- Rights Report: Week of September 24, 2018
Publication is planned for April 9, 2019, with an announced first printing of 75,000 copies; Julie Stevenson at Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents did the deal for U.S., Canadian, and open market rights.
- The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair
Aevitas Creative ManagementLate Bloomers by Rich KarlgaardU.S. publisher: Currency, Apr. 2019An entrepreneur and the publisher of Forbes magazine offers, per the agency, an exploration of “what it means to be a late bloomer in a culture obsessed with early success.”The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Ha
- Only in New England—And This Novel—Could Something Like This Happen
I’ve been a tremendous fan ever since I stumbled upon a galley of The Giant’s House, her debut novel, which went on to be a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award.Megan Lynch, editorial director at Ecco, who bought North American rights to Bowlaway from McCracken’s longtime agent, He
- Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 Preview
And this year, the LitAg, where agents and scouts conduct their business, will once again grow, featuring 528 tables, up from 500 last year, with 358 agencies from around the world.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: September 2018
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 87 self-published titles below.
- Book Deals: Week of September 24, 2018
Miller, a James Beard–winning author, did not use an agent in the deal, which was for world rights.
- Postwar Trauma: PW Talks with Anna Lee Huber
I was contemplating the nature of marriage during wartime, and the secrets we sometimes keep from those we love the most, when I stumbled upon the idea of making my heroine a Secret Service agent.
- Chad Post’s Open Letter Books Turns 10
Among those are translators, such as NEA fellowship recipient Will Vanderhyden; agents, such as Allie Levick, an assistant at Writers House Literary Agency; and editors, such as Kaija Straumanis, Open Letter’s editorial director.When asked to reflect on what winning the prize meant to him,
- International Hot Book Properties, Week of Monday, September 24, 2018
Oslo Literary Agency controls all rights to the book--Aschehoug Forlag in Norway is the originating publisher--which follows two parallel storylines, one about a Norwegian who became a Nazi double agent, and another about a Jewish family.
- Who Was William Cooper? The Man Behind One of the Most Controversial Books of Our Time
It takes balls to stand before a crowd night after night hawking fifth generation dupes of the Zapruder film, claiming the washed out images proved JFK was killed by the Secret Service agent driving the Presidential limousine, but Cooper did it for years.
- Simon Pulse Acquires YA Novel Inspired by 'Black Panther'
Realizing that her tale resonated with the publishing industry’s gatekeepers, she then decided to query in the traditional way her “dream list” of a handful of agents, including Robinson, whom she selected out of the several agents who responded to her query with offers to represent her.
- Third ‘Rebel Girls’ Book to Launch Today
“If Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls inspired the girls in your life through the daring deeds of many incredible women, I Am a Rebel Girl will help them train their rebel spirit, embrace their own potential with joy and determination and be agents of changes,” said chief creative officer
- Latinxs in Kid Lit Auction to Benefit Hurricane Maria Victims
To date, 26 authors and illustrators and two agents have committed to participate in the event, which will begin on September 20 and run for one week.
- Canadian Publishing 2018: A Strange Light Shines in Canada
Since announcing our initial slate of books and authors—form-blurring fiction by Max Porter, Sara Peters, and Amina Cain, and experimental memoir and nonfiction by Carmen Maria Machado, Anshuman Iddamsetty, and Madhur Anand—we’ve had an extremely heartening response from agents and others in the industry
- Canadian Publishing 2018: 25 Years of the Scotiabank Giller Prize
Giller glitter is as far reaching in the Canadian literary community as celestial dust, with publishers, editors, agents, and booksellers benefiting alongside the nominated authors.