Thu, 13/02/2014 - 09:45
The Society of Authors has said it is “very uncomfortable” about agents offering information to prospective authors on publishers who will publish their work in exchange for money.
Nicola Solomon, chief executive of The Society of Authors, advised writers to find out “exactly what interest” an agent has in any...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 11:20
Publisher Annette Crossland, who has worked in the industry for over 30 years, is starting up a new literary agency, A for Authors Ltd.
The agency will represent new and established authors. Eight authors have already been signed up, including crime author Leigh Russell and Peter...
Wed, 18/12/2013 - 14:43
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) has signed a deal to acquire IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is an international agency specialising in sports management and marketing and events production.
The deal was signed today (18th December), and expands WME's coverage of areas including sports and fashion. WME did the deal...
Wed, 11/12/2013 - 08:45
Carole Blake has won the 2013 Pandora Award, given annually to a woman for her contribution to publishing.
Blake, the co-founder of the Blake Friedmann literary agency, was selected from a shortlist that also included Reading Agency director Miranda...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 14:47
David Higham Associates is moving offices across Soho to Noel Street, after 43 years in Lower John Street.
The move will take place on 16th December.
This is only the fourth time that the company has moved offices since being founded in 1935. The change comes as a result of the current lease ending and plans for the building...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 06:00
At agent Deborah Owen's request, The Wylie Agency will take over Amos Oz' global book and digital representation from Deborah Owen Ltd as of January.
Andrew Wylie has been looking after Oz' US/Canada and film rights since the spring of 2010.
The Israeli novelist is a major cultural voice in the search for a...
Tue, 08/10/2013 - 08:45
Literary agent Andrew Wylie has compared Amazon to conqueror Napoleon and said the online retailer is showing “megalomania”.
In an interview in New Republic, the renowned US agent was...
Mon, 07/10/2013 - 16:06
Laetitia Rutherford has joined Watson, Little as a literary agent.
Rutherford will bring her list of authors with her, including Evie Wyld, Alex Marwood and Shane Spall.
Starting her career at HarperCollins, Rutherford has been a director at Toby Eady...
Mon, 07/10/2013 - 09:15
Unabridged audio rights are said to have become a “battleground”, as dedicated audio companies such as Amazon-owned Audible increasingly look to sign rights directly from agents.
Agents meanwhile say they are looking to place audio rights where they can be fully exploited, even if that means bypassing traditional...
Wed, 02/10/2013 - 10:17
Carole Blake may have entered her sixth decade in the publishing industry, but she is not about to put her feet up.
In fact, in a time of consolidation in agentry, Blake and co-founder Julian Friedmann’s company remains resolutely independent and is entering a particularly busy phase. In 2013,...