- Book Deals: Week of July 3, 2017
Shotts took world rights and Kaminsky did not use an agent.
- Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Stephanie Garber
Choosing to see it as a chance for a fresh start, Garber embarked on a search for a new agent.
- Writers to Watch Fall 2017
The fault lies in the pressures being put on their relationship, even more than it does in either character.”Clare Alexander, Adebayo’s agent in the U.K.
- Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Ibi Zoboi
“I had already submitted to almost 40 agents,” Zoboi says, “but Ammi-Joan was closed to submissions so I never contacted her.”Paquette quickly sold American Street to Alessandra Balzer on the basis of the first 100 pages.
- Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Angie Thomas
Brooks Sherman of Janklow & Nesbit Associates, who is now Thomas’s agent, was holding a Q&A on Twitter, and Thomas wanted desperately to ask if her subject matter was appropriate for a YA novel.
- Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Tiffany Jackson
Landing an agent took time, Jackson says, because she “was originally looking for an agent for an adult book.”
- Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Paul Mosier
He queried an agent, Wendy Schmalz, who agreed to represent him if he made a few changes to the manuscript.
- Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Pablo Cartaya
A friend from those days, Jess Regel, moved to New York and eventually became an agent at Foundry Literary + Media.
- Gordon Lish Is Still Vibrant After All These Years
In those days I could look at a page of text and arrive at some kind of view of its qualities, its value.”Rarely if ever did Lish use readers, and it was many years before he dealt with agents.
- UNITE 2017: Reconfiguration, New Partnerships in the Works
“We came to reestablish relationships, look for new business, and connect with rights agents.”Curtis Riskey, president of the CBA since 2010, said the organization is not releasing official attendee or exhibitor numbers this year.
- Licensing Hotline: June 2017
S&S Gives the Green Light to CrayolaSimon & Schuster has secured the rights to publish preschool books under the Crayola brand.
- Q & A with Erin McCahan
I sold my first YA book with an agent, though that agent is no longer in the field.
- Fall 2017 Announcements: Politics & Current Events
The bestselling author takes a shot at predicting that the 2020s will bring a dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture.EccoBloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty by Melissa del Bosque
- Fall 2017 Announcements: Mysteries & Thrillers
Special agent Pendergast investigates. 250,000-copy announced first printing.Grove/Atlantic/MysteriousWolf’s Revenge by Lachlan Smith (Oct. 3, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0-8021-2707-5).
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: June 2017
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 78 self-published titles below.