You have to remember that in addition to running a literary agency, I am also an ebook publisher.
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.
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.
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.
Except for a few small presses, most publishers are north of Ground Zero.
Laboratories can reduce risk by implementing a proven and internationally accepted quality assurance technology that is applicable across the globe.
Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life.
On many occasions New Zealand has spoken about the need to ensure that women's concerns are fully integrated into all aspects of the United Nations' activities and structures, not marginalised in one part of the Secretariat.
I can't for the life of me see that by being permissive you actually assist anyone.
We in the west are seen as godless, as greedy and as uncaring about the suffering of those in the developing world.
We can survive as a population only if we conserve, develop sustainably, and protect the world's resources.
So to that extent that was a very sharp reminder a few months out from the election that we weren't performing in the eyes of the public to the level that they wanted if they were going to re-elect us. So we went out and were much more upfront on issues.
So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in.
And I think the rolling polls put more pressure on them to sustain their beliefs and to improve their delivery of the policy and their delivery of the ideas so that they can garner support for whatever principle they're articulating.
We don't want to deal with a separatist party.
As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter - it means a lot to us that those processes are followed.
Well of course New Zealand isn't anti-American.
True contentment comes with empathy.
It's a non-stop invention, this game of life, and as soon as you think you've got it, you lose it.
I think a good song is a good song is a good song.
We used to say that he who threw the biggest tantrum won the day.
I'm a lifer, yeah... I can honestly say I'm a lifer.
I love being in the studio.
So I think rather than being attracted so much now to working with my heroes, I'm sort of more attracted to working with completely unlikely strangers because it's more exciting really.
Would you love a man of a broken shell after the passing of a women's soul