Ethical Vs. Effective

May 25th, 2011

I popped in to today’s YAlitchat, and read one anonymous poster’s theory that agents can be ethical or effective, but not both. Now, that was less than an hour ago, and that user no longer exists on Twitter, so possibly they were just there to brew a little ha ha. But it raised a point […]

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Ask Daphne! Is this for real?

April 13th, 2009

Bizarre shoes for Ryan, who writes: Hey, I don’t know what to do here. This guy is asking to see my MS, he has published six books, and says he runs the publishing company that published the books. His name is [Redacted], but…we’ll he’s not really an Agent, and I guess he’s sort of a […]

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Ask Daphne! What about fees?

June 23rd, 2008
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Some super expensive shoes for Susan, who writes, “I recently received an e-mail from an agent who said she would like to represent my book. But she also pitched her writing workshops to me. When I said that I wasn’t sure I could commit to her workshop, but had already hired an editor who is well-known in the subject of my book, this agent replied that she can also help me with edits on a one-on-one basis–for a fee. Do you think this is a conflict of interest: representing my book and being my editor for a fee?”

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