- Bisi Adjapon's Searing American Debut
After this early success, an agent approached Adjapon and there was an interested editor, who was subsequently fired, and, she says, “That was that.”Discouraged, back in Ghana, Adjapon decided to publish in Nigeria.
- U.K. Authors Rally to Protect Copyright
s Publishers Association with the Society of Authors, the Association of Authors' Agents, and the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society.A version of this story initially ran in BookBrunch.
- Syrian Heat: PW Talks with David McCloskey
.), combines a tale of old-fashioned tradecraft in Syria with a taboo relationship between an American agent and a woman official who works deep inside the Assad regime.Why did you choose Syria as the setting for your first work of fiction?
- Authors Guild Diversity Webinar Asks: Can Book Publishing Change?
Lennertz said the slow increase in the number of senior executives of color, BIPOC creators, mentors, editors and agents, and conferences focused on the issue, “make me hopeful, even though there’s more work to do.”Moderated by librarian and activist Judy Allen Dodson, the second half of
- Pandemic Missed Connections: July 29, 2021
Knopf Books for Young ReadersOver the course of my years as an editor I’ve honed my pitch to agents, but my one weird, specific ask has always been the same: send me a time-travel novel that is so smart and fun I don’t get distracted by whether time travel is really possible.
- Religion News Briefs: July 28, 2021
Smith will lead marketing and brand strategies and be involved in acquisitions and author development for the imprint, with the goal, Paulson said, to “expand our reach into new markets and up-level our work with authors and agents.”
- Being There: Close-up on 'Allies: Real Talk About Showing Up, Screwing Up, And Trying Again'
Agent and author Marietta B.
- Print Manufacturers in Hong Kong and China Face Pandemic Chaos Head-On
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Book Deals: Week of July 26, 2021
PRH CEO Markus Dohle made the announcement, but the publisher declined to name the editor or agent involved with the acquisition.
- Reading Beyond Neurodivergent Stereotypes
Other neurodivergent writers may not be lucky enough to have agents who are neurodivergent, as my agent is—agents who will go to bat without hesitation when their clients get ableist rejections, even though doing so might impact their own careers.
- AAPI Voices Lead
Looking past the many stereotypes imposed on their communities, a broad range of Asian American and Pacific Islander authors are poised to deliver thoughtful, inspiring, and carefully rendered accounts of their history and contemporary life.
- Religion Book Deals: July 28, 2021
IVP’s associate editor Ethan McCarthy acquired world rights to the book, which was agented by Wolgemuth & Associates.
- Fall 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
Agent Moose is back on the case in Moose on a Mission by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Jess Bradley (Aug. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22222-0), ages 6–9.
- Fall 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers R-Z
Random HouseThis Is a Gift for You by Emily Winfield Martin (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1416-1) pays tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and reminds readers that the greatest gift we have is time spent together.
- Obituary: Floyd Cooper
One of his first tasks upon arriving in New York was to seek out representation and Cooper said that he credited his children’s book career to his first agent, artist representative Libby Ford, who got his portfolio seen at children’s book houses.