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.
Browsing by topic: agents
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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Among the international players, every one is banking on Brazil. Among the English-speakers…let’s just say ‘Oh, Canada!’
Paris literary agent Pierre Astier looked beyond an exclusively French clientele and discovered award-winning talent in places such as Macedonia and Iceland.
Some agents are now offering to publish their client’s work themselves. Will there be repercussions from publishers?
UK agent Ed Victor and his new Bedford Square Books is publishing six titles pre-Frankfurt. Here he explains why his company is not competition for publishers.