Pine, Witherspoon and Carlisle Form InkWell Management

Posted on April 2, 2004

Three prominent New York-based independent literary agencies, Arthur Pine Associates, Witherspoon Associates, and Carlisle & Company, have formed a new literary management company, InkWell Management. InkWell Management will have a strong international focus for its client base and will be active in publishing, intellectual property licensing, brand-building and lectures.

The new Manhattan-based agency currently represents numerous bestselling and prize-winning authors. Some of them include Rebecca Wells, Susan Orlean, Simon Schama, Robert Harris, Andrew Weil, Arianna Huffington, Dava Sobel, Wayne Dyer, Colleen McCullough, James Gleick, Gary Kinder, Susan Cheever, Rian Malan, David M. Kennedy, Christopher Reich, Peter Pringle, Bonnie Fuller, Dore Gold, James W. Hall, Martin E.P. Seligman, Peter Blauner, Sandra Blakeslee, Katherine Dunn, John Ridley, Joseph Telushkin, Rodney Yee, Steven Gaines, James Siegel, Kate Atkinson, Michael Collins, Neil Jordan, Tom Perrotta, Jay Winik, Julie Orringer, Jennifer Chiaverini, Richard Marcinko, and Mary Willis Walker.

"Today, authors work in an industry that has been challenged by consolidation," said Richard Pine, President of Arthur Pine Associates, who began agenting in his teens and represents The South Beach Diet, written by Arthur Agatston, M.D. "As a consequence, Publishers expect writers and their agents to supply skill sets that go far beyond the creation of the text. At InkWell, we intend to level the playing field. With us, new writers will swiftly emerge, while experienced clients will benefit from the pooling of our talent and dedication to building best-selling careers."

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