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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Public Service Announcement for Writers

Absolute Write has published this year's 20 Worst Agents list.

None of these agents has a significant track record of sales to commercial (advance-paying) publishers, and most have virtually no documented and verified sales at all (many sales claimed by these agents turn out to be vanity publishers). All charge clients before a sale is made, whether directly, by charging fees such as reading or administrative fees, or indirectly, for "editing services."

Just remember, if you write a book that you want to see in the bookstores:
in modern, legitimate publishing money should always flow toward you, the writer.

If anything in getting a book published costs you more than it takes to submit your work, you're being scammed.


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