- 2018 Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Announced
“We briefly had the same literary agent and our discussion started out with that in common, along with our insecurities and hopes for our futures in our, at the time, very young publishing careers.
- In the #MeToo Moment, Publishers Turn to Morality Clauses
“The agents must find their cojones to stand up against this kind of control.
- Extended Shelf Lives: Backlist Backbones 2018
Smith’s agent, Betsy Lerner, floated the idea of doing a new, more heavily illustrated edition to Ecco.
- Book Deals: Week of April 30, 2018
The agent added that the novel is “the point where Max Allan Collins’s Quarry series and Steve Hamilton’s The Second Life of Nick Mason meet.”For more children’s and YA book deals, see our latest Rights Report.
- Spotlight on Middle Grade
We take a closer look at the ever-shifting and expanding middle grade category, including some of the latest developments in fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and more.Navigating Middle Grade Books A number of editors, agents, booksellers, and librarians share their views on everything from
- Q & A with Hope Larson
I came back with a list of five ideas and Margaret shared those with acquisitions, and I got this call from my agent—“They didn’t like any of them.”
- Religion Book Deals: April 25, 2018
Matt Baugher, senior v-p of author and partnership development at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and Brian Hampton, senior v-p and publisher of Nelson Books, took world rights to both books in the deal brokered with agents from CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.Plough Nabs Mandela Graphic
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: April 2018
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 82 self-published titles below.
- Open Book: A Siege, a Soldier, A Jihadi, a Love Story
Sarab holds a French officer hostage, and a relationship develops that takes the pair from the Najd desert of Saudi Arabia to the gardens of Paris.I’m told by both Charlotte Seymour, Alem’s agent at Andrew Nurnberg Associates in London, and Nadine El-Hadi, who edited the manuscript, that
- What Should a Woman Be?: PW Talks with Tara Isabella Burton
Then, one day, as I was brainstorming ideas for a novel I wanted to write set in contemporary New York, my agent casually made a comment about how there “weren’t any female (Tom) Ripley” characters in fiction, and jokingly asked if I’d ever considered one.
- Ask the Editor: Finding an Agent
How do I write a query letter to an agent?
- A Personal Tale of #MeToo in Kid Lit
At the same time that anonymity gives those who need it the freedom to speak out, it reinforces suspicion and uncertainty in those who have not experienced harassment and don’t understand what it’s like to be harassed or sexually assaulted.The truth is that one anonymous comment is not what led agen
- A Very Personal Love Story: PW Talks with Helen Hoang
This is when my agent’s editorial experience really helped me.
- Taking the Measure of Sexual Misconduct Charges in Publishing
Dashner—who was dropped by his agent, and whose publisher, Penguin Random House, said it will not publish new titles—has seen sales of his books cool right after the accusations were made public, but they have started climbing back toward more normal levels.
- 2018 Festival of Faith & Writing ‘Mixes It Up,' Touts Diversity
The 15th Calvin College Festival of Faith & Writing, which took place in Grand Rapids, Mich. from April 12-14, attracted 1,951 attendees plus speakers, publishers, and literary agents and served as a place to discover new books, meet with authors, and hear from a wide range