#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 …