Mon, 29/04/2013 - 09:50
Simon & Schuster is the latest publisher in the UK to introduce a refined agency model for e-books on Amazon.co.uk.
The publisher came to an agreement with Amazon UK late last week after negotiations with the company. This morning (29th April) S&S UK’s e-book prices on the Amazon website are no longer followed with the...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 08:15
Literary agency David Luxton Associates is partnering with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to launch the first UK literary festival dedicated to sports writing.
The London Sports Writing Festival will take place at Lord's from 17th to 21st October, with the London Evening Standard also supporting the eventl....
Tue, 08/01/2013 - 07:45
The process for Penguin to join the Department of Justice's settlement over the e-book price-fixing charges should be completed by 10th May 2013, according to reports.
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:15
The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency has appointed David Haviland to build a fiction list, with the agency having previously specialised in non-fiction.
It is the first appointment in 25 years for the agency, which is also looking to take on placing UK rights for American and Australian agencies.
Haviland is an experienced...
Wed, 19/12/2012 - 09:30
Penguin has joined Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins in settling with the US Department of Justice over ending agency pricing, ahead of its merger with Random House.
Earlier this year Hachette, S&S and HC settled...
Mon, 10/12/2012 - 08:25
Authors Tony Parsons and Jane Fallon have said Curtis Brown’s new digital self-publishing initiative CB Creative Books is an “exciting” way to penetrate the difficult US market.
The programme will see upwards of 200 titles released this month as e-books and print-on-demand by literary agency Curtis Brown through...
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 09:55
When on the 11th April the Department of Justice went public with its lawsuit against five US publishers over the adoption of the agency model, my hunch was that this day would be remembered as the moment publishing changed: became less convivial for sure, more professional in some ways and certainly much less fun.
Seven months on...
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 10:14
The European Commission has begun the process of dismantling the agency model after finding publishers HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Hachette Livre, and Apple "engaged in a concerted practice" to raise e-book prices or prevent the emergence of lower prices across Europe. The commission has reached agreements that...
Wed, 22/08/2012 - 08:55
Christopher Little Literary Agency LLP is entering into a new association with Curtis Brown.
Although Little will continue to act as an independent agent in his own agency, Curtis Brown will now be responsible for administering the related contracts and selling translations rights for the clients of Christopher Little.
Thu, 16/08/2012 - 10:45
Publishers and Apple fighting the US' Department of Justice over agency pricing have hit back, with new filings submitted to the Southern District of New York on Wednesday afternoon (15th August) calling on the trial judge to deny the government's efforts to ratify the settlement agreements, or defer ruling on them until after trial...