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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CMA launches merger investigation into PRH and S&S deal

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a merger investigation into Penguin Random House owner Bertelsmann's acquisition of Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-21 18:05:27 UTC ]
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Stericker launches new creative agency Studio 7:15

Former Orion creative director Lucie Stericker, the designer of the Queenie cover, has launched her own creative agency Studio 7:15 after leaving the publisher after 23 years.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Max Parker launches talent agency Matchstick Group

A new literary and talent agency, Matchstick Group, launches today (1st March), founded by entrepreneur Max Parker. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Author J J Bola and agency Pontas launch prize for under-represented writers

The Pontas Literary & Film Agency and author J J Bola are partnering to create a mentoring prize for unagented, unpublished, under-represented writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Purdy launches Two Piers Literary Agency

A Brighton-based literary agency launches this week, headed by former Curtis Brown editor Rufus Purdy.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sutherland-Hawes leaves Madeleine Milburn to launch own agency

Children's and YA agent Alice Sutherland-Hawes has left the Madeleine Milburn Agency to launch her own agency, ASH Literary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Reading Agency launches challenge for teachers

The Reading Agency has launched an online reading challenge for teachers in partnership with the Open University. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bradshaw launches literary agency to help crack open 'London-centric' industry

Sophie Bradshaw, former non-fiction publisher at The History Press, has launched a new literary agency and editorial consultancy, drawing on her 17 years’ experience in the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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