Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:28
Basic book contracts should grant a fixed-term licence in a book rather than rights for the length of copyright, agent Peter Straus has said.
But publishers have argued that such a change would hit advances and damage their ability to invest in titles.
Fri, 23/03/2012 - 09:30
Agent Rowan Lawton is to join Eugenie Furniss in founding a new literary agency at management group James Grant, to be called Furniss & Lawton.
The Bookseller revealed two weeks ago that Furniss was to leave William Morris Endeavor after 16...
Fri, 09/03/2012 - 11:58
Eugenie Furniss, one of the UK’s most high-profile literary agents, is leaving William Morris Endeavor to set up a new literary agency at talent management group James Grant.
Furniss has been with WME for 16 years and became head of books at the London office in 2007 following Caroline Michel’s departure to become chief...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:18
Non-fiction publishers are battling it out for this autumn's blockbusters, with editors confident the celebrity market will bounce back, despite having their "fingers burnt" last year.
However Eugenie Furniss, head of books at WME, which represents Cheryl Cole for her live tour bookings, strongly denied talk that a...
Thu, 30/09/2010 - 16:04
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired the memoir of Lady Pamela Hicks, daughter of Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his wife Edwina.
World rights were bought by publishing director Kirsty Dunseath, from Eugenie Furniss at William Morris Endeavour.
Dunseath said: "Lady Pamela Hicks is a natural storyteller with a unique story to...
Wed, 26/09/2007 - 14:44
Eugenie Furniss has been made head of the William Morris Agency’s London book department, filling the void left by Caroline Michel who left last week to become chief executive at PFD.
Furniss, whose clients include Piers Morgan, Gloria Hunniford and Julian Clary, has been with the agency for ten years. “I’m delighted to...