Lit Agents Join Forces In Agents Round Table

In response to a changing marketplace, ten women literary agents have launched a consortium of independent agents who have pledged to share knowledge, resources, and contacts. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Random's Elton to join HC

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 08:33 Century and Arrow publisher Kate Elton is joining HarperCollins to run its fiction team with publisher Lynne Drew choosing to relinquish management responsibilities and concentrating on her authors. Elton will join in August,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Myers wants joined-up thinking over book events

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:33 Dominic Myers has called on the book industry to collaborate in creating more nation-wide events like World Book Night in order to enhance the dialogue around books. The Waterstone's m.d told the Book Industry Conference forum... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More agents to explore publishing models

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 08:38 Literary agents Curtis Brown and Blake Friedman have said they are planning to follow Ed Victor's move into publishing, after he announced an ebook and print-on-demand venture earlier this week. Curtis Brown m.d. Jonathan... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Becca Spry to join Anova

Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 15:47 Becca Spry has joined Anova Books as Pavilion senior commissioning editor. Spry was previously publishing director at Octopus imprint Mitchell Beazley, where she commissioned titles including Caribbean Food Made Easy by Levi Roots, What to Eat Now by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Robson to join Biteback

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 05/05/2011 - 15:55 Publisher Jeremy Robson has left Quarto and is to set up a new imprint at Biteback. Robson, who founded Robson Books in 1974, has been running his own imprint J R Books at the Quarto Group for the past five years. In his new... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Morpurgo, Young and Scarrow to join first HWA festival

Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 08:50 Michael Morpurgo, Robyn Young and Simon Scarrow are to take part in the inaugural Festival of Historical Writing, launched by the Historical Writers' Association. As reported in March, Transworld novelist M C Scott formed the association as a forum for... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Starling to join Octopus Publishing Group

Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 09:00 Alison Starling is to join Octopus Publishing Group as publisher. Starling was publishing director at Ryland, Peters & Small for 12 years, commissioning titles such as The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. She joins OPG on 9th May and will commission... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Agents press for ebook escalators

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 26/04/2011 - 08:48 Agents are anticipating escalators in ebook contracts to become "the norm rather than the exception", as they reported already having negotiated the clause with UK publishers in some cases. An escalator clause means the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Choc Lit makes two acquisitions

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 11:32 Independent publisher Choc Lit has bought a contemporary debut thriller and a modern day version of Jane Austen's Persuasion. Director Lyn Vernham bought world rights to Never Coming Home by Evonne Wareham, directly from the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Agents Keeping Foreign Publishers on Digital Leash

As the London Book Fair goes through its annual run this week, American agents are trying to figure out the best way to sell digital rights to foreign publishers in markets that are far behind the U.S. in ebook sales. Even though many international publishers are just starting to dabble in... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Agents mull change to AAA code of practice

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:45 Literary agents are privately ­discussing removing a clause ­preventing them from acting as publishers in the UK Association of Authors' Agents constitution. The issue is not yet on the agenda of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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LBF Day 1: rights round-up

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 16:10 A flurry of rights deals have been announced at this year's London Book Fair, with a Condoleeza Rice memoir and four Paullina Simons novels in the works. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Agents warn publishers over digital rates

Written By: Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 01/04/2011 - 08:50 Literary agent Sonia Land has warned book publishers they will lose control over authors’ digital backlists unless they improve their royalty offer. Land this week announced her decision to publish 100 of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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United Agents' Canter dies

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/03/2011 - 08:52 United Agents co-founder and children's agent Rosemary Canter died on Friday [11th March]. Canter began her publishing career as assistant fiction editor at Penguin Books in 1972, eventually working in children's book... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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IPG: Indies urged to join social networking sites

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/03/2011 - 09:04 Social media expert and author Jon Reed has urged independent publishers to join social networking sites, identifying them as a way of "levelling the playing field". read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pan Mac acquires "Vesper Lynd" secret agent biog

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 12:05 Pan Macmillan has acquired a biography of the first woman to work as a British secret agent in the Second World War, outbidding Penguin at auction. Editorial director Georgina Morley bought UK and British Commonwealth... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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iBookstore joins Fiction Uncovered promotion

Publication Date: Mon, 14/02/2011 - 08:31 Apple's iBookstore is the latest retailer to sign up to Fiction Uncovered as the new promotion for midlist authors attracts 80 submissions. The online giant joins Waterstone's and Waterstones.co.uk, Foyles, The Book Depository, Amazon.co.uk, W H Smith... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hundreds of thousands join library protests

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 09:05 The nation is gearing up for the first Save Our Libraries day on Saturday (5th February), with around 50 events planned around the UK and “hundreds of thousands” of supporters thought to be backing the cause. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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C&R signs Walker as sales agents

Written By: Charlotte Williams Constable & Robinson has appointed Walker Books as its sales agents for Europe, the Middle East and East Africa. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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