- Bologna Confirms 2018 NYC Rights Show
At the Bologna Children’s Book Fair today, BolognaFiere, the organizer of the event as well as 75 other trade shows around the world, announced plans to start a new trade show focused on rights and licensing in New York City in spring 2018.According to BolognaFiere, the aim of the show is
- Ask the Editor: When to Stop Revising
If she thinks it’s ready to send to your agent, or to send out to prospective agents, then it probably is.If you have a question for the editor, please email Betty Sargent.Betty Kelly Sargent is the founder and CEO of BookWorks.
- Global Kids Connect: A Star-Studded Party
Capping the conference was a party for PW’s just-published Children’s Starred Reviews Issue; many local authors and illustrators whose books were featured in that issue were in attendance, along with many publishers and agents.
- Short Takes
Talking of Ed Victor, his diet book The Obvious Diet, which helped the burly agent lose 30 pounds in six months, was bought at auction by Arcade's Jeannette Seaver, who took U.S. rights from Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown U.K.
- PW: Powerful Media Start-Up Eyes Book Industry
The editor of Inside.com's Books section is Sara Nelson, formerly with Oxygen.com and a cofounder of the AOL and Web-based book information site Book Report.The Book Tracker database will be searchable in a variety of ways and will track 15 categories of data, including agent, editor a
- Frankfurt Updates Hall Plan, Adds Audiobook Focus
The most important change this year is the fair's decision to move the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) from Hall 6 to the Festhalle, where it will reside at least through 2020.
- NYT's 'Anonymous' Trump Official to Publish with Twelve
The agents, whose firm is based in Washington, D.C., added, confidently, that the book will be "the publishing event of the year."
- Lepucki Sells Sophomore Novel to Crown
According to Lepucki's agent, Erin Hosier at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner, overall sales for the book currently total just under 75,000 copies.
- Little City Books to Open in Hoboken
And she knows the store will have a large children’s section, including YA, which Morgen agents.
- AlAmmar's 'Pact' to Borough Press Following Open Call for Muslim Authors
This month, a writer who secured an agent through that call has now signed a book deal.The U.K.'
- Short Takes
Agent Michael Carlisle at Inkwell made the North American sale, and the title will lead the Basic catalogue next spring.
- Mystery Notes
Brew and his faithful border collie, Jessie, soon get on the trail of federal agents who have no business meddling in the lives of the locals.
- Self-Published Guardsman Lands Deal with NAL
Tupper's path to authordom is, according to his new agent, Doug Grad, one of those serendipitous publishing stories.
- PW: Bonded By Words
Agnes Krup, an independent agent specializing in foreign rights, has sold the forthcoming book, under the title The Surgeon of Crowthorne, in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Holland and Japan.
- Dealmaker in Book Deal
Free Press publisher Martha Levin announced the buy, which was made from agent Christy Fletcher at Carlisle & Company by executive editor Bill Rosen.