Agent Orange

Editors should play nice with agents and authors, says Agent Orange

By Chris Meadows
June 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s a post on the Bookseller by the pseudonymous Agent Orange, a UK literary agent who I’ve cited in these pages before. He or she notes the overall decline in power of the agent—it used to be important for editors to stay on agents’ good sides so as to be sure the agent would show them [...]

Amazon doesn’t know it’s supposed to fail

By Chris Meadows
March 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

I happened upon a Bookseller piece by Agent Orange (who I’ve mentioned before) noting that UK publishers have been making a lot of noise about the putative foolishness of Amazon’s plans. It’s funny how they seem to keep doing that, and Amazon never seems to pay any attention, isn’t it? [...]

Open letter to the Big Six publishers: Have you learned anything?

By libertyc
July 13, 2013 // 14 Comments

The publishing industry is all screwed up, and whose fault is that? Perhaps at least partly the fault of all the publishing execs who are stepping down right around now, blogger Agent Orange suggests in a post on FutureBook entitled “The Elephant in the Graveyard.” While they did great things [...]

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