- Hundreds Turn Out to Remember Sonny Mehta
Approximately 500 people filled the Celeste Bartos Forum at the New York Public Library on February 19 to celebrate the life of Sonny Mehta, the legendary editor-in-chief of Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, who died on December 30.Guests included authors, agents, book
- Former Knopf Assistant Sells Publishing Novel in Seven Figure Deal
When asked about the fact that The Other Black Girl surfaced as the controversy surrounding American Dirt put a fresh spotlight on the subject of diversity in publishing, the Sanford Greenburger agent admitted that what was happening in the background of the submission process came up in initial editorial
- Spring 2020 Children's Announcements: Publishers F-L
Fabled FilmsPippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun (Feb. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-26-2).
- Spring 2020 Children's Announcements: Publishers A-E
Abbeville SeriesWorld Soccer Legends welcomes Megan Rapinoe by Illugi Jökulsson (Apr. 28, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1368-6), ages 7–12.
- A Commitment to Proprietary IP
“If there is demand for a subject and not much is coming in from our agents and authors, we’ll develop it ourselves,” says Valerie Garfield, v-p and publisher of licensed and novelty publishing at Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
- Spring 2020 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
MacmillanDucktective Quack and the Cake Crime Wave by Claire Freedman, illus. by Mike Byrne (Apr. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5098-8240-3).
- Spring 2020 Children's Announcements: Publishers R-Z
Random HouseYou Are My Mother: Inspired by P.D.
- Colin Kaepernick Launches Publishing House, Memoir In Deal with Audible
Free agent NFL quarterback and controversial political activist Colin Kaepernick announced plans to publish a memoir to be released via his own publishing venture, Kaepernick Publishing, in 2020.
- Harlequin to Expand Love Inspired Imprint
Love Inspired, Harlequin’s inspirational romance imprint, is launching a trade paperback fiction publishing program in spring 2021 that will feature additional inspirational content.The Love Inspired trade paperback line is currently accepting original, agented manuscripts of 80,000-100,000 words that fall within
- Q & A with Sandhya Menon
My agent just happened to download one of my books and read it and offered representation.
- The On-Sale Calendar: June 2020 Children's Books
by Kara West, illus. by Leeza Hernandez (Little Simon, $5.99, trade paper; ISBN 978-1-5344-6723-1). 50,000 copies.Pete the Cat: Secret Agent by James Dean (HarperCollins, $4.99; ISBN 978-0-06-286842-8). 150,000 copies.Super Puzzletastic Mysteries by Chris
- A.S. King Adds a Printz Award to Her Honors
I am very proud of this book, and I am so happy that I live at a time when a committee could come together to award it the Printz.”After receiving “the call,” King phoned her agent, Michael Bourret, who hadn’t yet heard the news (“That was a very good moment,” she said
- Paying It Forward: An Indie Success Story
Though Shernoff can’t reveal much yet, he says his film agent continues to push Atlantic Island along, and it is currently with high-level executives at a major studio.
- Dear Authors: Here's How to Avoid Writing Tech Gibberish
That’s what Brad Thor did in Blacklist, in which U.S. government agents use Skype for secure communication.
- Jerry Craft's Newbery Win Was an Unforeseeable Dream
“I was stunned,” he recalled, noting that he hadn’t heard any buzz, or seen anything like a mock Coretta Scott King Award poll.Eager to share his good news, Craft followed the ALA committees’ guidelines for keeping the circle very small until the public announcement; he made calls to his edi