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Orchard unites agenting and PR

January 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

A New York PR agency has decided to bridge the gap between publicizing their clients and actually repping for them by forming its own literary agency. Orchard Literary, part [...]

Penguin caught out cheating readers on Zoella book launch?

December 12, 2014 // 3 Comments

Showing the kind of ethics you would expect from the owners of Author Solutions, Penguin Random House has apparently been caught out in a lie over the launch of the bestseller Girl Online from social media celebrity Zoella (a.k.a. Zoe Sugg) previously covered in Teleread. Because, as reported in The Bookseller, Zoella was a.k.a. not-the-author, and the ghostwriter who actually penned most of the words, Siobhan Curham, received no credit. And the resulting shitstorm has been enough to drive Zoella herself off the medium that made her - the internet - at least temporarily. And now, The Guardian and many other sources are simply and directly asking: "How much of Girl Online did she really write?" [...]
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