*+-Based in Brussels and Sydney, the Zeitgeist Media Group represents authors who ‘write about a China that is much stronger and faster paced…the dark side.’
*+-Is continuing to group together Commonwealth book rights good business, hopeless inertia, or merely a self-serving tradition?
*+-Will authors have the patience to wait for an agent or publisher to discover them? Or will they seek the immediate gratification of self-publishing?
*+-Rebecca Carter is leaving Random House to become an agent for Janklow & Nesbit. ‘My motivation comes from wanting to work with writers on editorial,’ she says.
*+-Is the cliché that ‘editors no longer edit’ overstated? Or does the job of shaping a book’s text fall largely to the agent?
*+-Four foreign-born French rights directors discuss the differences between working abroad and in Paris, where the job is ‘more important, more stimulating, and there’s more responsibility.’
*+-Amanda Knox hired attorney Robert Barnett to represent her to publishers for a reason: she’s going to save tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees.
*+-Agents sound off on key emerging markets, digital issues, agents-turned-publishers, the growth of film rights, and more prior to the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
*+-E-books, royalties, new business models? Take our survey and let us know what you think.
*+-Among the international players, every one is banking on Brazil. Among the English-speakers…let’s just say ‘Oh, Canada!’