- Rights Report: Week of June 29, 2020
Kristin Gilson at Aladdin has bought Repairing the World by literary agent Linda Epstein.
- #KidlitForMasks Spreads Awareness
After pitching the idea to her writer’s group in the Columbus, Ohio area and hearing their support for the idea, Haddix sent an email to fellow writers and her agent, asking them to spread word and encourage others to take part.
- Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Roseanne A. Brown
Her agent, Quressa Robinson at Nelson Literary Agency, only had the book out on submission for a month.
- Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Kelly McWilliams
She found her agent, Michael Bourret at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret, back then.
- Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Leah Johnson
She was approached by agent Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic after writing a well-received essay for Electric Literature in 2018 on the lack of diversity in YA books that she had read growing up.
- Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Claribel Ortega
“I tried everything from Pitch Wars and #DVPit, to cold querying and going to conferences to pitch to agents in person.”
- Book Deals: Week of June 29, 2020
The deal also marks the last one brokered by veteran British agent Felicity Bryan, who died on June 21 at age 74, after battling cancer.
- Looking Ahead: Will Writers on Racial Justice Find Their Audience?
I want to see us sharing the microphone better.”Agents and publishers still face the twin tensions of time and the audience's attention span.
- Throwing a Red Flag on Progressive Christianity
I started getting calls from agents and publishers and decided it was time to write a book.You mention Jen Hatmaker, Rachel Held Evans, and Brian McLaren as progressive Christians.
- Trump Family Sues to Block Publication of Tell-All Memoir
Documents appended to the filing include the text of the broad confidentiality clause at issue, which bars the parties and their agents, including Mary L.
- Licensing Hotline: June 2020
“You feel like you’re part of the gang and an agent of the great outdoors.”
- Fall 2020 Announcements: SF, Fantasy & Horror
Witches, superheroes, and spacefaring adventurers feature heavily in this fall’s offerings, headlined by splashy debuts and long-awaited titles from heavy hitters.Top 10Black SunRebecca Roanhorse.
- Fall 2020 Announcements: History
CrownAgent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben Macintyre (Sept. 15, $28, ISBN 978-0-593-13630-0) recounts the WWII espionage career of Soviet intelligence agent Ursula Burton, who gathered atomic secrets and ran a network of spies from her cottage in the Cotswolds.
- Jeff Hobbs Brings You Back to School
“This is a book that crosses over cultures, class, and race, and that’s at the heart of what Jeff Hobbs is looking to bring to the world,” says Hobbs’s agent, David Black at the David Black Literary Agency.Colin Harrison, Hobbs’s editor and the v-p and editor-in-chief of Scr
- Book Deals: Week of June 22, 2020
The thriller, acquired from Inkwell Management’s Richard Pine and Eliza Rothstein, follows two female CIA agents who, Kim explained, “become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division—one that’s coming from inside the agency.”