"Worst agent" spooks ISP into shutting down author resource site

28 May

Miss Snark reports that Barbara Bauer – one of Writer Beware’s “20 Worst Agents” – phoned up Absolute Write’s ISP and waved the Digital Millennium Copyright Act at them like a loaded shotgun. Bauer claimed that Absolute Write’s publishing her (public) e-mail address in a long-since-amended entry was a criminal act. The ISP panicked and shut down Absolute Write.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! The owner of the ISP, after shutting down Absolute Write based on a bogus threat from a known scam artist, then launched her own writer resource site. That’s class.

Again, that’s Barbara Bauer, one of the 20 Worst Literary Agents according to this list:

* The Abacus Group Literary Agency
* Allred and Allred Literary Agents (refers clients to “book doctor” Victor West of Pacific Literary Services)
* Capital Literary Agency (formerly American Literary Agents of Washington, Inc.)
* Barbara Bauer Literary Agency
* Benedict & Associates (also d/b/a B.A. Literary Agency)
* Sherwood Broome, Inc.
* Desert Rose Literary Agency
* Arthur Fleming Associates
* Finesse Literary Agency (Karen Carr)
* Brock Gannon Literary Agency
* Harris Literary Agency
* The Literary Agency Group, which includes the following:
Children’s Literary Agency
Christian Literary Agency
New York Literary Agency
Poets Literary Agency
The Screenplay Agency
Stylus Literary Agency (formerly ST Literary Agency)
Writers Literary & Publishing Services Company (the editing arm of the above-mentioned agencies)
* Martin-McLean Literary Associates
* Mocknick Productions Literary Agency, Inc.
* B.K. Nelson, Inc.
* The Robins Agency (Cris Robins)
* Michele Rooney Literary Agency (also d/b/a Creative Literary Agency and Simply Nonfiction)
* Southeast Literary Agency
* Mark Sullivan Associates
* West Coast Literary Associates (also d/b/a California Literary Services)

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One Response to “"Worst agent" spooks ISP into shutting down author resource site”

  1. Curtis Anderson June 14, 2007 at 12:39 pm #

    Two years ago I contracted with Sherwood Broome, Inc to have my manuscript published involving $1800. For the last 3 months I have been treated with silence; no phone calls answered, no emails delivered. Does anyone have info to help me out here. I would like to retrieve the materials I am entitled too.

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