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Interview with Jesse Baruffi, author of Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves

Posted on November 09, 2015

Author Jesse Baruffi tells us about his new book, the writing process, and why YOU should go read Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves! more

President Obama and Trident's client Marilynne Robinson: A conversation.

Posted on October 26, 2015

Marilynne Robinson: What does freedom mean? I mean, really, the ideal of freedom if it doesn’t mean that we can find out what is in this completely unique being that each one of us is? And competition narrows that. It’s sort of like, you should not be studying this; you should be studying that, pouring your life down the siphon of economic utility.
President Obama: But doesn’t part of that depend on people having different definitions of success, and that we’ve narrowed what it means to be successful in a way that makes people very anxious? They don’t feel affirmed if they’re good at something that the society says isn’t that important or doesn’t reward...

Angela Flournoy Named 2015 National Book Award Finalist

Posted on October 22, 2015

National Book Foundation: In the process of writing your book, what did you discover, what, if anything, surprised you?
Flournoy: I wrote The Turner House over four years, and for long stretches during that time, my work on the book was the most constant aspect of my life... more

Marlon James wins the Man Booker Prize

Posted on October 22, 2015

The Jamaican novelist Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” a raw, violent epic that uses the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 to explore Jamaican politics, gang wars and drug trafficking. Mr. James is the first Jamaican-born author to win the Man Booker, Britain’s most prestigious literary award. At a ceremony at London’s Guildhall, Mr. James said he was so certain that he would not win that he did not prepare an acceptance speech... more

Authors, Booksellers & Agents Call for DoJ to Investigate Amazon

Posted on July 15, 2015

Will the DOJ punish Amazon for using it's size to force publishers and other suppliers to give Amazon better deals? Amazon has changed publishing in a major way and like any engine of change there is good and bad. I see this as a dollar and cents matter. That appears the only question on the table to justify the DOJ taking action. All major retailers including book chains have used their clout historically to pressure suppliers to give them better terms. If we used this as a basis for bringing the DOJ into business disputes such as this matter where would it end? In the case of Bertelsmann/Pearson Amazon did not stop carrying their books and the parties reached a business deal. The same issues were on the table. Publishers still continue to take the lion share of eBook royalties from authors. They do it collectively. I would like to see a change on playing field in respect to author eBook royalties from publishing houses... more

Trident's agent's have done over 100 new book deals according to Publisher's Marketplace in the last six months

Posted on July 15, 2015

Once again Trident's agent's have done over 100 new book deals according to Publisher's Marketplace in the last six months. Trident continues it's record setting business for it's authors. Unmatched by any other agency in the industry. Congratulations to the Trident team. more

Stop by ‪#‎Reddit‬ for /r/IAmA Literary Agent from one of the leading and most diversified literary agencies in book publishing - AMA!

Posted on July 15, 2015

Hey redditers, As the title suggests, I am a literary (talent) agent with Trident Media Group, a major literary talent firm for authors in New York City. Feel free to ask me anything book, media or entertainment-related or beyond! more