- New Titles from Self-Publishers: End of October 2021
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 105 self-published titles below.
- This Week's Bestsellers: October 25, 2021
Au Revoir, le CarréThe late John le Carré’s final novel, Silverview, debuts at #6 on the fiction list, pushing a solid 500 or so copies more in its first week than 2019’s Agent Running in the Field—though the last le Carré novel featuring his iconic character George Smiley,
- Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: A Quieter Affair
After a year’s hiatus as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Frankfurt Book Fair returned October 20–22 as a hybrid event, featuring a mix of online programming, in-person presentations, exhibit halls, and the agents center.
- Maud Newton Confronts Her Past
Ancestor Trouble was one of her first deals there.Julie Barer, Newton’s agent at the Book Group, had also been following her.
- Moving On Up: 'Beasts of Prey'
Between 2015 and 2019, Gray said, “I worked on the manuscript intermittently until I discovered a Twitter pitching event called #DVPit, where I was able to ‘pitch’ my book to literary agents and connect with my now-literary agent, Pete Knapp.”
- Q & A with Katie Yamasaki
I had an agent right out of grad school, and we could never sell anything.
- What’s in a Name? ISNI Can Tell You That
Getting vendors of rights management software solutions to store and track ISNIs would be the next great milestone for this fast-growing standard; if literary agents, publishers, book distributors, and booksellers all used ISNIs, then rights and royalties processes in book publishing would run that muc
- Trellis Literary Management Launches
Agents Michelle Brower, Stephanie Delman, and Allison Hunter have launched Trellis Literary Management, a new literary agency.
- Obituary: Gary Paulsen
Finally, at one loud, crowded convention dinner, he came up to me out of the blue, said, ‘My agent told me I should meet you,’ then led me out to a balcony where we could talk.
- The On-Sale Calendar: March 2022
March WINTER 2022March 1 One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle (Atria, $27.00; ISBN 9781982166793). 250,000 copies.
- Apple Books Category Bestsellers, October 10, 2021
Absolute Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #12) by Jack Mars - 9781094372921 - (Jack Mars) 14.
- Making Sense of Freedom: PW Talks with Lea Ypi
We think that the West or liberal societies offer freedom of movement, but we don’t necessarily realize how they offer it to some agents and not others.
- A Writer Says Goodbye to the Twittersphere
One agent advised writers to pick a platform and get good at it.
- Seven Benefits of a Writing Partner
If you’re self-publishing or sending queries to agents, there will be a million and one times when you need to ask a fellow writer if something sounds good or makes sense.
- Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature
Grove, which published Gurnah's debut novel, Memory of Departure, in the U.S. in 1988, is "in discussions with his agent, Peter Straus, in London about publishing new editions," said Deb Seager, director of publicity at Grove/Atlantic.