UK literary agency Andrew Lownie outlines the range of activities he is involved with in a typical agency week, from the mundane and routine, to the offbeat and extraordinary.
Browsing by topic: literary agents
Madeleine Millburn, a literary agent from London, offers her view on which international markets offer the most opportunities and how digital publishing has impacted the rights business.
Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Literary Agency in London talks about digitization has changed the book rights business and what opportunities lie ahead.
Dr. Frauke Jung Lindemann, founder of The Berlin Agency, talks about the changing rights business and how she’s found more opportunities in the film market.
Taryn Fagerness, a literary agent in Washington, talks about her recent success with author Matthew Dicks and how she’s optimistic about the digital future of publishing.
Focusing on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, WME literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes argues that book prizes are key to spotlighting talent for the global market.
In charge of Curtis Brown’s translation rights department, agent Jonathan Lyons talks here about the challenges and opportunities in today’s book publishing industry.
Anna Soler-Pont reports that as publishers have endured the recession, literary translations take backseat, while piracy still hampers ebook adoption in Spain.
Cecile Barendsma of Janklow & Nesbit talks about new titles, global foreign rights trends, and the increase of translation deals in Asia.
Lora Fountain, a literary agent based in Paris, talks about the challenges of selling graphic novel translations in an increasingly digital and competitive marketplace.