- 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.
- Donne Forrest Remembered
Fiona Kenshole, partner and senior literary agent, Transatlantic AgencyI am so lucky to have known Donne—I first met her in the ’80s when she was on her first sales trip to London and I was a very young acquiring editor at A & C Black.
- The Week in Libraries: January 18, 2019
From the Wall Street Journal, yet another report on Amazon's growing power over the book business: “They aren’t gaming the system,” literary agent Rick Pascocello said.
- Licensing Hotline: January 2019
Ferly is the global licensing agent and oversees publishing worldwide; FanGirl recently signed on to handle consumer products in North America.
- Q & A with Henry Lien
In the Peasprout Chen series, Henry Lien introduces the titular character, a 14-year-old girl studying wu liu, or martial arts figure skating, in the fabled city of Pearl.
- Tundra's Narwhal Series Hits One Million Copies
This article has been updated to include information on Clanton's literary agent.
- Book Deals: Week of January 14, 2019
(Berkley said sales, of late, have been particularly strong; the most recent book in the series, Agent in Place, hit both the PW hardcover fiction and New York Times combined e-book and hardcover fiction bestseller lists, at #8 and #7, respectively.)