French Agents Take on Andrew Wylie

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Oliva Snaije

The French publishers Association (SNE) posted on their website an official petition against “certain initiatives taken by literary agents” (think Andrew Wylie) concerning electronic rights. All major French publishers have signed the petition and a few, including Antoine Gallimard stopped working with the Wylie agency when the agent set up a digital publishing company earlier in the year called Odyssey Editions. Wylie is to meet with French publishers at Frankfurt to reassure them. To see the complete list of French publishers who signed, click here.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.