The antitrust trial’s afternoon session continued with three literary agents taking the stand for the defense—Elyse Cheney, Andrew Wylie, and Gail Ross. They discussed auctions and negotiations, how they retain their power, and the effect of the possible merger on their clients. Cheney echoed what many other witnesses have said when asked why Big 5 […]
At Scholastic, Lia Ferrone has joined as senior publicist. She was previously at Harlequin.
Author of The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg served as a curious and somewhat baffling witness for the defense on Thursday. The upshot is, he is a very happy Random House author, and he has made so much money he really doesn’t care about his advances. Also, despite having an MBA and having written about […]
Publishers Group West added 10 new publishers to its global distribution network: Aeon Books, Barbican Press, DeVorss & Co., Erewhon Books, Golden Notebook Press, The Hero’s Journal, Jawbone Press, Medicine Wheel Press, ScienceWiz and Shoemaker & Co..
Zando has partnered with restauranteur and author Ayesha Curry to launch the imprint Sweet July Books, which “will feature warm, timely books focused on family, female empowerment, faith, and food” with a “commitment to uplifting underrepresented voices.” A release states, “In particular, Ayesha will spotlight writers seeking to revitalize the ‘self-help’ genre through the inclusive […]
Halfway through the antitrust trial, yesterday the defense began calling witnesses. Walsh The defense’s expert, former literary agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, took the stand on Wednesday, explaining to the court how important love, dreams, and art are to the publishing industry, rather than just the financials, and the informal nature of most business deals—all of […]