Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

Penguin Settles with DOJ

I had a feeling this was going to happen. And it wouldn’t surprise me if Macmillan also tosses in the towel. The Agency model of publisher-centric ebook pricing is dying and I just don’t believe anyone can salvage it…or defend it for that matter. eBooks will be priced at levels that sell well and create […]

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New Pocket Star is eBook only

Okay now do you believe me? eBooks are not fading. They’re gaining momentum. Today Simon & Schuster announced that it is retooling its mass market paperback line to be eBook only. Called Pocket Star, it will feature women’s fiction, mystery, romance, thrillers and urban fantasy. According to Executive VP at S&S, Louise Burke: ‚ÄúSimilar to […]

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More on the Microsoft/Barnes & Noble Deal

Shelf Awareness has a solid article on their website today sharing more details about the implications of the Microsoft investment of $300 million in a new joint venture formed with Barnes & Noble. Read about it here.

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