- Children’s Authors Share Their Favorite Childhood Books
Lois LowryMy mother read The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to me when I was eight or nine.
- Children's Job Moves: November 2015
Kathi Gadow has been promoted to sales coordinator, online and digital sales; she was previously sales assistant.Sara Sciuto has been promoted to agent at Fuse Literary; she was previously associate agent.Allison Judd has joined Random House Children's Books as publicist; previously she was publicity
- African-American Interest Adult Titles, 2015-2016
., paper $7.99) by Raven Scott follows a trio of handsome elite government agents who take on the jobs that the police cannot—and find romance along the way.If Your Wife Only Knew (Jan., paper $9.95) by Cydney Rax delivers a sexy tale of a doubting wife, a seduct
- African-American Publishing, 2015
While university presses have focused on acquiring black-interest nonfiction—materials by and about African-Americans and the African diaspora—for scholarship and course adoptions, many academic presses also look to the trade book market to sell their lists.
- Religion Scholars, Academic Publishers Meet in Atlanta
Also creating a buzz was the move of Bart Ehrman (How Jesus Became God) from long-time publisher HarperOne to Simon & Schuster; Ehrman’s agent, Roger Freet of Foundry Literary + Media, had been his editor at HarperOne.
- Authors Rally 'Round Ninja Day
And I found myself sketching ninjas chasing Santa, and then came up with a story about them, and went on to find an agent and a publisher.”Pingk will celebrate this year’s Ninja Day with an appearance at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, and Rosen-Schwartz and Tarpley will
- Current Representations of American Indians in Children's Publishing
November is Native American Heritage month, which offers a timely reason to take a look at the status of representation of American Indians in children’s literature, one of the least represented groups in publishing, according to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s ongoing survey on the representation of p
- YA Debut Gets Six-Figure Deal, Sold to 16 Territories and Jerry Bruckheimer
“Every morning I wake up to more exciting e-mails,” said his agent, Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.The buzz that those foreign sales generated ignited interest from Hollywood.
- New Titles From Self-Publishers, November 2015
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 105 self-published titles listed below, with descriptions provided by their authors.
- PW Talks with Global Kids Connect Speaker Annie Stone
Interestingly, despite the many online channels we now have for talent discovery (including our manuscript submissions program, The Collaborative), the most successful way we find new writers continues to be through conversations – with current writers about their writing friends who may be interested, and
- Young People's Literature at the 2015 National Book Awards: A Photo Essay
Our photographer caught up with the authors (and their editors) who were nominated in the Young People's Literature category, and captured the winner’s moment of triumph.All photos by Nancy Crampton.Finalist Laura Ruby (Bone Gap, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray) with her editor, Jordan Brown.Final
- Neal Shusterman Wins 2015 NBA for Young People's Literature
He also thanked other editors he was worked with, including David Gale and Stephanie Owens Lurie, as well as his longtime agent, Andrea Brown.Shusterman gave a powerful speech about the origins of his novel, which he traced back when his son Brendan was in the second grade.
- 2015 National Book Awards Go to Johnson, Coates, Lewis, and Shusterman
“Like you, I’m here because I love books, even the agents here love books,” said Borowitz as the crowd erupted in laughter.Also during the ceremony, executive director of the National Book Foundation Harold Augenbraum, who is retiring this year, took the stage to clear one thing up:
- New Owner for Candlemark & Gleam
After the transition is well established, we'll open back up to receiving agented and un-agented manuscript proposals, although we don't have a timeline for this at present."
- Rights Report: Week of November 16, 2015
Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; Diana Fox of Fox Literary brokered the deal for world rights; Julie Kane-Ritsch at the Gotham Group is the co-agent representing film/TV rights.Wendy Lamb at Random House acquired Perijee & Me, the U.S. debut of U.K. author Ross Montgom