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Faber reveals UK launch for Argo Navis
17.04.12 | Tom Tivnan
Faber’s digital business Faber Factory, powered by Constellation, has launched the British arm of the digital distribution and authors’ service, Argo Navis, at this week’s London Book Fair.
Launched in the US by the Perseus Books Group in autumn 2011, Argo Navis is a service offered to agents for their authors, enabling those authors to control the e-book rights to their reverted or otherwise not-in-print works. Under the Argo Navis arrangement the author acts as the publisher and the agent is the liaison to Argo Navis.
Since launch, Argo Navis has signed up 17 US literary agencies, including Janklow & Nesbit, Curtis Brown, Writers House and the Hartnett Agency.
“This is another important step forward in our continuing relationship with Perseus,” said Faber c.e.o. and publisher Stephen Page. “It was an easy call for us, really, after we have seen how quickly Argo Navis has been adopted by US agents and authors.”
Faber Factory was launched as a joint venture between Faber in the UK and Perseus in the US in 2010. It has more than 80 client publishers which use a variety of digital services including digitisation, distribution and account management.