- Life, Lust, and Science in Arlene Heyman’s Debut
Everyone said the novella should be a novel, but in the meantime there were short stories—and many agents.
- Philip Stead Gives Zolotow Story a New Look and Life
The illustrator weaves a novel visual thread and an intergenerational component into Zolotow’s storyline, in which a girl explores her garden during the changing seasons, by introducing a second character, an older woman who shares the young heroine’s delight in nature as they watch the birds, fly a kit
- Licensing Hotline: March 2020
New Directions for Fox ChapelFox Chapel Publishing is taking on a new role as a licensing agent.
- Q & A with Pete Oswald
Well, I have to give a shout-out to Kirsten Hall, my agent.
- Coronavirus Updates: Impact on Children's Books
Rowling Releases First Serialization of New Story OnlineMay 21· Candlewick Launches Online Summer ‘Camp’ · Beth Bacon’s ‘Covid-19 Helpers’ E-Book Wins Global Health Award· In Support of Indie Bookstores, Dozens of Illustrators Send A
- Macmillan Abandons Library E-book Embargo
“There are times in life when differences should be put aside,” reads a brief memo from Macmillan CEO John Sargent addressed to librarians, authors, illustrators, and agents.
- Q & A with Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade
When I showed it to my agent , she said, “Could you think about maybe making it more lyrical?”
- Book Deals: Week of March 16, 2020
Clive Priddle bought the book from London-based agent Georgina Capel in a simultaneous deal with William Collins, a division of HarperCollins UK.
- COVID-19: Ongoing List of Cancellations
Publishers Weekly is maintaining a list of canceled events, impacted book industry functions and policies, and more on this list as a resource for navigating the new coronavirus and its impact on the industry.
- Indie Publishers Adapting to Coronavirus Outbreak
Over the weekend Binc announced a fundraising match up to $12,500, provided by Writers House agent Steven Malk and Beacon Press.
- The 'Poets and Writers' Editors Have Some Writing Tips for You
Talk to any agent or editor, in New York City or elsewhere, and they’ll all say the same thing.
- Indie Bookstores Begin Temporary Closures
“We have a responsibility to our staff in particular that we're not taking lightly, but if we shut down, I'm not sure how we can fulfill that responsibility,” she said.The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) reassured booksellers that the organization is able to provide limited financial
- Authors Guild Unveils New Model Trade Book Contract
“While it’s unlikely you or your agent will be able to convince some publishers to remove such a clause from the contract completely, we suggest some language and provisions that would reduce the risk of a publisher exercising it without true cause.”In developing the new contract, the Guild receive
- Bologna Children's Book Fair Is Canceled
BolognaFiere has therefore taken the difficult decision to wait no further and act now to enable all the professional community awaited – publishers, authors, illustrators, designers, digital content creators, agents, licensors, licensees – to rethink your plans."
- Coronavirus Leads to Smaller AWP Conference
Literary agent Jeff Kleinman from Folio, who joined the AWP board earlier this year, said that going forward, he hoped to help AWP forge closer relationships with all the stakeholders in publishing and literary ecosystem, from magazines and film, to public relations and video game companies.