- In Brief: December 2, 2021
, Abrams), agents Regina Brooks and Erzsi Deak, and editors Sydnee Monday and Kait Feldman.Soaring SkywardTo celebrate the release of Cytonic (Delacorte), the third book in his YA Skyward series, Brandon Sanderson launched Dragonsteel Mini Con in Provo, Utah, which ran from November 22
- Q & A with Seth Fishman and Jessixa Bagley
You’re a literary agent in addition to an author.
- Reappearing Acts: R. Kikuo Johnson Has a New Graphic Novel
At the time, literary graphic novels were just getting recognized by the book publishing world, led by the clamor over Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (2004), Craig Thompson’s Blankets (2003), and Dash Shaw’s Bottomless Belly Button (2008)—all of which influenced Johnson’s career choices.When Thompson’s
- Children's Job Moves: November 2021
Tara Gonzalez has been promoted to agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, from associate agent.
- Book Deals: Week of November 29, 2021
Bonnier rights agent Johanna Lindborg handled the sale.Tyson Gets ‘Cosmic’ at HoltHolt’s Tim Duggan bought North American rights to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization.
- Dan Chaon's New Novel Confronts a Father's Sins
“He was the one who encouraged me to send my stories out.”Chaon’s agent, Renee Zuckerbrot at Massie & McQuilkin, had long admired his work, and when she met him at a festival in Paris he mentioned he might be looking for new representation.
- Dusapin, Espada, Lo, Miles, and Mott Win 2021 National Book Awards
She very movingly thanked her agent, Tanya McKinnon, and especially her editor, Molly Turpin, for her passion and dedication for the project, saying: "We both know this was a co-written book."
- Digitization and Content Creation in India Rolls On
There is no question that the pandemic has accelerated the pace of content digitization even as it has decimated revenues in both the digital solutions and publishing industries.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: End of November
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 72 self-published titles below.
- The Book Biz Learns to Embrace Our Diverse Reality
This is a reflection of the submissions I receive from agents and of my commitment—and that of Crown—to finding and publishing new BIPOC voices and building the BIPOC voices already on our list.
- Religion Book Deals: Nov. 24, 2021
Broadleaf Offers ‘Spiritual Refreshment’Senior editor at Broadleaf Adrienne Ingrum took world rights in an un-agented deal to Spiritual Refreshment from Newly Discovered Ancient Christian Texts by Natalie R.
- Facing Up to a Messy World
The press hears from authors and agents that people are feeling inadequate, that “they are just not enough—that they are not getting done what they set out to accomplish and are overworked and overwhelmed,” McGuire says.
- Malinda Lo Wins 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
“Thank you to my agent, Michael Bourret, for seeing the novel in that story and inspiring me to see it, too,” she said.
- Rights Report: Week of November 15, 2021
Stephanie Cohen at Inkyard Press has acquired world and audio rights to the Fateless trilogy by Julie Kagawa, a YA fantasy adventure that follows thieves guild member Sparrow and her comrades as they fight to save their city—and the entire desert empire—from the wrath of the Deathless King.
- Taking the Pulse of STEM/STEAM for Young Readers
Books with STEM and STEAM concepts at their core continue to be strong performers in the children’s book arena.