Weekly Updates, Or, How To Avoid Housework

September 11th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We have spent hours (hours!) working our way backward through all the important email that piled up while we were out earning funds to pay for the premium cat food required in our household. According to the subject line on the next message in the queue (PW Daily for Booksellers), we are only on Wednesday. And mail just keeps coming. At this rate, we will finish last week some time next month.

So we’re abandoning our goal of a clean inbox and moving onto weekly updates (the husband is muttering things like “we need to clean this place up”, so we must continue to work until he finds something better to do with his life). Yes, we might miss something, but what is life if not a series of risks? Publisher’s Lunch tells us that several former Carlisle & Company agents have started their own agencies. Please bear with us while we do a quick website hunt…

Michelle Tessler and her Tessler Literary Agency have a site! Using our highly sophisticated analytical tools, we can state this is an agency with a future (mostly because people seeking them can actually find them). Her former colleague, Joe Veltre, doesn’t seem to have his own site, but does have a listing at Publisher’s Marketplace; we will award points for that. Paul Bresnick also gets points, plus extra credit for acquiring a domain name. His website is forthcoming, of that we are certain.

Update: Joe Veltre’s agency has a name and a URL. We are having difficulty reaching the actual site (it keeps looping back to the Publisher’s Marketplace listing, which is not a bad thing as said listing contains mucho information. However, it is possible that in the future, the URL for the newly named Artists Literary Agency will work. Thus, we offer it for your Rolodex. Veltre is joined by Diane Bartoli, and the new agency will focus on building writers and expanding beyond traditional publishing boundaries.

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