- The London Book Fair Carries On
Curtis Brown agent Gordon Wise said the fair was “good” and “buzzy” and agreed that the quality of submissions was strong.Josh Getzler, an agent at Hannigan Salky Getzler, said he thought the show was “active and energetic,” especially on the deal-making front.
- Let’s Stop Writing Books About 'Girls'
When the #MeToo movement has hit even the children’s lit world with favorite authors being shunned from international organizations, dropped by agents and publishers, and erased from bookstore shelves nationwide, why is it okay that women are not the lead in their own stories but must somehow be
- Sister Morphine: Beth Macy
“If you were doing a movie about an agent, he would look like Peter: in the tiny suits, working a deal all the time,” she says.
- Navigating Middle Grade
That shiny gold Newbery sticker has propelled many middle grade books into the classics column for decades.In order to take a closer look at the middle grade category today, we spoke with a number of editors, agents, booksellers, and librarians to get their views on everything from how they
- Book Deals: Week of April 16, 2018
Agent Lynn Johnston, who has an eponymous shingle, represented the author, who covered the story for Cosmopolitan and, she said, was “one of the first” journalists to write about it for a national publication.
- Diversifying Middle Grade
To date, People of Color in Publishing teamed up with like-minded groups such as Latinx in Publishing to host professional development and networking events, and continues to seek out new programs and partnerships through the outreach efforts of its subcommittees.Books for the ResistancePublishers and literary 04/16/2018
- PEN Festival Guest Turned Away by U.S. Immigration
Abdel-Magied took to Twitter to explain her situation, adding that the CBP agents seized her phone and passport.She later followed up her string of tweets with a statement."
- Writing and Publishing Books for All Readers: The Third Annual Kweli Color of Children's Literature Conference
The Kweli Color of Literature Conference offered a full day of invigorating discussion and community building on Saturday, April 4, at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan.
- HC Signs Silva to Global Deal; Inks Jonasson Sequel
The Swedish publisher is Piratforlaget, and the agent is Carina Brandt at the Brandt New Agency in Barcelona.
- Book Deals: Week of April 9, 2018
George Lucas at Inkwell Management handled the U.S. sale on behalf of Mark Lucas at the London-based LAW Literary Agents.
- Open Book: A Good Book, a Great City, and a Dead Prostitute
“But with Ambrose Parry,” Scard says,“I became the sole agent in order to make the distinction.”Scard tells me that she and Dawnay knew Brookmyre was working on something but saw nothing until the couple sent in a few early chapters in February 2017.
- London Book Fair 2018: 30 Years After 'The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho is Still Making Magic
“Then there was the work of Monica Antunes, Coelho’s exclusive agent, who convinced some of the most important publishers in the world to publish the book.”And then, of course, there was the author himself, Pereira says.
- On Writing What You Know
Writing was fun again, and it seemed that in those years of rejection and rewrites, I’d learned to do it better.I got a new agent and the book sold in a two-book deal.
- International Hot Book Properties, Week of April 9, 2018
Pankoke, a former FBI agent, has been working on an investigation into what happened to the Frank family and, specifically, who revealed their location to the Nazis, as he thinks it was never adequately investigated or solved.
- New Digital Spanish-Language Bookstore Comes to U.S.
., it’s necessary to also take into account the local media and current events.To that end, Silva told PW exclusively, Libros in Español will also act as a literary agent for Hispanic U.S. authors of works in Spanish starting in autumn of 2018, and has already signed Gabriel