Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

Archive for June, 2012

Iron’s Prophecy Cover Reveal

Coming this fall…in Iron Legends…a brand new novella in the Iron Fey universe. And it finally answers the question…will Meghan and Ash have a happily ever after! Iron’s Prophecy, by New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa. Here’s the cover that was revealed today in all its glory:

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News Corp. Considering Separating Businesses

From Shelf Awareness, June 26, 2012: News Corp., parent company of HarperCollins, is considering separating its publishing and entertainment businesses, according to the Wall Street Journal, a News Corp. newspaper. Under the proposal–similar to suggestions made for years by investors wanting to focus on the company’s faster-growing, more profitable entertainment operations–HarperCollins would be included with […]

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There’s a great article over at Digital Book World about the growth of eBook sales in the children’s book market (up 173.9% in March 2012 to $19.3 million from $7.0 million in 2011). This is one of the last bastions resistant to eBook adoption, and I believe that’s due more to slow technology migration through […]

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eBook Revenues Surpass Hardcover

Okay. It had to happen sooner or later. I mean, Amazon announced last year that the number of eBooks sold had surpassed the number of hardcover print books sold for them. Now, the sales revenues have also tipped in eBooks’ favor. According to the full numbers (reported here at GalleyCat from March 2012 Association of […]

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Back from New York

Wow. New York IS the city that never sleeps. And neither did I (nearly) for the 10 days I was in the capital of publishing. Met with editors in their lairs, er, I mean offices. Met them on the show floor of Book Expo America. Learned about new trends and perennial favorites for adult genre […]

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