- New BISG Director's First Job: Implement the New Strategic Vision
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will mark its 40th anniversary at its annual meeting, set for September 30, and as it heads into its fifth decade, the organization has a new leader and what it believes is a clearer idea of its mission.BISG was founded to bring together all the d
- New Titles from Self-Publishers
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 86 self-published titles below, with descriptions provided by their authors.
- The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will be Selling at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Baror InternationalOne of the hottest fiction titles at Baror is Cory Doctorow’s novel Walkaway (Tor, Apr. 2017), which the shingle bills as “an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.”
- Book Deals: Week of September 26, 2016
Roanhorse Strikes Lightning at Saga Joe Monti at Simon & Schuster’s Saga Press took world rights to two books by debut author Rebecca Roanhorse, in a preempt, from agent Sara Megibow at KT Literary.
- 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Shirley Jackson
Her agent shielded her from rejection.
- Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together
Stating that Wattpad does not enter into many partnerships with other organizations – although publishers and agents have long sought entrée – Ashleigh Gardner, head of partnerships at Wattpad Studios, echoed the sentiments expressed by Sourcebooks’ executives concerning the relationship between the two companies.
- Kensington Launches Digital Speculative Fiction Imprint
Manuscripts submitted to the new imprint for publication will be considered regardless of whether the author has an agent, Kensington said.
- Book Deals: Week of September 19, 2016
Sarah Burnes at the Gernert Company, who sold the book, said it follows a young American “in the throes of an existential reckoning following an eating disorder as she attempts to rebuild herself in Florence, Italy.”Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of agent Katie
- Spanish Graphic Novel Boom Reaches America
However, that’s all been changing as the worldwide comics culture grows, and Spanish indie publishers such as Astberri and La Cúpola have brought over such esteemed U.S. authors as Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes, as well as helping develop native authors such as Roca.According to David Macho,
- Little, Brown Launches Award for New Illustrators
“Founding an award that brings both of these goals together has long been a goal of ours, given that many aspiring artists don’t have equal access to the resources, education, and connections that can be essential to breaking into the business.”Award entrants must be previously unpublished and not curre
- Kids' Book for 'Rebel Girls' Tops $1M in Crowdfunding
In fact, she thinks that publishers have much to learn about the way they launched the book by responding to their audience.Over the past few months Favilli and Cavallo have been approached by a number of publishers and agents, including requests to translate the book and publish it in Italy
- Tyndale Consolidates Nonfiction Teams
The company sent notifications to authors and agents last weekend and press releases to the trade on Monday.As part of the restructure, Sarah Atkinson has been promoted from acquisitions director to associate publisher of nonfiction, Carol Traver will continue work in acquisitions while also taking on a
- Disney Announces New Rick Riordan Imprint
In accordance with Disney corporate policy, all submissions are to be made through literary agents and sent to Lurie’s attention.
- Path to Publication: 'The Hawkweed Prophecy'
“Our German co-agent, Sabine Pfannenstiel think Fischer was swayed by her screenwriting credentials.
- The Magic Words: Panelists Offer Insight into Writing and Publishing for Kids
The speakers were Brooks Sherman, agent, the Bent Agency; Kass Morgan, YA and middle grade editor and author of The 100 trilogy; Alvina Ling, v-p and editor-in-chief, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; and Cheryl B.