Quotations by Richard Curtis

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Born: Thursday, November 8, 1956
Profession: Writer
Nationality: New Zealander


Again, we turn down most books that have been self-published unless they have a special track record. We have taken a small number on, however, and sold them to major publishers for a nice sum. But that is an exception to the rule.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Books, Self)

Except for a few small presses, most publishers are north of Ground Zero.
- Richard Curtis

I do send out information about my books. Very few people buy the books that way, but I always feel that if they want to know more about the process, they can get the information from my books.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: People, Books, Information, Want)

I have no problem selling books to media franchises and we do it all the time. The author must understand that he/she is a writer for hire and has no control over copyright or over editorial changes made to the text.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Time, Control, Selling, Books, Media, Writer)

I tend to turn down books originally published as e-books. As for selling books directly to e-book publishers, I would do so only if all traditional publishers had turned them down.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Selling, Books)

It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Mistake, Afghanistan, Events, Key, World, Writers)

Laboratories can reduce risk by implementing a proven and internationally accepted quality assurance technology that is applicable across the globe.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Technology, Quality, Risk)

The key factor is whether the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Ethics, Key)

The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Anxiety, Calamity, Effect, Emotions, Spirits, Uncertainty)

We are forced by the major publishers to include electronic rights in the contracts we make with publishers for new books. And there's very little we can do about that.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Books, Rights)

We are taking a business-as-usual position at my agency, though business before 9/11 wasn't that hot either!
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Business)

We now open our mail with gloves and mask, though I can't imagine why anyone would target a literary agency!
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Literary, Mail, Now, Open)

You have to remember that in addition to running a literary agency, I am also an ebook publisher.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Literary, Running)







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