The US-based Ingram Publishing Services adds a UK distribution operation, while the late Ed Victor’s agency list in London moves to Curtis Brown.
Remembering Ed Victor: ‘Ferocious Negotiating Skills’ and ‘Inexorable Charm’
Known for agency-publishing innovation and for his mastery of a personality-driven business, literary agent Ed Victor is recalled by publishing leaders.
Will Publishers Blackball Agent-Publishers?
Some agents are now offering to publish their client’s work themselves. Will there be repercussions from publishers?
Agent-Publisher Ed Victor: Digital Innovator or “Fox in the Henhouse”?
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.
An Argument Against Agent-Publishers
Literary agent Jason Allen Ashlock asks, if agents act in an author’s best interests when they are also acting as their publisher. He says no.
Do Agents Publishing E-books Have a Conflict of Interest?
Anything that an agent can do to extend their services, backing their author, is valid, argues agent Ed Victor, who also runs Bedford Square Books.
Week in Review: Trio of “Big Six” US Pubs Launch Bookish.com; French Sue Google Over Scanned Books
By Edward Nawotka A brief round-up of some of the top global industry trade news… Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Group have teamed up to launch Bookish.com, a new consumer-oriented Web site that will market and promote books. The model is something of a hybrid online bookstore and a community-oriented book promotion site. Industry reaction has been …
UK Publisher Orion Still Knows How to Party
By Roger Tagholm To the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden – where the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) were held at the weekend – for the Orion Group’s annual Author Party. Just as the highly successful British film The King’s Speech was on everyone’s lips at the BAFTAs, so at the party on Tuesday night …