Could 'The Jackal' Be the Death of Publishing?
Milmo, Cahal, The Independent (London, England)
Cahal Milmo reports on a deal between bookselling giant Amazon and one of the literary world's most ruthless agents
Until recently, Andrew Wylie, the doyen of literary agents, whose feral pursuit of clients and their interests earned him the nickname "The Jackal", had little time for e-book readers. When asked about his ownership of one of the gadgets hailed as the future of publishing, he said: "I used it for an hour and a half and put it in the closet."
But whatever his personal feelings, Wylie has decided to embrace the brave new world of virtual books - sparking a bitter backlash from some of the world's largest publishers and prompting talk of nothing less …
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Publication information: Article title: Could 'The Jackal' Be the Death of Publishing?. Contributors: Milmo, Cahal - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 27, 2010. Page number: 14. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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