- All Eyes on Amazon Publishing
One agent said he would be particularly leery about taking a big author to Amazon.
- Connections, Chance, and Content Deck the Halls
It was empowering for me as a young person in the agenting business to see not only that agents still matter but so do their well-honed, traditional methods of doing business.
- Hot Deals
Agents Selling Each OtherIt's reasonably newsy when one agent sells the work of another to a publisher; when the second agent then reciprocates by selling the work of the first in turn, something is clearly going on.
- Why All the Fuss About Kindle 2 Text-to-Speech Rights?
Other agents were less skeptical.
- Digital Book World: e-Royalties, Amazon and the Shape of Things To Come
He said that 1/3 of the agents have deals over 25% for e-book royalties and half the agents said they have deals with larger e-book royalties on backlist titles.
- What's Ahead for Random House?
One agent would love to see the “nepotistic buy”—which he described as “buying something just to stay on the happy list of a big agent”—fall by the wayside.
- Short Takes
Susan Newman, and Diggs paid a quarter-million to an agent new to us, Djana Pearson Morris of Washington's Pearson Morris & Belt.
- The PW Morning Report: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
----> International Agent Publishing Perspectives talks to a literary agent based in Turkey.<!
- The Lesson of 'Lessons'
Enter Chicago-based agent Joseph Durepos, who sought, along with a number of other agents, to take him on.
- Mitch Hoffman Joining Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency
Priest Literary Agency as a senior agent.
- Silverberg to Join Open Road
In that role, Silverberg will work with authors and agents to mine catalogs to find titles which have not yet appeared in digital format.
- Short Takes
Scribner senior editor Gillian Blake bought a book by Yale professor Charles Yang called The Tower of Babel: How Children Learn and Unlearn Language; she took North American rights from agent Susan Rabiner and plans to publish in 2004.
- SF/Fantasy/Horror Notes
Agent, Howard Morhaim.
- HarperOne Starts Digital-First Fiction Imprint
“We take a lot of manuscripts from agents currently.
- Rich Green Up at ICM
Hillary Jacobson, Heather Karpas, and Zoe Sandler have all been promoted to agent in ICM's publications department in New York.