With decades of experience in the offices and cubicles of the business, three publishing veterans are now repping authors as literary agents who hold meetings at 6 a.m.
How profits from publishing are sliced up has become an industry debate in London, where agent Andrew Lownie and the Association of Authors’ Agents have joined the Society of Authors in asking for more transparency.
Among unknowns facing the UK book industry this year, the idea of a Waterstones sale is among the most vexing. There’s one point of agreement: Industry players would like managing director James Daunt to stay in place.
From Brexit (no) to bookstore social space (yes) Waterstones’ managing director James Daunt is certain about one thing: He wants ‘to sell more books.’
Andrew Franklin of London’s Profile Books doesn’t believe in publishing mysticism, just good business: “It always comes down to authors and their books.”
At the first-ever Metadata Perspectives conference, experts from around the world discuss the advantages of good metadata.
E-books, royalties, territoriality, piracy, agents as publishers, publishers as booksellers, on the agenda for UK book community at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story inaugurates our series of “iPhone Interviews” with digital innovators. We start today with Michael Bhaskar of Profile Books in the UK. Since the iPhone makes such interviews (relatively) quick and (relatively) simple to do, we want to enlist our readers to help us. Let us know who we should interview next. Who are the …
Michael Bhaskar discusses his company’s digital publishing programs, the importance of metadata, the wiliness of agent Andrew Wylie, and what is coming next for the world of books and media.