Tue, 02/09/2014 - 14:47
Literary agency Furniss Lawton is expanding and has appointed Rory Scarfe in the role of agent.
Scarfe joins Furniss Lawton from a background in-house in the non-fiction editorial teams at Simon & Schuster and, most recently, as editorial director at HarperCollins. Since leaving HarperCollins earlier this year, he has...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 14:56
Self-published author Richard Veitch has been signed by Joanna Swainson at Hardman and Swainson following his trip to literary agencies around London with a mobile billboard advertising van promoting his books earlier this month.
Veitch, who writes...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:00
The Society of Authors (SoA) and the Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) have called for a debate into publisher contracts, following the roll-out of e-book subscription services.
In the UK, HarperCollins has followed its US parent by agreeing a deal with US e-book rental service Scribd, with 3,500 backlist titles to go live...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:25
Self-published author Richard Veitch is to visit literary agencies in London this week with a mobile billboard advertising van promoting his zombie horror series to agents.
The van will carry posters proclaiming The Undead series, written under pen name R R Haywood, as "The best selling UK zombie horror series, entirely self-...
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 09:40
Arabella Stein is stepping down from her role as an agent and director at the Abner Stein literary agency, following a leave of absence.
Stein took over co-directorship of the business in 2011, following the death of her father and the...
Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:05
For those who are worried that the contract terms struggle between Amazon and Hachette may look a bit like a playground brawl at times, literary agent Piers Blofeld of Sheil Land Associates has a curiously hopeful perspective to offer:
Tue, 13/05/2014 - 09:30
Rogers, Coleridge and White has appointed Gill Coleridge as its new chair, following the death of Deborah Rogers last month.
Coleridge was one of the founding members of the literary agency, invited by Rogers to join her in 1987.
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 15:46
Author Tracy Chevalier said authors and publishers needed to get beyond their “adversarial relationship” at the “How to Get the Best from Your Publisher” seminar at the London Book Fair (9th April).
Society of Authors c.e.o Nicola Solomon, who also spoke at the seminar, warned authors against agreeing contracts...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 18:08
Johnson & Alcock brings new sci-fi with Tracers by RS Boffard, under offer by a UK publisher, and a middle-grade supernatural series beginning with A Dark Inheritance by Chris d'Lacey. In Love and War is a third novel by Alex Preston, while The Good, the Bad and the Furry by Tom Cox in described as...
Fri, 28/03/2014 - 15:27
The Wylie Agency has non-fiction in the form of Mohamed A El-Erian's The Rise and (Potential) Fall of Modern Central Banking, due for delivery in December this year, and Lawrence Summers and Chrystia Freeland's untitled book on the world economy, with FSG in the US. Charles Duhigg's ...