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, 08/03/2013 - 16:30
A famous author, presenting his forthcoming book to his excited new publishers at a sales conference, once said: “You look after the sales, I will look after posterity.”
While the rediscovery of the works of Herman Melville, Richard Yates and J G Farrell many years after their deaths may have boosted their publishers...
Fri, 13/04/2012 - 10:00
Publishers and agents are anticipating a “hungrier” London Book Fair next week (16th–18th April), although this week's dramatic developments over e-book pricing are sure to be the major talking-point.
Agent Peter Straus of Rogers, Coleridge & White said the fair would be taking place in a “vibrant...
Wed, 10/02/2010 - 14:17
Anthony Goff of David Higham Associates is now president, rather than acting president, of the Association of Authors Agents. Goff was elected to the post unopposed at the agents' body's annual general meeting.
Peter Straus of Rogers, Coleridge and White was elected to the post of vice-president
Sun, 19/04/2009 - 12:31
Literary agencies Rogers, Coleridge & White and the Robinson Literary Agency are to merge. It follows what was described as a "close association" over the past two and a half years— Robinson Literary Agency has had a base in the offices of Rogers, Coleridge & White, which has also been handling its translation rights and...
Mon, 20/10/2008 - 07:03
Author Colm Tóibín and his agent Peter Straus are to edit a new imprint Tusker Rock, which is being launched by Atlantic Books. The imprint will focus largely on original literary fiction, although Atlantic c.e.o Toby Mundy said it could be "whatever" Tóibín and Straus chose. "I expect they would be...