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It recently assigned The Joester Loria Group as its U.S. agent.
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Tracey Adams at Adams Literary was the agent.
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“We developed this model with authors, agents and publishers from the beginning,” he said.
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\t \tIn a poignant note at the writers’ gathering, many industry professionals expressed sadness at the death on Sept. 10 of veteran agent Lee Hough of Alive Communications.
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Agent Deborah Grosvenor, of Grosvenor Literary, handled the sale.
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“International editors and scouts have been looking more and more toward what will be published in other languages besides English, said Marleen Seegers, owner and foreign rights agent at 2 Seas Agency.
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The book was pitched by her agent as Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before “stranded on a deserted island.”
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After receiving almost 200 likes, 80 of which were from agents or editors, she sent out a first batch of 15 queries and sample pages.
Matthew Snyder co-agented.
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Agent, Evan Marshall.
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A film deal would cap an already happy month for Mlynowski: lit agent Laura Dail recently sold Spellbooks & Sleeping Bags, the third in her YA Bras & Broomsticks series, to Random House for a six-figure advance.
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Polk, Fonda Lee, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia—usually find their success with American agents and at American or U.K. publishers.Short speculative fiction, on the other hand, is flourishing in Canada, and it is diverse.
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One did find some empty spaces, for a number of agents had canceled, and some made do with reduced staffs.