- Licensing Hotline: May 2019
When MetroStar Media took over U.K. licensing in 2016—it is now the lead agent for the property and named Spotlight to the sub-agent role—the first order of business was to expand the property into apparel.
- Q & A with Jasmine Warga
The book was due in two weeks, but I sent my idea to my agent and editor, and both were on board with me completely scrapping and rewriting the book in verse.What did that rewriting process look like?
- Star Watch: Keeping Up with Gabriella Page-Fort
“There’s no question this work gets easier with experience,” said Page-Fort, explaining that each book has new things to teach her about how to reach readers.The Star Watch win is something that not only helped Page-Fort gain the attention of editors and agents, such as Japanese agent05/21/2019
- D-Day Remembered and Reimagined
Guiet’s father, Jean Claude Guiet, was an American agent assigned to occupied France during WWII.
- Street Noise Books Readies a New Line of Nonfiction Graphic Books
SNB will also release Stupid Black Girl: Essays from an American African Living in New York by Aisha Redux with art by Brianna McCarthy, a collection of narrative essays.The initial list of titles did not come through agents and Frances is working with authors to develop the list.
- Some Pig: A Filmmaker-Turned-Author Shares Stories from a Regenerative Farm
After meeting the Chesters and viewing their films about the individual farm animals (including Saving Emma, Worry for Maggie, about one of their dairy cows; and The Guardians, about the farm’s sheepdogs), literary agent Cathy Hemming contacted Jean Feiwel, senior v-p and publisher at Macmi
- BookExpo 2019: Children’s Galleys to Grab
AlgonquinGalleys to look for include The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz, in which the sole heir of the Dark Lord Elithor, 12-year-old Clementine Morcerous, has been groomed since birth to be Evil Overlord; How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian, about a young woman’s journey to
- Watching the Stars: Spotlight on Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly
She is obsessed with stars, so when her agent pitched the concept along with Haring's illustrations, she was instantly hooked.
- Book Deals: Week of May 13, 2019
Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group brokered the deal.For more children’s and YA book deals, see our latest Rights Report.Correction: This piece initially reported that Meredith Barnes was the agent on the Nayeri deal; it was Volpe.
- Cara Wall's New Book Keeps the Faith
I love ensemble pieces and was riveted from the beginning.”For her part, Wall says she was ready to find an agent.
- Hotel Bohemia: PW Talks with Fiona Davis
I read Howard Blum’s wonderful In The Enemy’s House, a nonfiction account of FBI agents trying to break the codes of Russian spies.
- Q & A with Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña
Quintero: When my agent, Peter Steinberg, sent out the book it went to auction—there were six editors interested.
- BISG Annual Meeting Tries to Make Sense of the Supply Chain
At one time, she noted, “audio rights were no big deal, but interest in audio has spiked.”Ginger Clark, a literary agent at Curtis Brown, cited the popularity of podcasts and the rise of podcast deals as evidence that consumers are moving from reading books to listening to books.
- Building Better Monsters: PW Talks with Maureen Callahan
He benefited enormously, and this is something even agents on this case didn’t know before: serial killers often learn from the good guys.
- Publishing Industry Mourns the Death of Rachel Held Evans
We are proud to be the publisher of several of Rachel Held Evans’ books, and our thoughts are with Dan and their children.”Rachelle Gardner of Books and Such Literary, who worked as Evans’s agent, reflected on the author’s “strong mind and her bravery in calling out injustice” in a statemen