- Spring 2020 Children's Announcements: Publishers R-Z
Random HouseYou Are My Mother: Inspired by P.D.
- 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).
- 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
- Ten Speed Builds a Graphic List
The imprint develops some titles in-house, Wehner noted, and has begun getting submissions after reaching out to agents.
- Book Deals: Week of February 10, 2020
The book, which agent Andrew Blauner sold world rights to, is, FSG said, “an epic story about America, religion, family, sex, pop culture, the ’60s, education, environmentalism, greed, murder, love, and blood atonement set in a Mormon enclave in the outskirts of Los Ange
- Funny Females Take Center Stage in New Novels for Kids
Bolstered by the feedback on social media, Kim queried agents that same day and, within about 12 hours, received her first offer of representation.
- Rights Report: Week of February 3, 2020
Pitched as Alex Rider meets Ally Carter, the novel features a girl raised by a criminal mastermind who must use her unique skill set to locate a dangerous weapon and keep it away from government agents and villainous syndicates alike.
- Four Dead in Ohio: Derf Backderf On Kent State
He examines the anti-communist paranoia and the fear of local and state authorities in the wake of previous local clashes with the Students for a Democratic Society (and its violent Weather underground chapter), as well as the targeting of student organizations by FBI undercover agents.