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Finding writers for the agency through the web

8 February 2010

'Every agent has their own style. Ed Victor goes to a party and signs up someone. Luigi Bonomi goes and talks to a film company or football agent. But I like doing it this way (through his website) because it brings in interesting books, often ordinary people doing extraordinary things. I love the range and serendipity...

Publishers are taking longer to make decisions and are being more careful and more selective. But I'm amazed that they are buying as much as they are. It would be very easy for them to sit on their hands, spread the lists out a bit and see how everything looks in 2010.'

Andrew Lownie, whose website is, in the Bookseller