AgentSpeak: The Complete Life of A Book

May 31st, 2005 · 2 Comments
by Booksquare

When we last checked in with Joe Veltre, he’d struck out on his own. No wait, when we last checked in with Veltre, Diane Bartoli had joined him at the Artists Literary Group. Has it really been a year? We could check the archives, but why? Time is construct for people who aren’t like us.

Veltre and Bartoli have been busy, building a strong agency. As far as what they want,

Veltre outlines his tastes in broad strokes: “It can be high brow, it can be low-brow, middlebrow, it can be fiction, it can be nonfiction, as long as there are good characters and fresh worlds. If the author is able to do that, the genre is a little superfluous.”

Vitals: Artists Literary Group, 27 West 20th St, 10th Fl, New York, New York 10011, (212) 675-6400, (212) 675-6406 (fax). Website info below.

File Under: Agents · Square Pegs

2 responses so far ↓

  • Roy Hayes // Sep 14, 2005 at 10:09 pm

    “While we’re add it, now seems to be a dandy time to remind authors that it’s okay to ask for split checks.”

    Uhn . . . “While we’re add it . . .” ????

    Also, what’s a “URI” as shown in the box above. I guessed you wanted a “URL,” yes?



  • Booksquare // Sep 14, 2005 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for catching my typo — old age. Also, proofreading costs extra. Though I think you’re referencing a different post, no? The phrasing you’re using seems to be mine, but it’s not in this particular entry (though there is another typo — must hire a monkey to do work I’m too lazy to handle).

    URI — Universal Resource Indicator. URL — Universal Resource Locator. The creators of this particular system chose the former rather than the latter. Some use them interchangeably, but they do have different definitions., subtle as they may be. For all intents and purposes, they are the same thing.