We preview the May 15-16 World E-Reading Congress in London, where monetizing content, agenting, publishing and book retail are all on the agenda.
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.
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