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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #75 on: January 19, 2006, 01:18:40 PM »
I agree with Ookla.  Ralan.com is almost as useful as the Writers Markets, and the information is a lot more recent.

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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #76 on: January 19, 2006, 02:18:01 PM »
Hey--I'm thinking about doing the UVSC thing, but they don't have any info on when it runs--as in the time of day.  Those of you more in the know, care to tell me what the schedule is usually like?  Much appreciative.

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« Reply #77 on: January 19, 2006, 11:35:02 PM »
Let's see. The first day you register, and then they have the big name author speak at a combined opening meeting. In the middle of the day you break for lunch, and after lunch before the classes start they have the booksignings. Otherwise, the entire time is composed of classes--good, informative, organized classes with one or two people presenting them. They tend to have a class for writers, one for librarians, one for illustrators, etc. in the same hour. Oh, and the visiting editor always seems to have a class/question and answer session in the two-day period. So you pick what class looks of interest to you and you go to it. Each hour I always found at least one class I wanted, often two, and would split up with my friends and they'd take notes in one and I'd take notes in the other. So, yeah, you go to classes most of the time. Then it all ends around 4. And you have to make an effort to network in between, if you want to.

Something new they are doing this year is having a critique group on Thursday night. Read this link and look under "Peer Critique Group" to get the details. This is new so I have no idea how effective it is. I'll probably check it out, though.  
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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #78 on: January 20, 2006, 03:04:22 AM »
Thanks for the info--I think I might do this.  Can't beat it for the $.

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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #79 on: January 20, 2006, 03:45:20 AM »
Same here! Thanks for mentioning it!
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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #80 on: January 30, 2006, 02:43:47 AM »
Wow!  This forum folder has really taken off since the last time I left a reply.  

I was wondering.  A question for EUOL and anyone else who might know:  How much does your agent, Mr. Blimes, charge, both domestically and internationally?
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« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2006, 03:38:27 PM »
I think (but could be wrong) Joshua Bilmes takes 15%...it's a fairly standard rate, though Scott Card in his How-To Write SF book said never give more than 10%...Dave Wolverton/Farland said that the good agents will earn you back that extra 5% in foreign rights, and that has certainly happened for Brandon. Then there are people like Lee Modesitt who I believe said he doesn't have an agent except for ancillary rights issues.
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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #82 on: February 01, 2006, 05:11:59 AM »
There was a time when 10% was standard.  Then, slowly, the agents started to push that number up.  When Mr. Card wrote his book, the authors were fighting this creep, and he was right--giving away more than 10% wasn't necessary.

For various reasons, however, 15% has become the standard.  Joshua only upgraded to this a few years ago.  Now, it's pretty hard to find one that takes less than 15, especially on a new author.
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« Reply #83 on: February 08, 2006, 07:32:36 AM »
Sorry.  I should have made myself more clear.  The foreign rates.  Those seem to differ greatly, usually its 20-25 percent.  But I've seen it for as little as 15 and as much as 30 and I was wondering where Mr. Blimes internationally.
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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #84 on: February 08, 2006, 12:41:01 PM »
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« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2006, 09:05:02 AM »
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Thanks for pointing that out, Ookla.  I mispelled it.  Twice.
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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #86 on: February 11, 2006, 07:35:59 AM »
20%, Lantern.  10 for Joshua, 10 for the other agent.
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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #87 on: February 11, 2006, 02:24:44 PM »
Thank you very much! ┬áThat's awesome.  Everyone's been very helpful.
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« Reply #88 on: February 11, 2006, 02:31:56 PM »
Oh? So Joshua has agent contacts in these other countries who approach the publishers?
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Re: Agents and Editors
« Reply #89 on: February 11, 2006, 04:04:16 PM »
I know that's the case in Japan Ookla.
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