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.
Known for agency-publishing innovation and for his mastery of a personality-driven business, literary agent Ed Victor is recalled by publishing leaders.
Some agents are now offering to publish their client’s work themselves. Will there be repercussions from publishers?
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …