- Book Deals: Week of May 29, 2017
Agent Wendy Strothman, who has an eponymous shingle, brokered the sale; she described Adults as a candid work about Varoufakis’s “negotiations with European power brokers” and Talking as a letter from the author to his daughter “about capitalism.”
- Stephen Greenblatt on The Crazy Story of Creation
The principal difference was putting it in the genre of biography and taking the time to explain who these people were.”Greenblatt’s says that his agent, Jill Kneerim, “completely got” the idea of a book about how Elizabethan historical realities shaped Shakespeare’s art.
- How RBmedia Came to Life
“This acquisition means we have a very compelling story we can tell authors, agents, and publishers.”In addition to a catalogue of 30,000 proprietary audiobooks from its own publishing imprints, RBmedia partners with various publishers and content producers to offer a portfolio of digital media that in
- Publisher Jason Pinter Goes DIY Route for His New Novel
Pinter and his agent, Scott Miller at Trident Media Group, submitted the book to several publishers, before withdrawing it.
- ‘Claymates’: A Tale of Friendship by Two New Friends
Little, Brown editor Deirdre Jones was immediately smitten with Claymates when a colleague showed her the dummy, which had been submitted by an agent.
- In Brief: May 25, 2017
Here, Williams and her agent, Minju Chang of Book Stop Literary Agency, get ready to go snorkeling.Looking at Latino Authors Latinx in Publishing (LxP) hosted an event at the Simon & Schuster offices with the team members of the Atria imprint.
- Rich Green Up at ICM
Hillary Jacobson, Heather Karpas, and Zoe Sandler have all been promoted to agent in ICM's publications department in New York.
- New York Rights Fair Set for Spring 2018
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.
- Christian Fiction Keeps Its Allure
Publishing Christian fiction can pay, and pay big, but it’s harder than ever to succeed in the category, publishers say.
- Book Deals: Week of May 22, 2017
Smith did not use an agent in the deal.Bloomsbury Enters Culture Wars with Egginton Johns Hopkins University professor and author William Egginton (The Man Who Invented Fiction) sold North American rights to a new book, about the current strain of liberalism on college campuses, to Bloomsbury.
- Writing Duo Finds Success with Sci-Fi Space Opera
Both authors also already had agents who acted as consultants for the initial e-book.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers, May 2017
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 105 self-published titles below.
- Is Mass Market Dying, Or Just Evolving—Again?
"I remember when I first started in publishing people were saying the death of mass market was imminent.”
- An Entrepreneur’s Calling Card: Business Books 2017
Forthcoming releases from the company include Get Smarter Marketing by marketing consultant Jill Brennan, and The Art of Getting Everything by management consultant and mediator Elizabeth Suárez; both will be out in October.Diversion Publishing, which literary agent Scott Waxman launched in 2010, has mult
- Gun Safety Org Recruits Authors for Support
The Council will include over 130 writers, illustrators, editors, agents, and others in the publishing industry who, Everytown hopes, can “amplify the gun violence prevention movement through their words and through art.”The Authors Council’s first official action will take place next week, when it