- New Titles from Self-Publishers: July 2019
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 59 self-published titles below.
- Publishizer Is Building an International Virtual Agency
Can a nomadic Australian tech entrepreneur transform literary agenting?
- After Tor Experiment, Macmillan Expands Embargo on Library E-books
In a July 25 memo (addressed to authors, illustrators, and agents), Sargent not only delivered the news of Macmillan's library e-book changes, he basically called out libraries for depressing author payments.
- Licensing Hotline: July 23, 2019
HarperCollins Travels to Denali with 'Molly' HarperCollins is publishing tie-ins to Molly of Denali, the new PBS series for children 4-8, the first nationally distributed children’s TV show to feature a Native American lead character.
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers A-E
AbbevilleSeriesColleen Carroll’s How Artists See relaunches with How Artists See Animals: Mammal Fish Bird Reptile (Sept. 17, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1348-8) and How Artists See Families: Mother Father Sister Brother (Sept. 17, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1349-5), ages 6–12
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and GirouxSomething for You by Charlie Mylie (Nov. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31235-0).
- Nic Stone: A Different Sort of Jackpot
It was the first series I finished where I thought, ‘Maybe I can write a book.’ ”Stone’s first attempt, however, was terrible, she says, and her second was not even a book yet when she sold it on proposal in a two-book deal to Phoebe Yeh at Crown.Stone’s agent, Rena
- This Week's Bestsellers: July 22, 2019
Chain ReactionAdrian McKinty, an Edgar Award–winning author whose Belfast crime novels weren’t paying the bills, was about to give up on writing, when an agent suggested that he try setting his next book in America.
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers F-L
Fabled FilmsSeriesGrow & Read Early Readers, Level 1, adds The Nocturnals: The Tasty Treat by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-29-3), ages 4–6.FamiliusPhysics Animated!
- Koontz Inks Multibook Deal with Amazon Publishing
He added: "The times are changing, and it’s invigorating to be where change is understood and embraced.”His agents at Inkwell, Pine and Witherspoon, added that, while Koontz has been incredibly successful--they noted that he has sold over 500 million copies--more is possible.
- RB Media Launches New Politics Imprint, Kalorama
“We want agents who are representing nonfiction politics clients to knock on our door because we have a good marketing strategy,” he said.
- What Draws Carter Wilson To the Dark Side
Really dark.I got an agent with that first book, but it didn’t sell, nor did the three after that.
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers R-Z
Random HouseAll Kinds of Families by Suzanne Lang (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49940-7) pays tribute to nontraditional family structures.
- Audible's Captions Program Stirs Copyright Fears in Lit Community
“There are real copyright issues here and authors, publishers, and agents should review and clarify their positions,” said Dominique Raccah, CEO of Sourcebooks.
- Panorama Project Pivots, Taps New Project Leader
Citing the "disheartening" recent changes in library e-book and digital audio terms, Potash told PW that Panorama will also also reach out directly to authors and agents about to how libraries impact their work, and to involve them in the project.