We Pause For A Quick Game of Musical Chairs

May 18th, 2005 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

Laurence J. Kirshbaum is leaving Time Warner Books. This probably won’t affect many authors. David Young will succeed him. Ditto. Kirshbaum will take an appropriate period of time to reflect upon his success (his house is raking in the bucks!) before embarking on a more genteel career: literary agent. This will affect more than a few authors.

“I hope to have the opportunity to focus much more on a handful of authors, building their careers and developing their books,” he said. “That is the part of the business I love the most.”

File Under: Agents · Publishers and Editors

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  • The Ledge // May 19, 2005 at 12:54 am

    After much cutting and pasting and translating and late-night coffee and a side-trip to Berlin and overall procrastination,The Ledge has finally opened its digital doors to readers outside the Netherlands.

    In short: The Ledge goes English!

    The Ledge is a literary website, based in the Netherlands but aimed at an international audience. On the site, which can be viewed in both English and Dutch, visitors can read in-depth interviews with writers from around the world and hear them reading from their latest work, while reading along from ‘a book’. There is also a built-in, ever-expanding reading guide: books to read ‘before’ and ‘after’.

    The idea is, in time, to construct a worldwide-web of literature and a library/ archive of international, literary interviews. Visitors to the site can contribute to the database: comments, ideas for new ‘before’ and ‘after’ books, corrections, all suggestions are reviewed by the editors and, wherever possible, added to the site.

    New, interested readers can sign up for the mailing list. Just go to http://www.the-ledge.com and click the envelope on the right-hand side of your screen.

    For more information, please contact Stacey Knecht at: info@the-ledge.com.

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