- A House Author Gets His Due
There are various bruising anecdotes about William Kent Krueger’s career arc as a novelist that will ring true to many a struggling writer: the early rejections by literary agents (there were 36); the paucity of crowds on those first bookstore appearances (where, he recounted, it wasn’t unu
- Book Deals: Week of October 14, 2019
The novel, which wound up in Heller’s hands after the agent responded to an unsolicited pitch, is about an accusation of date rape that unmoors a New England family.
- What’s an Influencer Worth to Books?
So how about it, agents and editors?
- From Unsolicited to Sold: Debut Novel 'A Kindness' Draws High Six Figures
., didn't even have a literary agent.
- Apple Books Bestsellers: John Sanford Is #1
Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills and Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3.
- Apple Books Category Bestsellers, October 6, 2019
Lethal Agent (Unabridged) by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn (Simon & Schuster Audio) 8.
- The On-Sale Calendar: January 2020
Hunt (Tor Books, $17.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-250-30463-2).January 21American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books, $26.99; ISBN 978-1-250-20976-4). 500,000 copies.Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis (William Morrow Paperbacks, $15.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-06-289780
- Wendy Lamb Starts a New Chapter
“This happened with Bud, Not Buddy and When You Reach Me, and I found both authors’ first books in unconventional ways—not through agents.”The editor encountered Curtis’s work when he entered The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 in the Delacorte Press Prize for a First YA Novel contest for which she
- Yoon's Adult Debut, 'Version Zero,' Creates Pre-Frankfurt Scramble
Putnam's Sons for a sum rumored to be in the mid-six-figure range, after an eight-editor auction.Mark Tavani at Putnam nabbed North American rights in the deal from agent Josh Getzler at HSG Agency, who represented Yoon (the husband of bestselling, and National Book Award-nominated,
- Book Deals: Week of October 7, 2019
Arnett’s agent, Serene Hakim at Ayesha Pande Literary, said the first novel, Samson, examines “motherhood, expectations, and toxic masculinity within a queer household.”
- Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Fiction
In the U.S., Irina, now engaged to a male agent but in love with Sally, dresses as a nun and places copies of Dr.
- Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Nonfiction
Biographies & MemoirsFrom mothers and lovers to rock stars and inmates, here is a delightfully eclectic group of biographies and memoirs.EdisonEdmund Morris (Random House)ISBN 978-0-8129-9311-0, $38Inspiration and perspiration prodigiously unite in this sweeping biography of one of America’s greatest inventors
- U.S. Comics Publishers Tap a Rich Vein of Eurocomics
“There’s so many good GNs published across the pond, there’s room for everyone," he said.Formed in 2015, Europe Comics, a consortium of 13 European publishers organized by European foreign rights agent Mediatoon (which also owns major French comics publishers Dargaud and Dupuis) makes foreign
- Therese Anne Fowler Is Looking Forward
We just had our fourth anniversary.”Today, Kessel and her agent are Fowler’s trusted first readers.
- PWedu’s Christian Publishing Summit: Lessons Learned from Top Christian Social Channels
Other sessions include “Discoverability: Retail Strategies in a Time of Transition for Christian Publishing,” “A Marketer’s Lesson on How to Serve Diverse Audiences,” and “Lessons from Literary Agents in the Christian Sphere.”The sessions explore each topic from multiple angles and offer valuable insight that