He gives advice and even sometimes asks for advice. He’s not as snarky as Miss Snark. Of course, Miss Snark is probably not even Her Snarkiness anymore. I suspect that after she retired her blog, she underwent an exorcism and spent a month at a recuperative spa. I still miss her, but Branson does have his moments:
I'm sorry people, but I still can't answer your follow-up e-mails. I can't tell you how to fix your manuscript, can't tell you how to fix your query, can't recommend other agents.
He represents a fairly wide range of subjects:
I'm particularly interested in literary fiction, mysteries and suspense, historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, business, history, sports, politics, current events, young adult fiction, science fiction and anything else I happen to like! I'm afraid I do not represent poetry or screenplays.
If you might be interested in querying him, it’s a good idea to spend some time reading his blog. If you’re not interested in contacting him, it’s still not a bad idea to listen to an agent and find out what that species thinks and does.