- Licensing Hotline: September 2020
- More on McGuigan's New Shingle, Ultra Literary
Foundry Literary + Media co-founder Peter McGuigan has provided more details on his new literary agency Ultra Literary, which was announced last week.Ultra staffers include former Foundry agent Kirsten Neuhaus and Alička Pistek.
- Book Fair Directors Say Live Shows Must Go On
Plus, book fairs around the world are a strong engine for the international literary economy.Every year, more than a hundred Nordic and international agents participate in the Book Fair in Gothenburg, and a few thousand exhibitors from around 100 countries attend Frankfurter Buchmesse.
- ACFW 2020: Christian Publishers Aim for a New Normal
“We’re going to get back to some kind of normal, but its not going to be the way it was.”Also presented virtually, the ACFW Awards Gala recognized Jocelyn Bailey of HarperCollins Christian Publishing with its Editor of the Year award, Books & Such Literary Management’s Cynthia Ruchti (Agent09/23/2020
- Noteworthy Picture Book and Novel Sequels: September 2020
The book earned a starred review from PW.Take the Plunge by John Patrick Green (First Second, Sept. 29 $9.99; ISBN 978-1-250-21998-5)Secret agents Mango and Brash are plunged into a new mystery in the second book of the InvestiGators series.
- Frankfurt Book Fair: Going Virtual
“When I started , lots of agents said, ‘I can’t.
- Book Deals: Week of September 21, 2020
Maines’s book, Dial said, aims “to correct some of the most insidious messaging absorbed by queer kids and all young women—from the idea that any one thing can (or should) ever really ‘fix’ you to wondering what’s wrong with you when things don’t always feel better—by providing an intimate look
- This Week's Bestsellers: September 21, 2020
“I don’t care what the critics say—you will go down in history as a great president.”Compromised by Peter Strzok, #8 in hardcover nonfiction, takes a different tack, as described in our review: “Former FBI agent Strzok offers an inside look at investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a
- PEN Alters Emerging Voices Fellowships, Prompting Community Protest
Nossel added that the effort would "include finding new ways to foster connections between annual participants and program alumni and agents, editors, and publishers," with the end goal being "a national program operating virtually and, we hope, with some in-person engagement as public healt
- Foundry's Co-Owners Launching New Companies
McGuigan will be joined by Foundry agent Kirsten Neuhaus.
- Frankfurt 2020: A Virtual Experiment
October 13, which covers rights and licensing, will include the traditional Rights Meeting, this year featuring agent Andrew Nurnberg, Anna Soler-Pont of the Pontas Agency, Marty Brochstein from Licensing International, and Corinne Quentin of Bureau des Copyrights Francais, among others.
- Building Bridges: The Art of Children's Book Translation
Summing up her work as a translator, editor, rights manager at Callisto Media, and creator of the YA imprint Fantástica Rocco in her native Brazil, Larissa Helena said, “I am attracted to positions that allow me to build bridges, whether it is acquiring and agenting international books,
- Remembering Tomie dePaola
Fine artist Susan Whiteman, whose husband Doug is dePaola’s literary agent and was previously his publisher at Putnam, characterized the longtime friendship her family had with Tomie.
- Q & A with Corinne Duyvis
It makes it easier for agents and editors to prioritize which manuscripts to represent and acquire, and readers have a much easier time finding books with respectful, accurate, nuanced representation.
- Q & A with Amy Timberlake
The first thing my agent, Steve Malk, did when I sent him the first two chapters of the manuscript was show it to Jon, whom he also represents, and I was so happy when he said he was interested.