OFT launches investigation into agency pricing

Written By: Charlotte Williams The Office of Fair Trading has announced an enquiry into the ebook agency model, following what it described as a "significant number of complaints". The OFT said the investigation is "into whether arrangements that certain publishers have put in place with some retailers for the sale of ebooks may breach competition rules". However, it added: "The investigation is at an early stage and it should not be assumed that the parties involved have breached competition law." read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Killingbeck joins Viking as Ramm leaves to launch editorial agency

HarperCollins’ Tom Killingbeck is joining Viking as editorial director as Jack Ramm leaves the PRH imprint to set up an editorial services company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 12:08:27 UTC ]
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Ruppin Agency launches mentoring and editing scheme

The Ruppin Agency has launched a nationwide writer development scheme offering a variety of editing and mentoring services and one free place for a writer of limited means. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-08 12:40:30 UTC ]
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Ex-Vice exec launches pot-focused agency with ties to Snoop Dog’s media company

Former Vice executive Ryan Archibald and Ted Chung, a business partner of Snoop Dogg, have joined forces to launch a new global agency specializing in cannabis marketing. The shop, called Gram By Gram, has already inked a significant client–Canopy Growth, a Canadian cannabis firm recently... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-21 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches A Chapter A Day challenge

The Reading Agency is challenging people to ditch their phones and rebuild their reading habits to mark World Book Night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Bright Agency launches literary list

Children’s literary agency The Bright Agency is launching a literary list, led by director Arabella Stein. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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LAW and Factual Management launch The Soho Agency

Literary agents Lucas Alexander Whitley and Factual Management have merged their staff together to form the Soho Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Robertson Murray Literary Agency launches

Charlotte Robertson's new literary agency with Arlington Management has launched as the Robertson Murray Literary Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rachel Mills leaves Furniss Lawton to launch literary agency

A new literary agency specialising in books “to make people happier” is launching today, founded by Rachel Mills , who has left Furniss Lawton for her own venture.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Bright Agency launches film and TV division

The Bright Agency is launching an in-house film and TV division and has hired Courtney Arumugam, formerly of Mattel Creations, to match Bright’s creators with studios and broadcasters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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South African publishers investigated for alleged price-fixing

The Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and its 91 members are under investigation by the country's competition authority over alleged price-fixing on books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OWN IT! founder launches literary agency

Multimedia publisher OWN IT! has launched a literary agency arm, signing author Courttia Newland as its first client. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Alice Williams launches children’s literary agency

Literary agent Alice Williams has left David Higham Associates after 10 years to launch her own agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Toppsta launches price comparison tool

Online children’s book community Toppsta will from now on allow users to compare the cost of titles from different shops after adding a price comparison tool to its website. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Riot founder Hooson launches literary agency

Anwen Hooson, co-founder and former co-managing director of Riot Communications, is launching the Bird Literary Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lindsay Literary Agency launches scholarship for under-represented children's writers

The Lindsay Literary Agency is sponsoring a scholarship place for an "under-represented" writer of children's fiction at the Winchester Writers’ Festival 2018. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kerr MacRae launches literary and creative production agency

Former Simon & Schuster executive director Kerr MacRae has launched a literary agency and creative productions business, presenting himself as “London publishing’s first literary producer” with two major deals already secured. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Burns leaves Zaffre to launch own PR agency

Bonnier Zaffre's head of PR, Emily Burns, is leaving the company on 9th February 2018 to open her own PR and communications agency, BrandHive. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook launches dedicated used car Marketplace section, complete with Kelley Blue Book pricing

Facebook Marketplace has been with us for a little while now, giving users of the social network a handy place to buy and sell goods in the same place they chat with friends and post holiday photos. The company today announced a series of changes designed to make it easier to buy cars through... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Film agency APA investigating claim that Hollywood agent sexually assaulted young actor

The Los Angeles-based talent agency APA said Thursday it was investigating an allegation that one of its agents sexually assaulted a young actor a decade ago. Blaise Godbe Lipman, now a filmmaker, made the allegations in a Facebook post Monday. In the post and in a later interview with The Times,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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