- Spring 2018 Flying Starts: Jessica Love
Parker’s agent showed Love’s book to another agent, Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, and a match was made.
- Spring 2018 Flying Starts: Anat Deracine
She says that because “the book was in my head and wouldn’t let go,” she took time off from work and wrote the first draft in a month, initially writing in third person because she found writing in first person a stretch.Deracine attended a Writer’s Digest conference and pitched the story to
- Publishing Mentorship Program Focuses on Representation
“This was a lot like that.”Another alum, Wendolyne Sabrozo, who recently transitioned from a job at Atria Books to an assistantship to agent Johanna V.
- The Rise of Indie Audiobooks: An Interview with Scott Brick
He has a series about a guy of a suspect past who is also an agent for good—he tries to help people who can’t help themselves.
- Licensing Hotline: June 2018
Licensing agent Moxie & Co. granted rights for the Magnolia Bakery brand to HarperDesign for a cookbook and for the Hello Lucky art brand to Scholastic for a prompted activity journal about kindness....
- Religion Book Deals: June 27, 2018
Illustrators for both books are to be announced, and Hendey didn't use an agent.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: June 2018
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 85 self-published titles below.
- Open Book: Comeback Novel Spotlights the Haves and Have Nots
She sent a note: “I have a new manuscript, and I need an agent.”Hochman took a look.
- Why Anthony Bourdain Matters
He was my husband’s close friend and the three of us, with Bourdain’s agent, Kim Witherspoon, conceived of what would become Kitchen Confidential, which I published in 2000.
- Pay Yourself the Advance
Authors often wait on agents and editors for a couple of years before taking their next steps, but a $495 training program only needs 20 participants to gross $10,000 for the author—before the book is even finished.
- Fall 2018 Announcements: Romance & Erotica
Romance authors are making big changes this season, launching exciting series right and left—often with dramatic departures from their previous work.Top 10As Good as the First TimeK.M.
- Fall 2018 Announcements: Comics & Graphic Novels
Schrauwen collects short comics works that feature, among other things alien abduction, dialogue with future agents, and coded messages.First SecondMonk!
- Fall 2018 Announcements: Mysteries & Thrillers
Spies abound this season, from a young Shakespeare who serves the English cause in Venice to a contemporary Syrian boy who has vital information for MI6.
- Fall 2018 Announcements: History
The author of Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies follows Oleg Gordievsky (the son of two KGB agents), who turned against Soviet communism, started secretly working for MI6, and was eventually unmasked by Aldrich Ames—a CIA officer turned Soviet double agent.DoubledayOn Desperate
- Donald Hall Dies at 89
He also wrote a few plays and several essay collections, short story collections, and textbooks.Hall's death was announced by his literary agent, Wendy Strothman.