Barbara Bauer is one of Writers Beware 20 Worst Agents, and she was less than happy to be rumbled and exposed for the scammer that she is. Apparently, she called the website host and screamed that her e-mail addy had been posted, which made her the victim of spammers, which made Absolute Write a spammer and the website was guilty by default. Scared little shites, the web host gave Jenna Glatzer of Absolute Write about one hour's notice and then pulled the plug.
The information is posted here:
Bauer's website is a dead give-away. Where a legitimate agent would list clients and their books, she has a list of miscellaneous publishers and publications. Who does she represent? What has she sold? Why, she represents no one who has been published because she has not sold anything to a legitimate publisher. The rookie author might not know that, and so she lurks behind smoke and mirrors, ready to pounce on fresh young meat.
Needless to say, Barbara Bauer would like to hide her scumbag tactics so that she can sucker in more marks, and Absolute Write represented a great danger to her thieving plans. Let us all hope and pray that Jenna can find a new host, someone with balls enough to stand up to the criminals who prey on unsuspecting authors.
Sadly, the damage has been done and the archives may be lost. Just remember, if you are looking for a literary agent, GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND. There are too many smooth operators out there, looking for easy money. Don't become a victim of the Barbara Bauers of the publishing world.
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