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Agent sues sites for “ruining” reputation

July 1, 2008

Lynn Andriani reports the following for PW today:

Literary agent Barbara Bauer is suing 19 bloggers and websites, including Wikipedia, YouTube and AbsoluteWrite.com, claiming they are ruining her reputation, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported yesterday. Online critics call Bauer one of publishing’s “20 Worst Literary Agents,” claiming she charges clients high fees for little work, and is a “scam agent.” Bauer did not return PW’s calls for comment.

Bauer’s web site says the New Jersey literary agent established her firm in 1984, and that she has helped get numerous books by award-winning authors published in multiple languages around the world.

Bauer also sued the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America web site. The case has caught the attention of free-speech groups and online activists.

The two sides are scheduled to argue the motion before a Monmouth County, NJ, judge today.

Good luck with your career, Barbara.

–msg

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3 comments

  1. I’d make a comment about this story, but I might get sued.


  2. Someone must have hit upon the truth.


  3. People wouldn’t complain if she treated them well. How lame is this?



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