- S&S Children's Authors Protest Yiannopoulos Deal
“I believe these authors and illustrators were motivated by the belief that by banding together to make a public statement, they will provide courage to others who are faced with similar dilemmas,” agent Erin Murphy said in a statement.
- Future House Publishing: A Young Press Off to a Bright Start
Evertaster, a middle-grade novel about a boy in search of the most delicious thing in the world (“Indiana Jones meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) was shopped around by his agent, Alyssa Henkin at Trident Media Group.
- Rights Report: Week of January 10, 2017
Publication is scheduled for May 2017; Porinchak, an agent with the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency, represented herself.
- Book Deals: Week of January 9, 2017
Souza, who once worked as an intelligence analyst in the Drug Enforcement Agency, has received accolades for his short crime fiction, including an honorable mention for the Al Blanchard Award in 2010.Porinchak Takes True Crime Title to Simon PulseFiona Simpson of Simon & Schuster acquired world rights f
- It’s Terminal: A Successful Mystery Novelist Goes Indie
Karp went through Amazon and used its self-publishing White Glove Program, which is available exclusively to agented authors, which Karp is (he’s represented by Mel Berger at William Morris Endeavor).
- PW's Most-Read Opinion Pieces of 2016
Why Most Amazon Reader Reviews are Worthless "I’ve been an agent for 40 years.
- Select Book Conferences, Festivals, and Fairs in 2017
., June 23–28*The Writers’ League of Texas 2016 Agents & Editors Conference, Austin, Tex., June 30–July 221st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference, New Rochelle, N.Y., TBDSeoul International Book Fair, Seoul, TBDJuly*ThrillerFest, New York City, July 11–15*Comic-Con Internationa
- Getting It Right
One reader said I should call federal agents and get the immigrants deported.
- Breaking Down Barriers: PW Talks with Mark Dawson
I sell a decent amount of paperbacks, but distribution into brick and mortar stores is something that is still difficult to crack as an indie.Does a successful independently published writer need a literary agent?
- Children's Job Moves: December 2016
She was previously an intern at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.Danielle Smith, formerly an agent at Red Fox Literary, has launched Lupine Grove Creative, a literary agency.
- Meet the Self-Published Stars of 2016
When Publishers Weekly launched BookLife, a website dedicated to indie authors and self-publishing, it was with the goal of finding and promoting great books by independent authors.
- Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Martin Stewart
Martin Stewart, aspiring novelist and full-time Scottish schoolteacher, had a literary agent and a manuscript that numerous editors agreed was superbly written, but probably not right for middle grade readers.
- Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Audrey Coulthurst
Later that year, Coulthurst participated in Pitch Wars—an experience that she calls “instrumental” in getting her manuscript ready to query and in securing the representation of agent Alexandra Machinist at ICM Partners.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers, December 2016
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 74 self-published titles below, with descriptions provided by their authors.
- Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Traci Chee
During the querying stage, the manuscript was requested by three agents, including Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Agency, who also represents Ahdieh.