#BEA11: The “New Era” of the Author is Imminent

In What's the Buzz by Rachel Aydt

*+-By Rachel Aydt BookExpo is nothing if not obsessed this year with the challenges of digital book publishing. The panel “New and Evolving Publishing Models: What Works,” offered a variety of perspectives from an esteemed group of boldfaced names including moderator: Brian O’Leary, Principal, Magellan Media Consulting Partners, overseen by Jeff Sharp, President, Open Road Media; Lou Aronica, Co-founder, The Story …

Agent Sharlene Martin Publishes E-book on Obama Party Crashers

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Noel Griese Andrew Wylie isn’t the only agent moving into publishing e-books. Now Seattle-based agent Sharlene Martin, has also become a publisher as well as a literary agent. Her agency, Martin Literary Management, represents mostly inspirational memoirs, celebrity biographies, true crime and commercial nonfiction. Martin’s agency published Cirque Du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust on September 15. It’s …

Second Careers, or Why You Never Really Leave Publishing

In Editorial by Chip Rossetti

*+-By Chip Rossetti In the fall of 2004, I was an editor at a New York publishing house, acquiring serious narrative nonfiction and history. I had been working in trade publishing for nine years. I had also, in the wake of 9/11, been studying Arabic in the evenings, going to a teacher’s house in the outer boroughs once a week …

Foreign Rights Acquisitions Put Turkish Book Market on the Map

In Europe by Guest Contributor

*+-By Nermin Mollaoğlu • In the wake of Orhan Pamuk’s Nobel and Turkey’s appearance as Guest of Honour at the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair, Turkish publishers have recently taken a greater interest in foreign rights and in expanding their international presence. • 50% of books published in Turkey are translations, and agencies like Kalem are now a bigger part of …