Legendary literary agent Sterling Lord shares wisdom from his 60 years in publishing and reflects on the current business, which he says is more like selling appliances than art.
In a surprise second act James Frey’s Full Fathom Five is successfully re-imagining the author/publisher relationship and book packaging for the 21st century.
While relatively few literary agents work in Italy, the evolving publishing industry is making them more essential. Agent Marco Vigevani describes the scene.
Evangelia Avloniti of Ersilia Literary Agency in Athens discusses how the Greek economic crisis has had dire consequences for publishing and efforts to adapt.
Finding the best financial deal for authors is the main reason agents exist. If so, should they be blamed for doing their job when they betray presumed loyalty?
The Salomonsson Agency is credited helping turn Scandinavian crime fiction into a global phenomenon. But is it over? They say ‘nej!’
Peggy Intrator of Intrator Associates will monitor a panel on the role of agents at Publishing Perspectives’ Children’s Publishing Conference on Thursday.
Former Buchet-Chastel editor Marc Parent is launching a new Paris-based literary agency, in part to help authors make a better living from their writing.
Based in Brussels and Sydney, the Zeitgeist Media Group represents authors who ‘write about a China that is much stronger and faster paced…the dark side.’
Is continuing to group together Commonwealth book rights good business, hopeless inertia, or merely a self-serving tradition?