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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Two of the Big Six in Merger Talks

O.M.Golly. Today I just read that Random House is in discussions with Pearson, owner of Penguin, on a possible merger. I keep telling everyone who will listen that I believe Amazon is going to buy either HarperCollins or Simon & Schuster. This totally blindsided me. Wowza. Wonder if it will really happen. Can you see […]

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