Monday, August 6, 2018

Writer Beware

Sometimes you find something helpful on Twitter. Friday was one those (rare) occasions.

An article posted by Publishers Weekly on August 2 reported a situation involving literary agent, Danielle Smith who, until recently, specialized in children's and YA authors.  Apparently 19 of her clients, most preferring to remain anonymous, have reported that Ms. Smith lied about book deals, submissions, and auctions, among other things.  Once the jig was up, Ms. Smith closed her agency, Lupine Grove Creative.

I feel so badly for these authors.  What a betrayal! The fact that so many preferred to remain anonymous says a lot about traditional publishing, much of it pretty dismal.

Click HERE to read the article.

Be careful out there, my friends.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's terrible! Now those authors have to start all over again.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

After self publishing 32 novels...I have a contemporary mapped in my head I was thinking about querying. You remind me why I've stayed away so long.

Murees Dupè said...

Oh no! That is terrible. I feel for those authors. It seems this is happening more and more. I hope she doesn't get away with it.

CA Heaven said...

That's no good.

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