03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mark Gates Dead: Sales Rep For Farrar, Straus & Giroux Was Much Loved By All

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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