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Hi! I am still looking for a literary agent to help me publish my book. What do you guys think of this one?

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July 19, 2019 / By Evonne
Question: I found this agency on the net called binnacle press. It's an Irish agency that helps writers of fiction publish their work. Do u think it's a credible agency. I've met up with many agencies which are all trying to rip people off. Pls help! Thanks in advance! Tata!
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Columbine Columbine | 5 days ago
ickarus, this doesn't appear to be a real press at all. They have no books in print under their name. Search the ones they're selling at Amazon or Barnes & Noble's website and they're not the publisher of record--but all the publishers of record are vanity presses where the author pays to publish. Binnacle doesn't appear to help, unless you need your hand guided to write a check. What are you doing when you seek a literary agent? Are you checking out their sales record and reputation before you query? Confirming that their sales are recent and to legitimate publishers you've heard of? Verifying that those books are in stores, not just available through ordering? As the author, the ball's in your court. Do your homework and you can avoid all contact with so-called agents who don't really sell books to publishers but prey on inexperienced writers eager for publication.
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Columbine Originally Answered: Anyone know a good gift book publisher or literary agent?
moolicious, You never go straight to a publisher unless they have a website or other instructions that say they take unsolicited manuscripts. Your hard work will go right into what they call a 'slush pile.' You don't want that. Get yourself a copy of Writer's Market 2008. In there you'll find a list of literary agents who take the genre your are writing in. There are lit agents who also take query letters via email. Get yourself a book on writing query letters. You'll need to format it properly and make it look professional. It should never be more than 1-1/2 pages long. Two max. It should also be free of any type of errors. This is an automatic reject before you even get started. It sure sounds to me like you've done some of this before, due to the mentioning of photography. You sound pretty knowledgeable in some of these areas. Once you've interested a literary agent with your work and he/she finds a publisher for you, they will take care of the rest. Photo's and all. I'm almost positive. Plus, the lit will be in contact with you throughout the process. I wish you a world of luck.... PJ M
Columbine Originally Answered: Anyone know a good gift book publisher or literary agent?
I think a lot of the answers on here are a bit harsh. The writing and publishing world is NOT an exact science. If your writing is really good then you may well get taken on by an agent or publisher because they think you have potential. And word count varies so much for different genres as well. For example my husband has written a children's book for 7/8 year olds, that has a word count of just under 11,000 words. He has self-published it and sold a small amount. He now has a reputable agent looking to represent him who is pitching his book to children's publishers. It still doesn't mean he will get a deal, but the agent is taking a punt on him because he is good and also because he has lots of ideas. He is really lucky because he is being mentored by a local author who really likes his work. And this is where getting involved in local writing groups will help. My husband does readings at schools and community events. This all helps build up his profile. You could do similar things with your books. I have had a look at your website and read some excerpts from your books. They look really lovely, quirky and different. You are obviously very passionate about what you do, so keep on trying and I really hope you succeed.
Columbine Originally Answered: Anyone know a good gift book publisher or literary agent?
I don't know of any gift-book publishers offhand, but you should just go to the bookstore, pick up some gift books, and see who published them. In any case, you should go with an agent. Most houses will not accept unsolicited manuscripts, and the likelihood of your work being accepted otherwise would be slim. As for the artwork, it really depends on what the book is about and what kind of artwork you are looking for. If you would like to have illustrations drawn for it, the publisher will find an illustrator for the book. Much like a children's picture book, an editor will read a manuscript and decide which artist best fits the text. If you are looking to use photography for your book and you will not be using your own photographs, the author is responsible for acquiring the photographs. And, yes, you will have to pay for the permissions and rights for the photography. Your best and cheapest option would be to take the photographs yourself. Depending on your subject matter, you can try the Library of Congress or the National Archives, who may have photographs that you can use, with permission and a nominal fee. Best of luck!

Bernice Bernice
I've got the same dilemma. I don't know who's credible and who's not. You have to be very cautious of any over sea's organizations or website companies. Whatever you do. STAY AWAY FROM AMAZON.COM GOOD LUCK.
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Bernice Originally Answered: If I drop my literary agent.? *please, serious answers only from people in literary business*?
I would definitely leave this agent. I understand you may feel a little loyalty because he got you a 2-book deal, but your gut feeling is correct. He lied to you and that's just not cool. If he had shopped your ms to other publishers in addition to the one that gave you the deal, he could have gotten a bigger advance or a 3 book deal. There could have been a bidding war! Who knows? In any case, it looked like he wanted a quick sale and not what was more important to you in the long run. You can dip your toe in the water without severing your relationship first. You just can't sign with anyone else without first breaking your contract with him. So, why don't you contact a few other agents and see what the response is? Make a list of 10 agents you'd love to have, e-query them, and see what happens. Assuming your 2-book deal was with a big NY publisher, you should have a much easier time getting another agent with book 3 than you did with book 1. If it was a small publisher, then it'll probably be just as hard, but you did it once, you can do it again. Firing an agent is a tough conversation, but in the end... you have to do what's best for you and your career. Good luck. :)
Bernice Originally Answered: If I drop my literary agent.? *please, serious answers only from people in literary business*?
I think you need to have a serious chat with your agent. Were you pleased with your contract for the first two books? If all that worked out well, then you shouldn't have a problem finding another agent. I'd be skeptical too about a publisher saying they're willing to sign right away. Did they market your book well? Were you pleased with the end product? I'm not sure you caught your agent in a lie... it could be he simply forgot the details of what he'd done before. But I'd like to know more about the publishing deal. This isn't a self-publishing or print-on-demand deal, is it? If so... start looking for another agent. God bless, Diana

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