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Can publishers disintermediate Amazon?

So, RIP the Agency Model. You won’t be missed. What is simply staggering is that publishers thought they could rewrite the laws of capitalism by trying to set the price of a product that they were not actually selling. Read more »

Are agents and publishers at war?

The news of Conville Walsh’s effective acquisition by Curtis Brown invites a number of responses. Not least is the reflection that we live in a time of giants. Read more »

Iceberg Ecosystems: Random Penguin in context

In case you woke up and went to work in a sort of benign Monday haze: Penguin and Random House have confirmed a deal. Read more »

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