Sad news: Mark Gates, longtime rep for Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Holt, died on Friday at age 57 of lung cancer.
Gates got his start in book publishing as a sales rep for the Village Voice, where he helped create VLS, the monthly Voice Literary Supplement. Eventually he became a commission sales rep, representing a range of publishers, and then became a house rep for FSG and Holt. He was Publishers Weekly's sales rep of the year in 2006, which he won with multiple nominations.
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