FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EIGHT ADDITIONAL LITERARY AGENCIES SIGN WITH ARGO NAVIS New York, NY (April 10, 2012) — The Perseus Books Group announced today that eight additional literary agencies have signed onto its Argo Navis Author Services program. Authors represented by April Eberhardt Literary, David Black Agency, Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency, FinePrint Literary Management, Folio Literary Management, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, Inc., Liza Royce Literary Agency, and Melanie Jackson Agency, LLC are now eligible to participate in Argo Navis. Under the Argo Navis arrangement the author is the publisher and the agent is the liaison to Argo Navis. “The David Black Agency has invested significantly in devising the best course for expanding digital publishing services for our clients,” said David Black. “It is our contention that our clients should have options for publishing their work digitally, and in pursuing that opportunity, uphold the standards of quality and accessibility that their readers expect. We’re pleased to offer our clients access to Argo Navis, an experienced, full-service digital and print-on-demand publishing option with wide distribution. We look forward to a successful partnership.” “We are pleased to see such an impressive and varied group of agencies sign onto Argo Navis,” Clare Peeters, VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Perseus said. “We already have a number of books in the pipeline and are looking forward to adding many more as our program continues to grow.” ABOUT ARGO NAVIS Argo Navis is a leading distribution and marketing service for authors offered via multiple leading agents. Argo Navis enables professional authors who control the e-book rights to their reverted or not-in-print works to act as publishers. Built on the Constellation digital platform created by Perseus Books for its in-house publishing and distribution clients, Argo Navis helps authors navigate the new opportunities for these works made possible by the emerging digital marketplace. Authors, Agents and Perseus Constellation work in concert in this service, which was named for the constellation Argo Navis, formed, according to mythology, from three parts (sail, deck and keel) of the famed ship Argo, sailed into history by Jason. ABOUT THE PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent book publishers to reach their potential, whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Perseus publishing imprints include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong Books, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, The Nation Institute, and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution, and Publishers Group West, as well as through its Constellation digital service offering which also supports Argo Navis Author Services and Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, the Perseus Books Group is the leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution, and digital services, serving over 300 independent publishers. For more information, visit our websites at,