- Spring 2020 Children’s Sneak Previews
ABRAMSAbrams hops into the barber’s chair for Lion Needs a Haircut by Hyewon Yum, in which a lion cub’s father helps calm his son’s anxiety about getting a trim; Paolo, Emperor of Rome by Mac Barnett, illus. by Claire Keane, featuring dachshund puppy Paolo, who explores Rome after escaping
- Spies and Special Ops: War & Military History 2019–2020
Books about undercover agents, the French Foreign Legion, the U.S.
- Life During Wartime: War & Military History 2019–2020
.), a treatise against what he sees as blind patriotism and war for war’s sake.The Liberation of Auschwitz at 75Forthcoming books preserve firsthand accounts of Nazi concentration camps.A Contrarian ViewThese titles challenge prevailing wisdom and hardened consensus to consider the necessities, mistakes, and tr
- Writers to Watch Fall 2019: Anticipated Debuts
“Once I started reading, I was instantly drawn in by his story of a family and the town that both defines and confines them,” says Colvin’s agent, Ayesha Pande.Race is similarly defining and confining for the Sebolts, one of whom passes as white after moving to Alabama.
- Book Deals: Week of July 15, 2019
Hocherman took North American rights, for six figures, to Worm from agent Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties.
- Thrillerfest XIV: The Crimes, They Are A-Changin
He also regaled the audience with the story of how he got his agent from a reporter he’d assigned to write about horse manure 15 years earlier—one Carl Hiaasen.Harlan Coben, the only author to have won the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, received the 2019 Silver Bullet Award, in
- The Liberation of Auschwitz at 75: War & Military History 2019–2020
According to Hachette, Cenziper, an investigative journalist at the Washington Post, gained “unprecedented access to federal agents, Nazi documents, and government records” to piece together her account of the hunt.Return to the main feature.
- Modern Warfare And Its Cost: War & Military History 2019–2020
Alec Bierbauer, an agent with the CIA who helped develop the Predator program, and retired Air Force colonel Mark Cooter, who previously operated drones for surveillance purposes, chronicle the risks they took and the rules they broke to meet the project’s deadline with Never Mind, We’ll Do It
- Dav Pilkey's Dog Man Takes to the Stage—and the Road
The musical is written by the Emmy-winning team of Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander and is directed and choreographed by Jen Wineman.Barbara Pasternack, artistic director of TWUSA, noted that she had talked in recent years to Pilkey’s agent, Amy Berkower at Writers House, about the possibili
- A Debut Middle-Grade Author's Life-Changing Tweet
On a whim, he decided to pitch his work-in-progress to literary agents through #DVPit, a Twitter hashtag created by agent Beth Phelan to amplify “marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing.”
- Spark Winners in the Spotlight
Macnalie hopes to find an agent and a publishing deal soon.
- Bookselling Tips from Children’s Institute 2019
The ABA’s seventh Children’s Institute, which took place June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, featured a number of educational panels and roundtables on the day-to-day business of children’s bookselling.
- Licensing Hotline: July 2019
Rebel Girls Extends Brand Through LicensingTimbuktu Labs’ Rebel Girls publishing and media brand has retained Brand Activation Consulting as its licensing agent for North America, while Rocket Licensing was recently signed as the rep for the U.K. and Eire.
- Macmillan Acquires Latina 'Who's Who' Children’s Book
She was literally my dream agent and I honestly couldn’t believe she was writing me.”
- Erin Morgenstern's Done It Again
There are masked balls, twisting tunnels, secret clubs, pirates, lost cities, lovers, and “ships that sail upon a starless sea.”The story of Morgenstern’s career begins with Richard Pine, her agent at Inkwell Management, finding the manuscript for The Night Circus in a blind submission.