Final Draft — Structuring A Literary Agent Agreement

Law360, New York (October 11, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Not all stories have happy endings. See, for example, what happened to the writers who chose the Deering Literary Agency of Nicholasville, Ky., to represent them. Over a period of 13 years, the founder of the agency, Dorothy Deering, persuaded these writers to give her thousands of dollars to edit, publish and promote their books — only six of which, out of the 200 books that Deering contracted to publish, ever made it to print. In the end, Deerring was sentenced to 46 months in prison,...
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