- Three Agents Resign After Red Sofa Literary Owner's Tweet
Paul–based literary agent’s tweet ended up gutting the boutique agency she owns.Three agents affiliated with Red Sofa Literary tweeted this past weekend that they have resigned in response to owner Dawn Frederick’s tweet, leaving one subsidiary rights executive besides Frederick still employed there.
- Bookselling Visionary Harry Hoffman Dies at 92
The news of his death was first reported by the New York Times.After an early career that included stints as an FBI agent as well as president of Demco, a library and school supply company, Hoffman was hired by Bronson Ingram in 1968 to run the Tennessee Book Depository.
- Frankfurt to Shrink, German Exhibitors Cancel Booths
The updated fair plan shows the Literary and Agents Center (LitAg) is moving to Hall 6.1, but if there is demand, it could be expanded to Hall 8, a large hall that housed the English language exhibitors until only a few years ago, if necessary.
- In Brief: May 27, 2020
In attendance were Cooper and Aronson’s editor Susan Dobinick, their agent Erin Cox, and their family, friends, and Flint connections.
- Frankfurt Book Fair Will Take Place, Organizers Vow
Earlier, Boos had suggested the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) would move offsite, but instead it will return to Hall 6.1, from the Festhalle, where it was hosted last year.Organizers also said that the majority of event stages, which feature a wide array of panel discu
- BookExpo 2020: Showcasing New Picture Books
Right away, he received an email from his agent asking for the ridiculous horse’s story.
- Can There Be Book Deals Without Meals?
We’d gather our coats and bags and wits and head out to meet with agents and authors at restaurants where reservations had been scheduled two, three, six, or eight weeks in advance.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: May 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 50 self-published titles below.
- Diversion Debuts Nonfiction Podcast Series
Starting on June 1 the initial Diversion Podcast series launch will also feature The Good Assassin, the story of a Mossad Agent and a team of Holocaust survivors who hunt down Nazi war criminals, hosted by nonfiction author Stephen Talty.
- Carolyn Reidy’s Rich Legacy
That so many of us at Simon & Schuster have been friends and colleagues with her for many, many years says everything about the kind of person and leader she was, and we will all miss her terribly.”Gail Hochman, president of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, called Reidy a uniqu
- Obituary: Frances Goldin
Literary agent Frances Goldin died May 16.
- In Pandemic, Dystopian Fiction Loses Its Luster for Editors
According to a number of editors and agents who specialize in adult commercial fiction, escapism is on the rise, to an extent.
- YA Authors Move Online
Instead of a single event, she did a week of recorded conversations with her agent and editor in advance of the book’s release, in which she talked about writing and mental health, which are themes in her novel.
- A Virtual Bologna: One Agent's Experience
Zacker is co-owner of and agent at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency.Not going to Bologna was unthinkable.
- Obituary: PRH Contract Director Bill Shannon Dies at 57
He was known for his professionalism as well as his personal and patient manner during the intricate negotiations required to finalize contracts.Shannon’s “no drama approach” to contract negotiations was cited by his publishing colleagues and his counterparts in the agent community, as was his deep knowledge o