- ALA Midwinter 2020: The Top 10 Library Stories of 2019
In an earlier memo to authors and agents, Sargent claimed that 45% of the company’s “digital reads” were through libraries—a new and still unexplained statistic.
- New Agency Promotes African Writers for Youth
What Accord will do is reach out directly to authors who don’t have agents, authors who are working on ideas and need help to shape them.
- PW’s 10 Most-Read Religion Stories of 2019
Agents Discuss the New Norms of Christian PublishingDespite shrinking physical retail space, literary agents in the Christian publishing industry remain hopeful amid new trends reflective of an evolving market.6.
- Q & A with Brigid Kemmerer
I wrote about 50 pages and sent it to my agent, who loved it.
- Spring 2020 Announcements: Mysteries & Thrillers
Stephanie Wrobel’s debut is notable for its original take on mother-daughter conflict, but other authors this season, including Lauren Beukes, Jess Kidd, and Matt Ruff, deliver books with fresh, arresting premises.Top 1088 NamesMatt Ruff.
- Spring 2020 Announcements: Politics & Current Events
Spring delivers exposés of the NRA and the religious right, portraits of the American immigrant experience, inquiries into financial industry malfeasance, celebrations of LGBTQ advances, and ideas for bridging the partisan divide.Top 10Capital and IdeologyThomas Piketty, trans. by Arthur Goldhammer.
- Spring 2020 Announcements: History
From global exploration in the year 1000 to the end of the Gilded Age and Winston Churchill’s dauntless leadership during the blitz, the spring’s notable histories look to the past for insights and inspiration that resonate today.Top 10American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSIKate
- This Week's Bestsellers: December 9, 2019
Bush, and Rand Paul.And veteran Supreme Court lawyer Neal Katyal lands at #3 in trade paper with Impeach, which makes, per the subtitle, the case against Donald Trump.Steel DossierTwo espionage novels set during WWII sneak onto our hardcover fiction list.In Spy by Danielle Steel, #9, a
- Seeking and Finding: PW Talks to Joel Fotinos
Martin’s editors have contributed over 100 Essentials projects over the past two years, while agents and authors find the imprint’s delineation very appealing, according to Fotinos.
- Obituary: Andrew Clements
Clements’s literary agent, Amy Berkower at Writers House, paid tribute to her client.
- The Examined Life
That book was French Milk; Knisley was just 21 when she signed the contract.Relish, Knisley’s second book, grew from a set of short comics about food that her agent, Holly Bemiss, sent to First Second.
- We Need Diverse Agents
In order to get an editor, books need to be represented by agents—so it stands to reason that the industry needs diverse agents, as well.
- Apple Books Category Bestsellers, November 24, 2019
Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books)Apple Books US Bestseller List - 11/24/19 - Sci-Fi & Fantasy 1.
- Meet the 2019 BookLife Prize Finalists in Fiction
I have submitted to agents in the past with no success.
- Open Book: Not So Puritanical
During her second year there she completed her first novel, The Wives of Los Alamos (a New York Times Book Review Critics’ Pick), published in 2014 by Bloomsbury.To find an agent for Wives, Nesbit read the acknowledgments on the back pages of books she loved.