Mary Kole | "Agents should start treating their clients' business like a tech start-up."
By Emily Williams | "Our revenues have quadrupled in two years. We're beginning to make a profit and pay substantial royalties."
By Emily Williams | "eBooks are good news. There are many more paths to market."
By Emily Williams | "The future, in terms of digital publishing, is not profitable in a lot of cases yet."
By Richard Curtis | "Publishers are loath to sue authors (or the widows and children of authors)."
By Emily Williams | "An alternative to the established business of rights sales: direct, disintermediated access to readers in other countries."
By Jason Allen Ashlock | "There is a lot of slack in publishing these days, and agents are picking up most of it."
By Jane Friedman | "Agents need to be empowered and given room to innovate as much as the authors."
By Victoria Strauss | "How would publishing change if agenting moved from commission-based payment to billable hours?"
By Jane Friedman || "We have this commission model, but if I am offering a fair service for a fair price, fine."
By Jane Friedman || "Splitting the rights sounds tasty, but that would push down the e-book price since that rights holder has no stake in the print version of the book."
By Jane Friedman || "Publishing is much more collaborative and transparent now than it was even 10 years ago."