- Book Deals: Week of October 19, 2020
The agent said the book employs little-known details about a feud between Ida B.
- At This Year's Frankfurt Book Fair, Uncertainty Was Met with Optimism
That said, there were also stories of progress, such as the creation of the Black Agents and Editors Group by Marianne Tatepo, commissioning editor for Ebury Press and Pop Press at Penguin Random House UK.Tatepo appeared on a panel titled “Signals of Hope,” which was the official motto of
- Looking for Today’s Latinx: PW talks with Paola Ramos
She arrived in the U.S. as a teenager only to be raped by ICE agents when she was arrested, and by the men in her cell.
- Gabriela Garcia's Poetic Multigenerational Debut
When Gay tweeted about Garcia’s work (the book was her MFA thesis), agents took notice.PJ Mark, a partner at Janklow & Nesbit, and Marya Spence, an agent there, are co-representing Garcia.
- 'Girls Who Build' Introduces Tools and Techniques of the Trade
The Building of a BookA stroke of serendipity catapulted the Girls Build initiative into the publishing realm when literary agent Jennifer Herrera saw Hughes spotlighted in a 2017 episode of Mike Rowe’s Returning the Favor on Facebook Watch, a show that features individuals who have given back to their
- Little, Brown Adds Meena Harris Picture Book to Winter List
It’s a womanifesto of sorts for girls with ambition, and really, for all kids—we also need to teach our boys that ambitious girls and women are leaders deserving of respect and admiration.”Harris’s message and delivery deeply impressed Farrin Jacobs, v-p and editorial director of Little, Brown Books
- Now Streaming: 'Enola Holmes'
Springer said, “My agent received a call from her father.
- At Frankfurt Digital Session, Nurnberg Talks Covid and Rights
In a digital panel on Tuesday titled "Publishing and the Rights Trade in a Covid World," British literary agent Andrew Nurnberg spoke about selling rights in the strange new reality of a pandemic.The managing director of London-based Andrew Nurnberg Associates took questions from publishing and right
- Frankfurt Opens Virtual Book Fair
Frankfurt reported there are some 4,400 publishers, agents, service providers and others who are represented in the fair's catalog of online exhibitors, The largest group is from the German-speaking world, including 1,283 German digital exhibitors, followed by Switzerland (104) and Austria
- Canada Shines at Frankfurt 2020
However, this year’s largely virtual fair, being held Oct. 12–16, will still shine a spotlight on the country.Canada’s literary and cultural program is being presented under the motto “Singular Plurality,” which seeks to encompass the multitude of Canadian voices—English, French, and Indigenous—in a single
- Canadian Publishing 2020: BLM, Dundurn, and Diversity
Putting a relatively unknown Black guy like me in charge doesn’t immediately make a press desirable to potential authors, agents, or employees.The truth is that I’ve yet to make an impact on Black literature through my role at Dundurn.
- PW Star Watch 2020: Honorees
After stints at the New Yorker and as a literary agent, he leapt at the chance to join One Signal when he heard Julia Cheiffetz was launching the new nonfiction imprint at Simon & Schuster.
- PRH Canada in 2020: PW talks with CEO Kristin Cochrane
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- PW Star Watch 2020: The Stars of 2020
On this front, many of our nominees are trying to be agents of change, championing organizations working to bring more people of color into the industry and keep them here.
- PW Star Watch 2020: Finalists
But Robinson “pulled it off in her first year of agenting.”