- Sharjah Grows As Deals Are Cut at Pre-Fair Publishing Conference
The 37th Sharjah International Book Fair flew in nearly 380 publishers and agents, up from roughly 200 last year, to the third largest of the United Arab Emirates for the pre-fair professional publishing conference.
- Shanghai Children’s Book Fair Looks to Capitalize on Growing Market
“We have sold at least 500 titles through our sub-agent CA-Link International since 2008,” said Kjoller, the director of rights, special sales, and international distribution.
- Q & A with E.D. Baker
I finally got it to the point where my agent, Victoria Wells Arms, and I like it.
- Spanish-Language Women Writers to Watch
Samantha Schnee, who is attending FIL on a fellowship for translators, got her start in publishing as the assistant to literary agent Andrew Wylie, which gave her front-row access to the careers of some of the most famous authors of the 20th century.Schnee abandoned a career in investment b
- Shanghai’s Children’s Fair Gets the Bologna Treatment
These include the BOP-Bologna Prize Lounge, featuring award recipients from 2013 to 2018; the Strega Prize Lounge, focusing on past winners and finalists of the award; the Asia Pacific New Entry Lounge, a collective space dedicated to selected groups of regional publishing houses; the New Literary
- Obituary: Kaylee N. Davis
Davis also worked as a literary agent at Screenland Literary Associates and cultivated her own business as a freelance publishing consultant.
- New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 5, 2018
This sequel to the YA novel Renegades finds Nova, a superpowered “prodigy,” embedded as a double agent among the Renegades (a powerful band of superheroes), covertly working toward destroying them and reviving the defeated Anarchists (a team of villains).
- Medallion Press Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
The technology, however, never gained much traction in the market.Since word of the bankruptcy started to spread, agents have been working to retrieve the publishing rights of their authors from the company.
- S&S Launches New Imprint, Avid Reader Press
Shapiro, Razzle Dazzle by Michael Riedel, and Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins.Elaborating on what the industry can expect from Avid Reader, S&S said the imprint will pay "especially vigorous attention to marketing and publicity, and collaboration with authors and agents."
- Book Deals: Week of October 29, 2018
The ICM Partners agent, who sold both memoirs, has a personal connection to both authors: the father-son pair of David and Nic Sheff.
- Writing out of Poverty: PW Talks with Stephanie Land
My agent, Jeff Kleinman, read it and sent me an email asking if I had a book in the works.
- Sohaila Abdulali Tells Stories of Survivors
She was less responsive to agents who called suggesting that she write a memoir.
- Licensing Hotline: October 25, 2018
Candlewick Connects with ‘Dot.’Candlewick Entertainment has secured world English rights for tie-ins based on the Jim Henson Company-licensed TV series Dot., which airs on Universal Kids and Hulu in the U.S.
- CBC Presents Inaugural Diversity Awards
Winners also included literary agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Beth Phelan, for her work reaching out to diverse authors and launching #DVPit, a Twitter pitch event for marginalized authors and books with minority characters; Crown Books for Young Readers v-p and co-publisher Phoebe Yeh, f
- Book Deals: Week of October 22, 2018
\tThe true crime book Hitman: The Art of Evil by journalist Andrea Galli, sold at auction to Rizzoli in Italy, in a deal handled by originating agent Vicki Satlow.