List top Literary AgentsThe most important frahlings
This means that some agents in this review are undervalued and some overvalued.
It should only be the first stage in the investigation of the agents. Overall the number of recorded bookstores has risen to an all-time high. We have no way of knowing if this is really an increment in the number of sells, or just more sells on the Publisher's Marketplace.
However, mid-range unit-selling has risen and declined. This is 43% higher than in 2012, but 8% lower than last year. Also, revenues from yachting are rising and falling. Since 2013, the present turnover has increased by 59%, but is 14% below the previous year. This ranking is derived from sells that have been submitted to Publisher's Marketplace within the last 12M.
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THUMB DOWN AGENCIES LIST
Below is a list of Frahlinguren (not all currently active*) about whom Writer Beware has had the most grievances over the years or which we consider to be the greatest danger for authors due to the documents we have gathered. Pay processing or publication of recommendations - includes placement of customers with eitelitätsverlage, promotion of their own paying editorial staff at customers (a conflicting interest), transmission of customers/potential customers to an external editorial staff who pay bribes for recommendations.
Several of these agents are no more than editorial front lines. Conflict of interest - some agents are jointly owned by editorial departments or publishing houses that are referred to customers, often without disclosure. No, or minimum success - many of these agents have never made a sales to a prepayment company.
Non-standard contractual conditions for Authoring Agents - includes indefinite contractual agreements that claim commission for customers' prospective work, even if the company was not involved in their sale, and charge customers for ordinary operating expenses such as travelling and upkeep. Non-professional practice - such as mailing serial or postcard mailings with editor box to show interest, "bundled" requests (multiple requests in the same envelope), "flash" or scattergun entries (submissions to a couple of tens or more publishing houses at the same time, often without meticulous targeting), "packaging" an entry with useless features such as authors' photographs, covers mock-ups or artwork samples.
Misrepresenting skills or experiences - which include showing that they are responsible for selling scripts despite bad or non-existent success, lie about selling and claim placement with conceit publishing companies as a legitimate business sale. Whilst the agents enumerated here make up a large proportion of the grievances we have had, they are only the tip of the iceberg. 3.
Beware Writers has data from over a hundred dubious agents, both live and dead. The list is updated from year to year as dubious agents sometimes alter their name, become cloned or leave the game. Why do we keep listing those agents that are not currently in operation? Cause dodgy agents often come back under new reputations.
Clark, Mendelson and Scott, whose former reincarnation, American Literary Agents of Washington Inc. The Writers Literary Agency and The Literary Agency Group, formerly SBPRA (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency) / Best Selling Book Rights Agency (Robert Fletcher), which also operates or has operated under the following companies (see Writer Beware's Alert for more of the companies mentioned):