A tough year
A good writer does not mince words and so my summary for the Kate Nash Literary Agency’s first year stands. Launching any new business in a recession is difficult but publishing is going through its own particular stormy weather and evolving. In 2009 we said goodbye to Borders UK, we should have said hello to the Amazon Kindle and we got our knickers in a twist about the Google Book Settlement.
I remain concerned about erosions of authors’ rights and underwhelmed by a rosy future belonging only to the ebook. However, I am more optimistic for 2010 as a whole, and will continue to report the journey.