Agents' trade strong but publishers demand more

Agents' trade strong but publishers demand more

Editors hungry to make their mark after moving to a new publisher propped up the rights market in the first half of the year, literary agents have told The Bookseller.

Job changes have made editors more “acquisitive”, according to Juliet Mushens of Caskie Mushens, with agent Jenny Brown adding: “The market does seem pretty buoyant, helped by all the recent editorial changes and more positive bookshop sales.” Marjacq’s Philip Patterson said a “whole new generation of editors coming through” presented an “opportunity”, but added that “a bit of stability would be nice. That author-editor rela...

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