- Peter Straub, and the Horror That Bartleby Wrought
After his agent suggested a change to horror, he produced Julia in 1975, followed by 1977’s If You Can See Me Now, both published in the U.S. by Coward, McCann and Geoghegan.Straub’s breakout novel was 1979’s Ghost Story (Coward, McCann and Geoghegan).
- This Week's Bestsellers: February 8, 2016
Heeding the Siren’s CallIt’s not just a publishing fairy tale: in 2009, after failing to find an agent for her YA fantasy The Siren, Kiera Cass self-published the novel and began to build her fan base.
- Book Deals: Week of February 8, 2016
The historical novel, which William Morris Endeavor agent Eric Simonoff sold, is about three German women who form a surrogate family in the aftermath of World War II.
- Kate Beasley's 'Leap to Greatness': A Debut Novel Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Though Kate Beasley’s debut middle grade novel Gertie’s Leap to Greatness (FSG) doesn’t publish until October, between its multi-house auction, six-figure deal, and illustrations by Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, the author’s career is poised for its own leap to greatness.Editor Grace Kendall was new
- The Unforgiving Ohio River
I did, but ultimately shelved it when I couldn’t find any interest from publishers.A few years ago, my agent, Colleen Mohyde, read the manuscript and urged me to give it a rewrite.
- Writers to Watch 2016: New Debut Fiction
Anna Stein, Greenwell’s agent, says the novel is remarkable in part for being “not plot driven and yet unputdownable.”Christopher Richards, an associate editor at FSG who worked on the book, says, “For a while we had coming-out novels, the early work of Edmund White.
- Book Deals: Week of February 1, 2016
Agent Jacqueline Flynn at Joelle Delbourgo Associates brokered the agreement with senior editor Karen Chaplin.
- How It Feels to Be Self-Published Me
I still have over a dozen unpublished manuscripts on my hard drive and just hired an illustrator to work on a picture book that will come out next month.Most people know that an indie author is a writer who has decided to publish her work without the help of an agent or editor employed
- Winter Institute 2016 Ends on High Note
For many, the biggest challenge is Amazon, whose presence was felt in many sessions, beginning with a featured presentation on the first day with authors Douglas Preston and Richard Russo, moderated by Teicher: “Authors, Agents, and Booksellers—United for a Fair Marketplace.”
- Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Be Realistic: Tips from an Indie Author
He landed an agent, but when he lost his job at Bloomberg News, he started looking into self-publishing.
- 10 Best Books Set in the American West
Rock Springs by Richard Ford - A long way from Ford’s current suburban real estate agent milieu.
- Authors United Calls for DoJ to Bust Amazon 'Monopoly' at D.C. Event
MacArthur, featured author and editor Frank Foer, Smashwords' Coker, author Susan Cheever, and William Morris Endeavor literary agent Eric Simonoff.
- Children's Job Moves: January 2016
Kallam McKay has been promoted to digital marketing associate, from digital marketing assistant.Molly O'Neill has joined Waxman Leavell Literary Agency as literary agent; most recently she was head of editorial at Storybird.Krista Vitola has been promoted to editor at Delacorte Books for Young Readers;
- Licensing Hotline: January 2016
The deal was brokered by Tillman’s licensing agent, JLK Brand....
- In Brief: January 28, 2016
Johnson (r.) participated in a panel discussion on crafting fiction with fellow authors Linda Urban (Milo Speck, Accidental Agent) and Jeff Anderson (Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth).