The Robins Agency

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TL Stauffer

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Jul 11, 2001, 11:07:50 AM7/11/01
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I was curious if anyone here had any dealings with the Robins Agency? They
claim to work with the 'big 7' in New York; but, when I looked at their
clients' list of works, the publishers were not listed. They offer an
editorial service, which might be on the up and up at $6 a page. I didn't
think agents were in the business of editing, but I am just now trying to
get published myself. Any responses are appreciated.

David M. Harris

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Jul 11, 2001, 6:14:16 PM7/11/01
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Any agency that operates an editing service is not legitimate.

dmh

James Rau

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Jul 11, 2001, 10:19:15 PM7/11/01
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Legitimate agents/agencies make money by selling books to publishers.
They DO NOT offer editorial services.

James Rau


Anncrispin

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Jul 12, 2001, 10:36:47 AM7/12/01
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Writer Beware has had numerous complaints from authors about the Robins Agency.

Cris Robins has NO verified sales to advance and royalty paying publishers.

They are charging huge fees at this point, and conducting all business via
telephone...presumably to avoid leaving a paper trail.

What does this tell you?

-Ann C. Crispin

JAH

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Jul 12, 2001, 3:16:04 PM7/12/01
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On 12 Jul 2001 14:36:47 GMT, anncr...@aol.com (Anncrispin) wrote:

>Writer Beware has had numerous complaints from authors about the Robins Agency.
>
>Cris Robins has NO verified sales to advance and royalty paying publishers.
>
>They are charging huge fees at this point, and conducting all business via
>telephone...presumably to avoid leaving a paper trail.
>

Ann - you mean they're getting their payments via the phone? Nothing
by postal mail? That is sneaky as hell.

JAH

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Anncrispin

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Jul 12, 2001, 5:11:08 PM7/12/01
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Jayne, I presume they're still cashing writers' checks (that's what they're
best at) but all evaluations, come-ons, solicitations, etc, are all done by
Cris Robins and her staff calling authors on the phone.

-Ann C. Crispin

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