Two days ago, I blogged about the three Authonomy authors who have been signed to HarperCollins. One of the books signed was represented by Andrew Lownie (for whom I have a very soft spot–he’s a wonderful agent) and I wrote,
…it’s probable that they were picked up following Lownie’s submission of their book to HarperCollins, rather than through the Authonomy site.
My agency submitted Never Say Die by Melanie Davies and ghosted by Lynne Barrett-Lee in the normal way. The fact the authors had put it on Authonomy may have helped in Collins’s decision but the editor was only aware of the script being on Authonomy after the submission. Andrew Lownie
God, I’m good.
(Now, if Sally could just find out for me if the authors of the other two books are represented, I’d be very grateful indeed.)
ETA: Here’s a news story which explains how HarperCollins made its offer for the book in December, nearly a month before Authonomy announced the sale.