- Coates’s ‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ to Be Published by Historic Black Press in France
In a gesture of support for independent black publishing in France, National Book Award–winner Ta-Nehisi Coates and his U.S. publisher, One World, have released the French edition of his bestselling We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy through Editions Présence Africaine, a historic
- Book Deals: Week of October 8, 2018
The linked tales in the book, per Card’s agent, Monica Odom at Liza Dawson Associates, “incorporate elements of gothic fiction and Jamaican folklore.”
- The On-Sale Calendar: March 2019
MARCHMarch 5Piety & Power by Tom LoBianco (Dey Street Books, $26.99; ISBN 978-0-06-286878-7). 125,000 copies.Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt Och Dag (Atria Books, $27; ISBN 978-1-5011-9677-5). 100,000 copies.Era of Ignition by Amber Tamblyn (Crown Archety
- International Hot Book Properties, Week of October 15, 2018
Italian Sale for True Crime Book The true crime book Hitman: The Art of Evil by journalist Andrea Galli, sold at auction to Rizzoli in Italy, in a deal handled by originating agent Vicki Satlow.
- The On-Sale Calendar: January 2019
Martin’s Press, $28.99; ISBN 978-1-250-17991-3).Through Fiery Trials by David Weber (Tor, $28.99; ISBN 978-0-7653-2559-4).January 15Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace by Laurence Leamer (Flatiron Books, $27.99; ISBN 978-1
- Thrills and Chills in Texas
But in Gardiner’s thriller, it’s a chase between rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix and a Ted Bundy–inspired killer.
- Fantasy’s Far Horizon: Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018–2019
Banker’s Upon a Burning Throne (HMH/Adams, Apr. 2019), which will be his first U.S. publication in years, the author queried “several hundred agents,” he says, and submitted to dozens of publishers and editors in the U.S.; he landed with John Joseph Adams three years ag
- Pete Souza: Obama’s Chief Photographer Throws Shade At Trump
One day I sent an email to my book agent and I said, “I want to go all in on this.
- Book Deals: Week of October 1, 2018
The work of narrative nonfiction, per Chang’s agent, Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management, is about four royals of the Renaissance: Catherine de Medici, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth Tudor, and Elisabeth de Valois.
- Children's Job Moves: September 2018
Sarah Creech has been promoted to art director for Simon Pulse, from associate art director.Laurel Symonds has joined the Bent Agency as a literary agent; most recently she was associate marketing manager at Albert Whitman & Company.Lara Perkins has been promoted to agent at the Andrea Bro
- Children’s Book Council Debuts Diversity Awards
Beth Phelan: In addition to championing diverse voices through her work as an agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary, Phelan created #DVPit in 2016—a Twitter pitch event that shines a light on emerging authors of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
- Agents to Relocate at Frankfurt in 2019
Various halls at the Frankfurt Messe will be under construction in the coming year, forcing the Frankfurt Book Fair to reconfigure where some exhibitors and participants will work when the annual event is held in October 16-20, 2019 Initially, the most impacted part of the fair will be the
- Religion Book Deals: September 26, 2018
Brafman Lands at ZondervanZondervan’s associate publisher and executive editor Ryan Pazdur took world rights from agent Mark Sweeney to Starfish and the Church: Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Your Entire Team by Ori Brafman (with Christian authors Lance Ford and Rob Wegner).
- Q & A with Jonathan Auxier
Since the publication of his first novel, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, starring a blind 10-year-old orphan who is a skilled thief, Pittsburgh-based author Jonathan Auxier has been crafting magic-infused and adventurous middle-grade novels that have earned accolades and landed on bestseller lists.
- ACFW 2018 Sharpens Focus on Author Training and Support
“It’s the beginning of a relationship, either between an author and editor or an author and an agent—and authors can understand just how far they have to go to get a contract.”Publishers and agents also use the conference as a place to hold meetings, network, scout new talent, and