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Free trial at Publishers Marketplace

December 30, 2011

Tags: PublishersMarketplace, agents

Treat yourself to a deal: "To catch up on what you've missed, we have a free trial running at PublishersMarketplace through the end of 2011: Join now and sample all of our resources over the next few quiet days. (Cancel on or before January 1, 2012 if you do not want to convert into a full paid member (more…)

Agents as publishers--a new conflict of interest

May 17, 2011

Tags: agents, rights, POD publishing, e-books

In the UK, literary agent Ed Victor set up Bedford Square Books to publish e-book and print-on-demand versions of books that were out of print or for which rights had reverted to the author. Within days, this news (Ed Victor set up publishing imprint by Charlotte Williams, The Bookseller 5-10-11) became a trend and people in the industry began itemizing the ways in which a) it represents a major conflict of interest and b) publishing is changing radically. (more…)