- Amazon Publishing Speeds Up Royalty Payments
\t \tMost publishers tend to pay their authors on a six-month cycle, which is something authors and agents have long complained about.
- Aragi Wins Maxwell Perkins Award
Literary agent Nicole Aragi has won the 2014 Maxwell E.
- Job Moves: May 16, 2014
She was previously senior agent, Random House Speakers Bureau.
- Writers House Signs with Argo Navis
Under the Argo Navis arrangement the author is the publisher of his or her titles and the agent is the liaison to Argo Navis.
- Australian Trilogy Won by Riverhead
The book sale was made by agent Joseph Regal at Russell & Volkening, acting for Hearn's Australian agent, Jenny Darling.
- Latin Fiesta at FSG
Two separate editors at Farrar, Straus & Giroux signed books by Latin authors recently from the same New York agent, Thomas Colchie.
- Two Days, Two Big Buys
The agent here was Geri Thoma at Elaine Markson, also a North American rights deal.
- New Book by 'Paris 1919' Author
DeMenil bought U.S. rights from agent Emma Parry at Carlisle & Company, acting for the author's London agent, Caroline Dawney at Peters Fraser & Dunlop, who controls world rights.
- The Bad News on Oil
Horgan bought world rights from agent Al Zuckerman at Writers House.
- Bridging the Gap
"We're not just a literary agent, not just a merchandising agent, not just a media production company," said cofounder and partner Nancy Cushing-Jones, formerly head of publishing at Universal Consumer Products.
- Sophie Hicks Forms Agency
Well-known U.K. agent Sophie Hicks has hung up her own shingle.
- Continuity for Sedaris, Meltzer
Pietsch bought North American, book club, audio and electronic rights from agent Don Congdon.
- Count Cagliostro Rides Again
The Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro was coagented with Mary Cunnane, a former Norton editor now agenting in Australia, and McGuigan reports further such deals in the pipeline.
- Six Figures for Kids' Book at RH
The sale was made by rights director—turned—agent Nancy Gallt, who first heard about the book, Norbert No-Bottle, at Frankfurt last fall, when U.K. agent Clare Conville sold U.K. rights to Harper.
- 'Rain' Falls to Putnam
The book stars a Japanese-American assassin, John Rain, who becomes the target of government agents after one of his jobs is completed.