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Akin & Randolph At The London Bookfair 2000 Sells Its Rights Off!
Selling books is all work and no play and often takes
agents to Bookfairs across the globe.
Wanda M. Akin of the Akin and Randolph Agency recently attended the
London Bookfair where agents and publishing houses rights departments shop
their hot titles. Akin
crossed the Atlantic to find a foreign publisher or agent interested in
Finding Mr. Write: A New Slant for Finding the Perfect Mate by Beverley
East, Lying Down with the Lions: A Public Life from the Streets of Oakland
to the Halls of Power by Ronald V. Dellums and H. Lee Halterman and other
books she negotiated deals for. Akin was also looking for deals for books
she recently acquired agency rights to.
While there was a lot of pitching in the
International Rights Centre and walking the floor over the three-day fair,
Akin offered prospective agents and publishers a taste of what they will
discover about themselves and their mates in Finding Mr. Write. During a
catered reception Akin and her editorial consultant Angeli R. Rasbury
organized, the author, Beverley East, analyzed handwriting samples of
people in all areas of the industry from as far as Australia.
East also discussed some of the handwriting traits that she reveals
in the book.