- Q & A with Juliet Menéndez
Guatemalan American author-illustrator Juliet Menéndez’s debut book Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, features profiles and childhood portraits of 40 influential Latinas, following them from their early footsteps to making their dreams come true—and history, too.
- Christy Awards Add New Honor for Writers of Color
Bolden, who is also a literary agent for many authors of color, says she expects the award will have “a snowball effect.
- The On-Sale Calendar: June 2021
JUNEJune 1Kennedy’s Avenger by Dan Abrams and David Fisher (Hanover Square Press, $27.99; ISBN 978-1-335-91403-3). 300,000 copies.Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, $29; ISBN 978-0-316-42008-2). 250,000 copies.Jackpot by Stuart Woods and Bryon Quertermous
- PEN America Launches 'Expanded' Emerging Voices Fellowship
It now includes "curated one-on-one mentorship; introductions to editors, agents, and publishers; and workshops on editing, marketing, and other professional skills," and will "culminate in a November final reading event and celebration."
- Viral Love Song Gets a Picture Book Remake
Tom recalled being contacted by several literary agents saying the song would make a great picture book.
- Lit Agent Under Fire from Former Clients, Including Bestselling YA Author
Thomas has not settled on a new agent; Mary Pender at United Talent Agency remains her agent for film and TV deals.Update: On March 4, Thomas announced on Twitter that Molly Ker Hawley of the Bent Agency will represent her.
- Creating Fairness in Publishing
We need more brown and Black editors, literary agents, ghostwriters, and representatives within publishing companies, not just in administrative roles but also in decision-making and leadership positions.
- Spring 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
Macmillan AustraliaThere’s a Zoo in My Poo by Felice Jacka, illus. by Rob Craw (Apr. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-76078-304-4) discusses what kids need to know about their poop to stay healthy.
- Spring 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers R-Z
Random HouseMy Little Brave Girl by Hilary Duff, illus. by Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30072-5), encourages girls to reach higher, dream bigger, and approach the world with their hearts wide open.
- An Art Historian Considers the Art of the Steal
But Saltzman says she had been thinking about writing it since the late 1990s—“thinking about how to write it, it’s such a big story”—and had discussed the project early on with Melanie Jackson at the Melanie Jackson Agency, her agent for over 25 years.
- Five Religion Publishers Make Promotions, Hires
“Respected and admired by authors and agents across the Christian and secular space, Derek is also a collaborative team player who is always ready to rise to the next challenge,” said Constable.Emily Tobin to Lead Marketing for Zondervan BiblesMelina Bouma, v-p and publisher of Zondervan Bibles has
- Seizing Inspiration: Indie Community
With all possibilities exhausted, my agent had been forced to concede that it just wasn’t going to happen.
- Registration Opens for PW’s U.S. Book Show
Booksellers, librarians, publishers, agents and others have inundated PW with requests for more information, wanting to exhibit and to attend.”Story has been updated with new dates.
- Organization Advocating Against Gun Violence Launches Book Club
The books will include both frontlist and backlist nonfiction recommended by Everytown’s Authors Council, its grassroots community, as well as publishing professionals, authors, and literary agents known to the organization’s cultural engagement team.The Moms Demand Action Book Club will host a virtual discussion
- Is Women's Empowerment Coming to Publishing?
Long before the #MeToo movement gave voice to women fed up with a culture of sexual predation and harassment, titles focused on the real issues facing women were finding publishers and readers.