Author of best-selling guide to publishing ‘Pitch To Publication’ and … – Mirror.co.uk

Best-selling author Carole Blake, who wrote the influential From Pitch To Publication, has died.

The writer and literary agent was best known for the book, which by the time of her death had been reprinted 19 times.

It is used by publishing companies and literary agencies to train new staff and is prescribed reading on many post-graduate publishing studies and creative writing courses.

She later became a book agent and represented authors such as Peter James, who was the Sunday Times’ Number One 11 times.


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Carole also co-founded the literary agency Blake Friedmann with Julian Friedmann, based in north London.

Blake Friedmann wrote on their website today: “It is with huge sadness that we must share the news that our beloved mentor, colleague and friend Carole Blake died last night.

“The loss of such an incredible woman so soon is not something any of us feel prepared for, but we are grateful that she lived so fully to the last, and that she died swiftly and painlessly, on being readmitted to hospital last night, with Julian by her side.


Carole Blake was paid tribute to on Twitter

“We will keep friends posted regarding the family’s plans as soon as we can – please bear with us.”

Publishing house Harper Collins also wrote on Twitter: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the incomparable Carole Blake. A dear friend to us, our authors and the whole book world.”

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