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Rob Weisbach Has a Posse

rob-weisbach-hires.jpgNearly four months ago, publishing industry veteran Rob Weisbach launched his own management agency, promising “an overall strategic plan for self-promotion, long-term financial stability and a sustained creative life in the arts” for clients in addition to literary representation. Today, Rob Weisbach Creative Management announced three new hires to help fulfill that mission statement.

David Groff (top), a former senior editor at Crown, will scout fiction and nonfiction writers, along with continuing the editorial consulting practice he’s long been conducting on his own. Erin-Cox (center) will, in addition to her agenting work, develop publicity and promotion services; she was a publicist at Scribner and then the Book Publishing Director for The New Yorker. And Jake Bauman brings expertise on the film and television industries to the table—he’s worked for production companies based at major studios like Dreamworks and Sony.

““I’ve always admired the work of Erin, David, and Jake,” Weisbach says in a press release announcing the group hire. “Each brings to the company distinct expertise—in promotion, editorial, and dramatic development. At the same time, they share several qualities invaluable to the business: a seasoned eye for identifying and positioning talent; a skill for nurturing artists and their work; and a
palpable entrepreneurial drive.”

(all photos from Facebook)

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

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