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08-15-2004, 02:45 PM
Is there a site similar to this one that lists book sales and information on agents, etc.?

JakeSchuster aka Ostroff
08-15-2004, 03:52 PM
There are so many book sales every week that these typically can be found only when notable, and usually in Publishers Weekly, a trade magazine.

For my tastes, the best guide to agents, and knowing what they rep and what kind of material they're looking for, there's one reputable guide, Jeff Herman's book. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0871162105/qid=1092603039/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-1853057-0661630?v=glance&s=books)

Queen Uhuru
08-16-2004, 01:42 AM
The Agent Research & Evaluation Service (http://www.agentresearch.com/agent_ver.html) has several pay services but their agent verification service is free. They will tell you if an agent has an established public record and if they've had any negative reports on the agent's business practices.

Queen Uhuru
08-16-2004, 01:48 AM
Also, The Association of Authors' Representatives, Inc (http://www.aar-online.org/index.html) maintains a canon of ethics that all their signatories must adhere to, much like the agents that sign with the Writer's Guild must adhere to their rules.

They do maintain an agent database so it might be well worth your while to visit their website.

Evil Elf the One and Only
08-16-2004, 05:59 AM
Editors and Preditors (http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/) is a good website for impartial reviews of people in the world of book publishing. We use it at the writer's conference I work for, to double-check agents and editors who have been recommended to us as speakers. You can also go to your Account Page here on EZbored and type "Books" into the Forum Find box. Last time I did something like that I think I got twenty different boards.

Queen Uhuru
08-16-2004, 08:30 AM
WritersNet Agent Database (http://www.writers.net/agents.html)

Literary Agents Sites (http://www.funsites.com/ho-write-agents.html)

Writing Corner Agents Database (http://www.writingcorner.com/agents/agent-websites.htm)

"Targetting Agents," an article by Ethan Ellenberg (http://ethanellenberg.com/agents.htm)

Publisher Guidelines Database (http://www.writingfordollars.com/guidelines.cfm)

Writers Write Writer's Guidelines Directory (http://www.writerswrite.com/guidelines/browse.htm)

Writer's Digest Writer's Guidelines Database (http://www.writersdigest.com/guidelines.asp)

Gillyflower Cooms
08-16-2004, 10:02 AM
Thanks, Uhura.

Let's not forget about this one:

p068.ezboard.com/bthekick...andartists (http://p068.ezboard.com/bthekickuhurusassresourceboardforuncensoredwriters andartists)

08-22-2004, 03:42 PM
Thank you very much, Queen Uhuru. I've visited your messageboard too and I know you have thousands of resources you put together for your fellow writers. Anybody who works that hard to help other writers deserves a big thank you.