- Clive Cussler, Bestselling Adventure Author, Dies at 88
His best known character, Dirk Pitt, a marine engineer, government agent and sea adventurer, first appeared in the Mediterranean Caper in 1973; and was followed by Iceberg (1975), and Raise the Titanic!
- Publishers, Agents Scramble to Reschedule Bologna
“If we have to cancel, we can make up the business through our sub-rights agents.
- Rights Report: Week of February 24, 2020
Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired North American rights to You'll Be the Death of Me and a second untitled YA novel by Karen M.
- Book Deals: Week of February 24, 2020
Rob McQuilkin at Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents represented the author, who is a New Yorker contributor.
- Laura Lippman Finds Her Fighting Words
After some confusion, she followed a TSA agent’s instructions and got in another screening line, where a different agent asked her if she really needed to be there.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: February 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 54 self-published titles below.
- Mikel Jollett Crafts a Heartbreaking Memoir of Staggering Growth
I loved this memoir the way I have never loved a memoir.”Writer’s House senior agent Susan Golomb, who sent Raab Hollywood Park, first saw the manuscript in summer 2018.
- PubWest 2020 Looks Forward to a Diverse Future
Steve Wasserman, the publisher of Berkeley’s Heyday and a veteran literary agent and editor, agreed that small presses will help change the conversation, but objected to restricting the kinds stories writers are allowed to tackle.
- Fall 2020 Children's Sneak Previews
ABRAMSAbrams ties on an apron for Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki, in which resourceful neighbors collaborate to prepare a meal for their community; The Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns by Duncan Tonatiuh, a retelling of the pre-Colombian creation myth about the deity Quetzalcoatl, or the Feathe
- Hundreds Turn Out to Remember Sonny Mehta
Approximately 500 people filled the Celeste Bartos Forum at the New York Public Library on February 19 to celebrate the life of Sonny Mehta, the legendary editor-in-chief of Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, who died on December 30.Guests included authors, agents, book
- Former Knopf Assistant Sells Publishing Novel in Seven Figure Deal
When asked about the fact that The Other Black Girl surfaced as the controversy surrounding American Dirt put a fresh spotlight on the subject of diversity in publishing, the Sanford Greenburger agent admitted that what was happening in the background of the submission process came up in initial editorial
- Spring 2020 Children's Announcements: Publishers F-L
Fabled FilmsPippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun (Feb. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-26-2).
- Spring 2020 Children's Announcements: Publishers A-E
Abbeville SeriesWorld Soccer Legends welcomes Megan Rapinoe by Illugi Jökulsson (Apr. 28, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1368-6), ages 7–12.
- A Commitment to Proprietary IP
“If there is demand for a subject and not much is coming in from our agents and authors, we’ll develop it ourselves,” says Valerie Garfield, v-p and publisher of licensed and novelty publishing at Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
- 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).