- American Publishers Return to Cuba
This year’s publishing mission is looking to build on the relationships developed during the first publishing mission last year, which included a written memorandum of understanding between PW, Combined Book Exhibit and the Book Institute of Cuba to “promote "cooperation and understanding" between the U.S.
- Taipei Book Fair 2017: Taking the Pulse of Taiwan’s Book Market
Norton, an agent for well-known American houses and university presses, is seeing local institutions going back to purchasing print books instead of having digital subscriptions.
- Jonathan Matson, Agent, Dies at 67
Jonathan Matson, president of the Harold Matson Company literary agency in New York, died on January 31 of heart failure.
- Why the Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal Tarnishes the Publishing Industry
A total of 160 people, including S&S children’s book authors, illustrators, and agents, wrote to the president and CEO of Simon & Schuster, Carolyn Reidy, imploring her to reconsider publishing the book.
- Spring 2017 Audio Announcements
Special agents Davenport and Coppola are on the trail of the depraved criminal who illegally “adopted” two girls from their addict mother in exchange for drugs.The Force: A Novel by Don Winslow (June, unabridged CD, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-5046-8060-8).
- Book Deals: Week of February 6, 2017
Atria plans to publish the novel in spring 2018.Acevedo Brings Historical Novel to EuropaMichael Reynolds, editor-in-chief of Europa Editions, bought world English rights to The Milk Brother by Chantel Acevedo in a deal arranged by Stéphanie Abou of Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents.
- New Publishers Give Readers More Choices
Unable to find an agent or publisher, Rodriquez enlisted Stein to start Lil’ Libros in 2014, and the two have steadily expanded the business.Rodriquez acknowledges the two had a sometimes-rocky start.
- PW Sets Rights Marketplace for London Book Fair
The new initiative is a dedicated section in the three London Show Dailies that will feature listings of rights for sale from agents and publishers.
- Fall 2017 Children’s Sneak Previews
ABRAMSAbrams double-checks the blueprints for Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts, featuring STEM and design projects and activities inspired by Beaty and Roberts’s picture books; I Am Peace by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter Reynolds, modeling a
- Q & A with Jeff Giles
I showed about 75 pages of my manuscript to an agent who had said to me once, “If you ever write anything, I’d like to see it.”
- Children's Job Moves: January 2017
Hannah Allaman has been named assistant editor, from editorial assistant.Susan Hawk will join Upstart Crow Literary as an agent on February 1; she ws formerly with the Bent Agency.Lori Kilkelly at Rodeen Literary Management has been promoted to senior agent, from agent.Penguin Young Readers Gr
- Licensing Hotline: January 2017
JLK Brand is the new licensing agent for author-illustrator Sandra Magsamen’s lifestyle brand.
- Lit Agencies Call for Submissions from Muslim Writers
Agents involved in the call as of the issuing of the statement include: Laura Biagi of the Jean V.
- The Full Text of 'Bad Feminist' Author Roxane Gay’s WI12 Speech
People of color are underrepresented editorially, in book marketing, publicity, and as literary agents.
- Survival Stories: Sara Zarr
Zarr’s agent, Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, instead sold it to Brown at Balzer + Bray in a two-book deal.