- #DVPit Connects NZ Author with Writers Community
After receiving almost 200 likes, 80 of which were from agents or editors, she sent out a first batch of 15 queries and sample pages.
- Children's Books for Spring 2019: All Our Coverage
Here, we speak with a number of diverse debut authors who landed agents through the Twitter pitch contest #DVPit.
- Abingdon Nabs Two Gift Books by Jen Hatmaker
“It challenges readers to simplify gift-giving: to focus on lasting gifts and quality over quantity.”Literary agent Mike Salisbury at Yates & Yates represented Hatmaker in the deal.
- Fall 2019 Children’s Sneak Previews
ABRAMSAbrams clears the floor for How Do You Dance?
- Q & A with Lizzy Mason
Then I wrote a paranormal story, which got me an agent, but it didn’t sell.
- Citing Social Media Controversy, Debut Author Delays Publication of YA Novel
Zhao’s agent, Peter Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media told PW, “I stand by Amélie and support her decision, and am excited to continue working together.”
- The Week in Libraries: February 1, 2019
“We’ve had progress,” Potash said, “but there is still a lack of hard, objective data and information to educate every publisher and every agent and every author that it is in their economic interests to appreciate, to leverage, and to love the channel of libraries and librarians.”
- Rights Report: Week of January 28, 2019
The first book is tentatively scheduled for early 2020; Jon Elek at United Agents brokered the deal.
- Writers to Watch Spring 2019: Anticipated Debuts
“That’s learned from his screenwriting days and shows in his ability to pull the rug out from under the reader.”Sam Copeland, Michaelides’s agent, concurs.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: January 2019
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 80 self-published titles below.
- Spring 2019 Audio Announcements
In a tale inspired by true events, a woman in 1946 Manhattan discovers an abandoned suitcase containing the photos of 12 heroic female secret agents who aided the war resistance in Europe, and sets out to learn the truth about them.The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grame
- Hell Hath No Fury Like This Debut Thriller
It took her nine years to write the book and get an agent.
- Jay Asher Sues SCBWI for Defamation
Asher's former agent, Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, dropped him as a client at the time, although his publisher did not.
- Children's Authors Cope with Award Season Jitters
Many editors and agents engage in the undersell.
- Dream Jobs: Spotlight on Simon & Schuster's Masters at Work Series
Simon & Schuster is launching the series in April with six titles on a range of very different careers: the three discussed above as well as Becoming a Hair Stylist by Kate Bolick, Becoming a Real Estate Agent by Tom Chiarella, and Becoming a Veterinarian by Boris Kachka.