Beautiful Books facing administration and Literary agent Georgia Garrett has left A P Watt

Indpendent publisher Beautiful Books is facing administration. An administrator for Beautiful Books is expected to be appointed by close of business on Monday (10th October)

In a letter to authors, David Lewis, director of The Beautiful Group PLC, said the company has had cash flow difficulties, and discussions to find a buyer, or another publisher prepared to keep some or all of its titles in print and pay royalties under current contracts, have not borne fruit.

Lewis told authors that notice of intent to appoint an administrator has been given and it was likely that that would take place on Monday.

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Literary agent Georgia Garrett has left A P Watt for Rogers, Coleridge & White on the eve of Frankfurt Book Fair.

Georgia Garrett joined A P Watt in September 2000 and was deputy managing director. Before that she ran Andrew Wylie's London office, having been editorial director at Picador. At RCW she will join former Picador publisher Peter Straus, as well as David Miller.