawyer had little to no experience dealing with federal cases.
"(Handling cases in federal court) is like high-wire stuff with no net," Jung said. "It's an excellent program for the generalist. A disaster if you need a specialist."
If they do know what they are doing, "more power to them," Jung said.
But he warned: "It's kind of like HMOs. You better make sure your HMO has a good cardiologist if you need to see one for your bad heart."