Seen and Heard at BEA: Electronic Book Rights Circa 1966

The rise of e-books may have been unanticipated by most in the book industry, but at least one savvy agent saw the future as early as 1966.

On a panel packed with literary agents about digital rights, Tim Knowlton, CEO of New York-based agency Curtis Brown, said that the company had found a book contract from 1966 in its archives that talked about “electronic book rights.”

Talk about clairvoyance!

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