Thursday, 5 March 2009

Agent Client List

Update on my agent, her new venture and embryo client list has been announced on Book Brunch. Do step over to the online article and take a look – Too busy with the edits, blogs and writing? Oh all right then, I copied it for you below.
BB Kate

Kate Nash Literary Agency on Launchpad

Kate Nash, who launched her eponymous literary agency in January, has announced her debut client list. She will be representing authors Lesley Cookman, Sally Spedding and Fenella Miller, and new writers Jane Lovering, Cathy Mansell and Anita Davison.

Nash, who writes historical romance as Kate Allan, worked with Myrmidon Books from its launch in 2006, and has undertaken publicity for authors and publishers, and for book trade initiatives including the YoungMinds Books Award 2007, at Red Wave Communications Ltd, where she is a director.

Before setting up Red Wave, which she co-owns, she was head of marketing and communications at Ciao GmbH, an international new media company which ran Germany's largest e-commerce website. Her commercial career before switching to the book trade is in consumer goods, including working in marketing in the Wine Department at Pernod Ricard UK. "I discovered that selling and marketing books is in many ways similar to wine: a hugely fragmented market with consumer purchasing behaviour prompted by many of the same cues: recognition, repetition, recommendation and experimentation," she has noted.

Nash's editorial experience comes from being a manuscript assessor for the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Scheme and an editor for literary consultancy Writers Workshop.

The Kate Nash Literary Agency has a website and blog, Slush Pile Mountaineering.
According to my dictionary, an example of eponymous is:
Think of your existence as a work of art, for each of us is the eponymous hero of our own lives. ... Which I thought was a perfect description of Kate’s outlook on what she is doing.

I also took a sneak peak at the websites of the four other writers I could find which showcase their previous books – and wish I hadn’t - I have a lot of work to do!!

1 comment:

Anne Whitfield - author said...

Huge congratulations to you in signing with your new agent.
I hope the best things happen for both of you.