Perseus Books Group has launched Argo Navis, a digital publishing, distribution and marketing service for authors who control their own e-book rights and who are represented, at least for now, by either of two literary agencies: Janklow & Nesbit Associates and Curtis Brown. Perseus plans to expand the service to other agencies.
Under Argo Navis, the authors will act as their own publishers and receive 70% of revenue. Using Perseus's Constellation system, Argo Navis will offer such services as digital conversion, digital print, digital marketing and distribution. The authors' agencies will act as "liaisons" with Argo Navis.