Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:12
The Ed Victor literary agency has formed a link-up with United Agents for the handling of film, television and theatrical rights.
Charlie Campbell from Ed Victor and Georgina Lewis for United Agents will head up the arrangement under the director of EV Ltd chairman Ed Victor and St John Donald, the managing director of UA.
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 09:00
Swedish husband-and-wife crime writing duo Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, who write together under the name Lars Kepler, have launched a literary agency with publishing group Bonnierförlagen.
The venture will be headed up by Head of Zeus rights director Elisabet Brännström.
The Stockholm-based joint...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 12:57
The Greenhouse Literary Agency has appointed Polly Nolan, currently associate publishing director for fiction at Macmillan Children's Books, as its agent in London.
However Nolan will continue to work for MCB two days a week in the newly created role of editor-at-large.
Nolan will join Greenhouse part time on 3rd June,...
Fri, 26/04/2013 - 09:58
Audible has signed world English rights to the novels of Georges Simenon, best known for his Inspector Maigret novels, all 75 of which are included.
The signing is aligned to a wider deal with agency PFD to make 450 titles from 74 authors available for audio download.
Alongside Simenon will be authors including Rebecca West...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:59
What do authors want from their publisher? In my experience it is two things:
1. Their book to get to as many people as possible in the most agreeable form and manner possible.
2. See Point 1.
What authors and agents also want these days is for publishers not to get in the way of...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 10:00
Publishers and agents sounded a note of caution about European markets, but insisted optimism in the UK was strong as LBF entered its final day.
Many fairgoers noted it as one of the busiest LBFs in recent years, yet a number pointed out that many European territories seem to be struggling.
Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 09:20
Publishers and agents are “more in competition” than ever before, as both parties become more focused on exploiting intellectual property (IP) and developing authors' careers across multiple platforms.
The comments came from two leading industry professionals, speaking after a seminar on “21st Century Publishing...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 09:45
The future of self-publishing, the new agency model and the Penguin Random House merger will be the hottest talking points at the London Book Fair, industry figures predict.
Self-published authors will have a greater voice at LBF than ever before, with agents and authors coming together for the LitFactor Pitch curated by AuthorRight...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:40
Rogers, Coleridge & White has Christos Tsiolkas’ new novel Barracuda, which charts a talented swimmer’s rise and fall (Atlantic in UK, Hogarth in US). Agent Peter Straus will be selling rights to English Mothers, a début novel from Alison Stevens about a brutal child murder. In non-...A M Heath | Agents | Andrew Lownie | Bookseller News Team | Conville & Walsh | Curtis Brown | Darley Anderson | David Higham Associates | Ed Victor Literary Agency | Felicity Bryan Associates | Furniss LAwton | Hanbury agency | London Book Fair | Luigi Bonomi Associates | Lutyens & Rubinstein | Mulcahy Associates | Rights deal | Rogers Coleridge & White | Sheil Land Associates | WME London
Wed, 10/04/2013 - 17:11
Returning from maternity leave in early 2012, two trends struck me as exciting in the book world: digital and live events. A sea change was taking place to establish e-books and digital publishing as a significant part of our cultural landscape and of revenue, for publishers, writers, and their agents alike.
Over the summer, I had an...