Thursday, May 25, 2006

Barbara Bauer - Scam Artist

There are literary agents out there, and then there are scam artists.

Barbara Bauer is one of them.

Absolute Write was a long standing writers' forum who over the years, received a number of complaints about certain "agencies" who promised authors publication in exchange for reading fees. (Note to all writers: NO respectable Lit Agent should EVER ask for money up front).

They helpfully compiled a list of 20 worst "Preditors and Editors." Barbara Bauer complained, called the server for Absolute Write said that they were libeling her.

Miss Snark explains here why Barbara Bauer is a scam artist. (And although Miss Snark is an anonymous agent blogger, she is well-known and respected in by numerous, named and known publishing people who blog online.) Barbara Bauer had also tried to get Teresa Nielsen Hayden, of Making Light and of Tor, fired (Read the whole story here).

So I am joining Miss Snark's and Jim Hines's efforts to Googlebomb Barbara Bauer by linking to these sites and reposting the list of

20 Worst Agents

* 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)


If you ever get contacted by one of these agencies, stay away. FAR AWAY.

8 Comments:

At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it turns out that Barbara Bauer proved her PH.D. and her sales in court, but SFWA was a scam and their lawyer Charles Petit was suspended in Illinois. Boy are Victoria Strauss and Ann C Crispin a bunch of scam artists telling all those lies. Writers are fools to read their crap.

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a writer in Texas and I was scammed by Jenna Glatzer. She is a disgrace to my professional career.
Jack Smith

 
At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a list of scam artists:
Jenna Glatzer
Charles Petit
Jim Hines
Miss Snark
Janet Reid
Kristen Nelson
Peter Rubie
Ann C Crispin
Stephan Spencer
Shweta Narayan

And that is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to see a whole list, look up the SFWA(Science Fiction and Fantasy) web site, only be forewarned that if you go there you will be attacked by Malware. The warning is on the Write Agenda web site.

 
At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jenna Glatzer is a cyber bully who googlebombs people she is jealous of.

 
At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently this fake blog dies when Miss AC Crispin died. No one is watching because Crispin created a sh*t load of fake peopole along with her cohort Vicktoria Strauss to cyberbully and harass Barbara Bauer, Where are you now ALAU":?? You are as fake as the first post AC crispin ever made defaming anyone on the internet. And Crispin, Straus and Glatzer, it is well known are and were Writers Digest and aol employees trying to drive traffic to their blogs and sites. Glatzer created a ton of people who were fake CAO PAUX, Gillooly to name just a couple on ABSOLUTE WRITE. Tgheir attorney Charles Peitt had his licence to proactcice law taken away in ILlinois. He cheated the Steinbeck estate with dishonesty and he was their attorney HA HAThey are the most dishonest writers on the planet.

 
At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Victoria STrauss and Jenna Glatzer are LOSERS

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those at Google responsible for holding this blog for so long to harass Barbara Bauer, may the good Lord find a special place for you in hell.

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lies of SFWA,Writer Beware, Absolute Write and Preditors and Editors are old news. Just a lot of lies to drive traffic to their sites.

 

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