- Ask the Editor: What to Look for in an Editor?
They are clear about what they expect from you (their fees, preferred method of communication, deadlines) and what you can expect from them (a professional manuscript ready to be submitted to agents).Where to you find these top editors?
- Book Deals: Week of April 29, 2019
Editor Kishani Widyaratna acquired the U.K. and Commonwealth rights from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein, in association with Renee Zuckerbrot at Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents.
- Has Stephen Chbosky Written Another Generation-Defining Novel?
I’m always fishing around for books for this column, and, at the National Book Awards ceremony in November, I was sitting next to agent Eric Simonoff, who told me: “Imaginary Friend.”
- Is Aging a Disease?: PW Talks with Louise Aronson and David Sinclair
Rather than targeting ailments one at a time, as we do now, researchers are developing agents that lower the risk of many diseases as well as age-related conditions, including frailty.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: April 2019
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 102 self-published titles below.
- Obituary: Sharon Hancock
Agent Steven Malk called her “one of the best ever.”
- The Mystery Writers Have Their Night
Klinger’s Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s (Pegasus Books); that volume contained five full novels, including Earl Derr Biggers’ House Without A Key, featuring Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan, who was created at a time when racism against that community - and others- was rampant
- Licensing Hotline: April 2019
Little Bee Heads to Riverdale Little Bee has acquired the rights to publish children’s books tied to the world of Archie Comics.
- Q & A with Rebecca Solnit
But I felt like it had come out pretty well, so I sent it to Frances Coady, my agent.
- Religion Book Deals: April 24, 2019
Tentatively titled The Gathering Table and scheduled for publication in October 2020, the book will feature photography and tips on how to intentionally gather loved ones for celebrations of every day life, according to agent Blythe Daniel of The Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc., who represented the auth
- Q & A with Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox
But, I think Heather really gave me the courage to actually go for it and send work out to try to find an agent.
- Q & A with Hafsah Faizal
Many authors have found their agents through #DVPit, and everyone has a great story.
- Book Deals: Week of April 15, 2019
The author is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Edgar, but his agent, Shane Salerno of the Story Factory, said, “This very clearly is his breakout book.”
- Middle Grade 2019 Growth Spurts
“And then there are instances where, for example, with The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner, it did not come illustrated and there wasn’t any indication in the pitch that the author or the agent had any expectation of it being illustrated,” Geffen recalls.
- Q & A with Ann Patchett
Whenever I write a children’s book—actually, every three or four days I write a children’s book—I send it to Robin, which my agent and my publisher find a little confusing.