French Agents Take on Andrew Wylie

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Oliva Snaije

The French publishers Association (SNE) posted on their website an official petition against “certain initiatives taken by literary agents” (think Andrew Wylie) concerning electronic rights. All major French publishers have signed the petition and a few, including Antoine Gallimard stopped working with the Wylie agency when the agent set up a digital publishing company earlier in the year called Odyssey Editions. Wylie is to meet with French publishers at Frankfurt to reassure them. To see the complete list of French publishers who signed, click here.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.