- Open Book: That Was the Week That Was
And since this is my inaugural column, and the first BookExpo I can remember when I wasn’t on lockdown in the pressroom, I’m considering 13 a lucky number.My goal with this new column is to expand PW’s reach into the future: to talk with editors, agents, publishers, and scouts a
- Obituary: Superagent Ed Victor Dies at 78
Ed Victor, a nonpareil among literary agents, has died.
- Four Questions with Sarah Dessen
My agent said to me, “This is YA,” and I said I didn’t know if it was.
- Obituary: Geoffrey Hayes
It was a wonderful 40-plus years of first working as his editor and then his agent—and friend—and to enjoy watching him hone his talent as both artist and writer.
- Religion Publishers Make New Connections, Raise Questions at BookExpo 2017
“We meet readers and do experiential marketing and can sell books— we still find value in the show, meeting passers-by and getting together with distributors, foreign publishers, booksellers, and media,” said Jon Graham, acquisitions editor for the publisher.Also offering reasons why religion publishers con
- BookExpo 2107: All Abuzz About Middle Grade
She also noted that the novel came to her from author-turned-agent Rebecca Stead, who works with The Book Group, and whose “empathy for resilient kids” Szabla trusts wholeheartedly.
- Book Deals: Week of June 5, 2017
Minotaur’s Hope Dellon struck the agreement with Little, Brown Book Group U.K.’s rights director, Kate Hibbert, and Fellowes’s agent, Caroline Michel at PFD.
- BookCon 2017: Back to Her Beginnings: Marie Lu
It’s the novel that helped her secure her agent back in 2007, though they weren’t able to sell the book at the time.
- Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers, May 28, 2017
The Fiction and Literature category of the iBooks store was pretty much unchanged on Apple’s latest charts, with Paula Hawkins and Margaret Atwood again taking slots one and two for, respectively, Into the Water and The Handmaid’s Tale.
- BookExpo 2017: Charlesbridge Debuts Teen Imprint
Although it took Weisenberg a little longer, closer to 18 months, the extra time paid off: the author received a positive response from agent Kerri Sparks in one week.
- BookExpo 2017: More, More, More at the APA Author Tea
The APA’s Public Relations Committee chair, Katie Punia, points to Penguin Random House’s audiobook of George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo, which featured a 166-person cast, including Saunders, his wife, children, agent, editor, and Penguin Random House staff, in addition to celebrity na
- BookExpo 2017: New York Rights Fair Gets Send-Off
The show will cover both adult and children’s content.According to the organizers, the fair will offer a unique venue for U.S. publishers and agents to network with their global counterparts in the publishing capital of the world.
- BookExpo 2017: Harlequin Branches Out with New Imprints
Another notable early acquisition is agent-cum-writer Neil Olson’s The Black Painting (Jan. 2018), a literary mystery involving a stolen work by the artist Francisco de Goya.Park Row Books, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises’ Mira Books, is a line of thought-provoking and voice-driven nove
- BookExpo 2017: Neil Olson: From Both Sides Now
Over a nosh with Neil Olson, legendary Donadio & Olson agent to such luminaries as Mario Puzo and Robert Stone, the new editorial director of Hanover Square Press, Peter Joseph, asked Olson what he was working on.
- ‘Little Excavator’ Continues Dewdney’s Literary Legacy
The editor knew that that time had arrived when Dewdney’s agent, Deborah Warren at East West Literary Agency, submitted Llama Llama Red Pajama to her.