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Posts Tagged ‘adult nonfiction’

Get Individual Attention from a Veteran Agent

After working for both large and small agencies, William Clark started his own one-man shop, Wm. Clark Associates. And it is that unique, one-on-one relationship with clients that sets his agency apart.

“A lot of authors will go to a large agency thinking, ‘Oh, they also do television and stage and public appearances, and I’m just going to get everything under one roof,’” Clark said. “Unfortunately, more often than not, that is representation based more on obligation than enthusiasm. I look to assemble a team of colleagues representing the different aspects of a client’s career, rather than having it all under one roof, where one division of an agency has to represent something even though they may not have a vision for pitching that to buyers.”

If you’re interested in working with Clark, read Pitching an Agent: Wm Clark Associates. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Andrea Hackett

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American Booksellers Association Reveals Indies Choice Book Awards Finalists

The American Booksellers Association (ABA) revealed the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards this week.  The awards cover six categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction, adult debut, young adult, picture book hall of fame, and most engaging author.

ABA members will select the winners by submitting votes for their favorites in each category. Voting opens on March 31st and the results will be revealed on April 7th. Follow the jump to see this year’s nominees in a few of the top categories.

Since the ABA and Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) have merged, the ABC’s E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards will replace the Middle Reader and New Picture Book categories at the Indies Choice Book Awards.

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