Archive - November 3, 2009

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Looking For An Agent? The “P” List
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Where Did All My Royalties Go?

Looking For An Agent? The “P” List

Pabley, Sonia Gersh Agency 41 Madison Ave., floor 33 New York, NY 10010 Memoir, Advice/Relationships, Mystery/Crime, info@gershla.com http://www.gershagency.com Panettieri, Gina Talcott Notch 276 Forest Rd. Milford CT 06460 Advice/Relationships, Parenting, Children’s,  Business/Investing/Finance gpanettieri@talcottnotch.net www.talcottnotch.net Pantano, Merry Blanche C. Gregory, Inc. 2 Tudor City Place New York, NY 10017 General Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Reference, Religion/Spiritual bcgliteraryagent@aol.com www.bcgliteraryagency.com Park, Theresa Park Literary Group 270 Lafayette St., suite 1504 New York, NY 10012 Biography Parkliterary.com Parks, Richard Richard Parks Agency 138 East 16th St., Suite 5B New York, NY 10003 Mystery/Crime, Narrative Fiction rp@richardparksagency.com www.richardparksagency.com Paul, Alexia Joy Harris Literary Agency, Inc. 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 617 New York, NY 10010 General Fiction, Reference, History, gen.office@jhlitagent.com www.globallit.com Peterson, Laura Blake Curtis Brown Ltd. 10 Astor Place New York, NY 10003 Thriller LBP@CBltd.com Picard, Alison J. Alison J. Picard, Literary Agent P.O. Box 2000 Cotuit MA 02635 How-To, Children’s ajpicard@aol.com Pinkus, Samuel Mcintosh and Otis, . . .

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Where Did All My Royalties Go?

The other day my wife purchased a Kindle (there goes civilization as we know it) and also bought several books, one for $1.59. Thinking like any writer, I asked, “what kind of royalties does that author get from a book selling for $1.59 on a Kindle?” We asked a good friend who is in the book business about e-book royalties from selling a book on a Kindle and her email reply was: “The writer’s agent should have negotiated an e-rights royalty which is less than the standard hard cover 12 1/2 percent but is based on the wholesale price which is surely higher than Amazon charges. This is what’s making publishers nuts. For the time being Amazon is charging these low prices. A loss leader to sell their devices. But in the long run  they’ll probably raise prices. Publishers would prefer that Amazon spend energy selling print books.” Ain’t that the truth!

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