- Obituary: Arnold Adoff
Adoff worked closely with Hamilton on her manuscripts and served as her literary agent negotiating book contracts.
- Licensing Hotline: May 2021
Albert Whitman Accelerates 'Boxcar' Licensing with New Agent Albert Whitman & Co. has retained Moxie & Co., a licensing agency known for representing classic book properties including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and Raggedy Ann and Andy, to help it extend The Boxcar Children into
- Rights Report: Week of May 10, 2021
Allison Cohen at Running Press Kids has acquired You're the First: A Kid's Guide to the First Amendment by former civil rights attorney, Montessori educator, and founder of the Little Lawyers Allison Matulli (aka Professor Ally) (l.) with literary agent and former attorney Clelia Gore
- Barnes & Noble Reshapes Its Publishing Division
An example of the publisher’s lifestyle push is the world rights acquisition of Cocktail Palette, which it describes as a “giftable” illustrated guide to mixed drinks by cocktail creators Sammi Katz and Olivia McGiff.In addition to expanding Sterling’s outreach to agents, Meehan has been in discussions wit
- Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Breaks the Mold with Her Debut Novel
The magazine sent the finalists’ work to a number of agents, and Sarah Burnes at the Gernert Company made Jeffers an offer of representation.
- Anthony Doerr Knows the Power of the Book
“Wendy Weil was my original agent,” he says.
- In Conversation: J. Albert Mann and Lisa Yoskowitz
Lisa Yoskowitz: Yes, it felt like fate delivered this manuscript to my inbox—though really, it was your agent, Kerry Sparks :) Mann: When I first sent the novel to Kerry, the title was different (Missing Minnesota), but the premise was the same.
- Children's Job Moves: April 2021
Erin Farley has been promoted to design assistant, from art department coordinator.Miranda Paul has been promoted to agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, from associate agent.Sarah Yung has been promoted to assistant editor in PW's children's book department; she was previously editorial assistant.J
- Lessons Learned from a Unique Publishing Journey
Sometime during the weeks that followed, while I waited to receive an editorial letter, my agent called me unexpectedly.
- Sympathy for the Devil: PW Talks with Ed Brubaker
A grizzled former-undercover FBI agent, Ethan Reckless spends his days surfing, laying low in a condemned movie theater and (somewhat reluctantly) working as a for-hire private detective.
- Colm Tóibín Is Looking for the Mann
And he did it.”That second novel was 1992’s The Heather Blazing, and Tóibín and Straus worked together until Straus became an agent in 2002.
- Perusing the Papers of a Spanish-language Publishing Legend
And they detail his friendly but tense relationship with legendary literary agent Carmen Balcells.
- Writers Orgs Form #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force
We urge all authors to review their statements to make certain they are in order.”A Disney Company representative, responding to PW, said that the company "continues to work directly with agents and authors to resolve any issues or any outstanding payments."
- Meet the Judges of the 2020 BookLife Nonfiction Prize
Four accomplished authors are serving as guest judges for the 2020 BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest.
- Q & A with Jenny Lee
I had told my book agent at the time and she said, “Write it now; it’s a great idea.”