Posted by Shhh on June 25, 2008 at 11:20:46:
In Reply to: Re: Dishonest agents posted by Tim on June 24, 2008 at 12:38:13:
Thank goodness for the internet. If an agent has had any success at all there will be lots of information about them on the internet, both good and bad. Do your research.
: The main thing to watch out for is fees OF ANY KIND. Real agents make their living by selling books to publishers and taking a commission for doing it, not by charging authors up-front fees.
: Hope that helps.
: Tim K
: : I found this statement of the internet:
: : Dishonest agents prey on writers by charging fees. They may also promote their own paid services, often misrepresenting their knowledge and expertise.
: : These agents don't earn their income by selling manuscripts to publishers, but by extracting money from their clients.
: : If this is true, how to tell the honest ones from the dishonest ones?
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