Tips and quips on publishing from a literary agent.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
400,000 Books and Counting
According to stats released Wednesday by R.R. Bowker, the total number of books produced in 2007 increased 39% to 411,422. The reason? Print on demand, short run, and unclassified titles, whose numbers jumped from 21,936 to 134,773.
Jonathan Lyons is a literary agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd., where represents a select list of authors of biographies, history, science, pop culture, sports, general narrative non-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, and young adult fiction, in addition to serving as subagent in the United States for several agencies in the UK. Having previously run translation rights at McIntosh & Otis and Folio Literary Management, Jonathan currently oversees Curtis Brown’s translation rights department.
Jonathan is also a licensed publishing attorney with the boutique entertainment law firm Savur & Pellecchia, a member of The Authors Guild, and a member of the Contracts Committee of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.