- Court Upholds Decision in Lampack V. Grimes
In the latest ruling, which focused on literary agent Peter Lampack's attempt to get royalties on a novel by former client Martha Grimes, the court upheld the lower court decision against Lampack.
- ICM, Helen Brann Form Succession Plan
“Helen is smart, has great agenting skills and is a pro,” said Newberg.
- Digital Book World By the Numbers
$1.3 billion: Estimated consumer spending on e-books in 2011 83: Percentage of executives who said their company is capable of handling the digital transition 63: Percentage of executives who said their company has a plan to handle the digital transition 19: Percentage of book buyers likely to b
- Viking Wins Chris Farley Bio
McGuigan, a former agent at Sanford Greenburger, opened his own shop, Foundry Literary + Media, a few months ago.
- An Author's Escalation
Meanwhile, fellow agent Steve Malk sold a YA novel by Donnelly, A Northern Light, at auction to Harcourt.
- Four Novels Signed Before Debut
The agent on the new deal was Elaine Koster, but Matturro had made the earlier sale to Marino herself, giving the publisher foreign, film and audio rights; on the second deal, after Koster took over, the canny agent sold North American only, k
- Pan Macmillan to Launch Digital-Only Imprint, Macmillan Compass
Lloyd said that Pan Macmillan has been in conversations with agents, estates and rights holders who are, “only too aware of the long tail opportunities available to them but don’t necessarily have the infrastructure or skills to be fully exploit them.
- Hot Deals: To the Rescue
\t\tA little-known branch of the Air Force and the Air National Guard, which came to an alert agent's attention when it was featured in Sebastian Junger's bestselling The Perfect Storm, is to be the star in a big sale just made to Crown
- People: Alspaugh to Judith Ehrlich
Alspaugh was an agent at Wendy Sherman Associates.
- SF/Fantasy/Horror Notes
Agent, Tekno Books.
- Google Claims Procedures Simplified
"Some authors and agents found the claiming process cumbersome," said Guild executive director Paul Aiken.
- Short Takes
Agent in the six-figure world rights deal was Tanya McKinnon at Mary Evans.
- Queen to McCormick and Williams
She arrives from Inkwell Management, where she was an agent and an associate in the foreign rights department.
- Rostan Named Partner at Levine Greenberg Rostan
“I am so very lucky to have gotten my start in agenting here and to be in a position to continue to grow the business and serve our tremendous list of clients…This is an exciting step, and I look forward to doing more of what I love.”The agency's new website will be lgrliterary.
- It's Back: Infamous O.J. Book Has New Publisher
Simpson's infamous If I Did It, a spokesman for the agent told PW exclusively.