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Andrew Wylie -
MAY 27, 2011 | WSJ Magazine | by Daniel Gross. Profile of old
school literary agent Andrew Wylie, of the Wylie Agency and Odyssey
Editions (distributes electronic versions of books he represents through remains a rare optimist in publishing circles,
fueled perhaps by the healthy backlists and literary estates he
represents. Information technology may be upending business models, but
he believes the global interconnection these advancements permit
provides immense opportunities for his authors....The devaluation of
quality editing and writing is sad and it's inevitable. Each house has a
large number of titles to publish, and with a difficult economy, fewer
people to handle the publications. But publishers need to become
smaller, leaner, and they will have to learn new disciplines. The whole
one-year publication process must be reduced.

opportunity for Igloo?? Michael Levine
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june 2011 by jerryking
Licence to deal
Mark Medley, National Post · Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.

An agent’s job description. An agent is a writer’s primary advocate and
chief negotiator (“You are the paycheque,” says Bruce Westwood, founder
of Westwood Creative Artists). An agent will scout new talent; mentor a
writer; mediate problems between author and publisher and, if necessary,
find a new publisher; suggest new sources of income, for example
speaking engagements; and sell foreign rights as well as television,
film and stage rights.

“It’s not just selling the book and doing the deal and leaving them at
the door of their publishing company,” says Jackie Kaiser, who works at
Westwood. “As an agent, I have an interest in helping my writers
understand how they can best navigate the entire publishing process.”
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january 2011 by jerryking
Fifteen Percent of Immortality
July-August 2010 | Harvard Magazine | by Craig A. Lambert ’69,
Ph.D. ’78, is deputy editor of this magazine. Profile of literary
agent Andrew Wylie, who aims for the high end—financial and literary.
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july 2010 by jerryking

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