Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

Archive for April, 2012

B&N + Microsoft = WOW!

Microsoft just invested $300 million in a spin off company from Barnes and Noble, which includes what I feel is the future for the chain bookseller. NewCo, which is its temporary name and will certainly change, will contain all the Nook digital portion of B&N’s business, plus B&N College. Microsoft’s investment earned it a 17.6% […]

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The Iron Legends

I know I’m posting a lot of Julie Kagawa news this week, but that’s because there IS a lot of Julie Kagawa news this week. Today, it’s the cover reveal of an Iron Fey anthology coming in September, THE IRON LEGENDS. It includes not only Winter’s Passage and Summer’s Crossing, but a new novella, The […]

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Famous Self-Pubbed Authors

What do Mark Twain, Virginia Wolff, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, Beatrix Potter, Benjamin Franklin, Deepak Chopra, and Edgar Rice Burroughs all have in common? (Here’s a hint: Amanda Hocking, JA Konrath and John Locke are also on this list!) They self-published one or all of their books! So the next time you get the […]

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The Immortal Rules Twitter Launch Party 4/24/12 @ 8pm EST

Oh, yes, there will be a party in TwitterTown. Tuesday evening at 8 pm Eastern time, follow the Twitter hashtag #theimmortalrulesparty and join us for the lunacy that is Julie Kagawa’s famous Twitter Book Launch parties. Last fall, when Harlequin Teen launched The Iron Knight, Prince Ash’s story, I thought my eyeballs would never recover […]

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Julie Kagawa’s The Immortal Rules inks movie deal

Here’s the press release. I am so proud of Miss Julie!   For Immediate Release                                                                                                                              Palomar Pictures Options The Immortal Rules and Blood of Eden Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa Los Angeles, CA; Toronto, ON – April 18, 2012 – Independent film production company Palomar […]

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Blog Switcheroo

I just switched my agentsavant.com blog over to WordPress. In doing so I had to archive all of my posts up until 4/20/12. If you want an older post, just contact me via email or leave a comment here. Onward and upward! -Laurie

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