- Short Takes
It was a buy for world rights (except U.K.) from agent John Boswell....
- Inkubate Plans to Digitize the Slush Pile
Publishers and agents are charged a subscription fee for access.
- Morris, ICM Move to 15% Commission
Agents are split on the consequences of the move.
- The Growing Interest in Digital Backlist
He added that he sees agents as his stiffest competitors.
- LBF: Up from The Ashes
As one agent grumbled, when asked about what BEA might offer, “Reed isn't known for being generous.
- Short Takes
Colombian novelist Laura Restrepo, who recently made a three-book deal with Ecco (Deals, June 18), has sold her 1993 Crown novel, Leopard in the Sun, to Muse Films, in a deal co-agented by Bill Contardi at William Morris for her literary agent, Thomas Colchie....
- China Strike: An Ice Thriller
Agent: Lisa Erbach Vance, Aaron M.
- Flame in the Dark
Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency.
Agent: Jennie Dunham, Dunham Literary.
- The Agency
In this disconnected debut from O'Brien (collaborative pseudonym for a media agent and a suspense novelist), driven London literary agent Tess Drake is an antihero so aggressive and egocentric that she repels friends (and perhaps readers).
Agent: Maria Carvainis, Maria Carvainis Agency.
- The Ragnarok Conspiracy
Agent: Sara Camilli, Sara Camilli Agency.
- Rage Against the Dying
Agent: Helen Heller, the Helen Heller Agency.
- Strange Fruit
Told from the perspective of FBI agent Daniel Pierce, this procedural pairs a white agent with an African-American one, Franklin Jones, in an effort to illuminate both sides of the racially charged story.
- Maui Conference at 'Critical Mass'
There were also about 60 agents and 25 editors, and Tullius said his ultimate aim is to get 100 agents and 40 editors, representing what he calls "the food chain," making connections among themselves as well as with the writers and would-be writers who attend.