How to Get Yourself Blacklisted by Agents

Hi all,

thought I’d share the below post as it highlights the easiest way for an author to get him or herself blacklisted by agents in this age of the internet.

So unprofessional and very insulting to the agents in question.

It’s worth reading.

Rebecca

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A man named David Benjamin was unhappy an agent rejected him. He wrote a bitter blog post.

I’m providing this because I want you to know that people like this exist. Agents frequently have to protect themselves from this kind of abuse. The industry is small and agents pass this kind of thing on to each other. Note that this is not his first bitter post about an agent who rejected him.

I’ve provided the 3 screen-caps of his short blog post and 3 screen caps of the 6 comments, taken at 11am, July 27, 2016.

A link to his original post is provided at the bottom of this post.

Warning to others blacklist david benjamin blog post screen cap 1Warning to others blacklist david benjamin blog post screen cap 2Warning to others blacklist david benjamin blog post screen cap 3Warning to others blacklist david benjamin blog post screen cap 4Warning to others blacklist david benjamin blog post screen cap 5Warning to others blacklist david benjamin blog post screen cap 6

Original post is on his blog here.

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8 thoughts on “How to Get Yourself Blacklisted by Agents

  1. Totally unbelievable!
    As Lou asked, is this posting by him real? David Benjamin’s tirade has all the makings of a sad, sad and sick joke.
    A brilliant example of how NOT to go about it.
    The poor agent!
    Until and unless you learn manners and basic decency we cannot and will not help you, sir!
    Perhaps that is the only lesson.
    Thanks for sharing, Rebecca!

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      1. I laughed hysterically the first time because I thought it was a fake post making fun of how authors all think they’re unappreciated geniuses. But then I read a few of his other entries and realised it was no joke. He put their pictures up!!! I was horrified once it dawned on me it was no mockblog

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