Tag Archives: ICM

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2014

PEOPLE The following update about Perseus Book Group was added to the original post on 10/17/14. Perseus Book Group announced a number of changes in order to unify its publishing imprints and distribution. Susan Weinberg is promoted to Senior VP, Group Publisher and all imprint heads will report to her. Sabrina McCarthy moves from her position as President of…Continue Reading

Literary Agent Contact Sheet 2013

The 2013 Literary Agent Contact Sheet marks the return of one of our most extensive and oft-requested contact sheets, and provides updated contact information for over 225 literary agents and agencies around the United States. In the interest of space, the word “agency” has been omitted from most listings. Those agencies doing business under a single last name are…Continue Reading

People Roundup, December 2012

PEOPLE Anthony Ziccardi left his position as Deputy Publisher of Gallery Books, Threshold Editions and Pocket Books. His last day was December 3. Julia Pastore has joined Demos Health as executive editor where she will help grow their list of trade health and self-help titles. She was a Senior Editor at Crown Archetype and Harmony Books….Continue Reading

Book View, September 2009

PEOPLE ROUNDUP As summer wanes, change remains the constant: Former Simon & Schuster President of Sales and Distribution Larry Norton has joined Borders as SVP, Merchandising and Distribution, reporting to EVP Anne Kubek. Norton will lead the merchandising team and will work out of his Connecticut home. Earlier it was announced that Dave Marsico has…Continue Reading

Bookview, March 2007

PEOPLE Sales was where the action was this past month, with big changes at Random House, S&S, Abrams and elsewhere. Mary Wowk, Director of World Wide Sales at Black Dog & Leventhal, has been appointed VP, Sales of HNA, which includes Abrams, STC and distributed lines. In a separate announcement, Katrina Weidknecht has been appointed…Continue Reading

The Digital Agent: What Do Agents Know (or Care) About Marketing & Publicity in the Age of the Internet?

Ann Coulter, contentious as she is, saw page views (and book sales) skyrocket when she launched her website www.anncoulter.com. “A website that’s an instant hit is like having 10 Oprahs at once,” Joni Evans, ex-William Morris agent and Coulter rep said. “It really is the future.” To better understand agents’ involvement in their authors’ e-lives,…Continue Reading

Bookview, January 2006

PEOPLE Even the seemingly endless holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s hasn’t dulled the urge to move: Jeff Abraham, Executive Director of BISG, has been appointed President, Random House Distribution Services, a new position. John Groton, VP, Client Relations, and Kevin Mailloux, Director, Operations Distribution Services, will report to him and he will report…Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2004: Surviving the Spin Cycle

The conventional press rarely covers them, but these days the action is with the literary agencies more than publishers. And oh, the changes we’ll see. Small shops will partner up in all kinds of unexpected combinations, creating a whole new landscape of mid-sized agencies. More British shops will follow the lead of PFD in planting…Continue Reading

Literary Agents Go Transatlantic

Wrangling with what one observer has called “the quickening compression of the world English-language market for books,” a number of prominent literary agencies have now rolled out transatlantic offices, including ICM (which set up shop in Soho Square last March) and Janklow & Nesbit (it landed in London over two years ago), while British agency…Continue Reading

Of Attorneys and Agents

When should an author sign up an attorney to clinch a book deal, rather than an agent? It’s a delicate question in the book world, but here’s one straight-up answer: when you’ve got a six-figure-plus deal, and you’re one of the most famous faces on the planet. “Mrs. Clinton’s deal was publicly known to be…Continue Reading