- Why Anthony Bourdain Matters
He was my husband’s close friend and the three of us, with Bourdain’s agent, Kim Witherspoon, conceived of what would become Kitchen Confidential, which I published in 2000.
- Pay Yourself the Advance
Authors often wait on agents and editors for a couple of years before taking their next steps, but a $495 training program only needs 20 participants to gross $10,000 for the author—before the book is even finished.
- Open Book: Comeback Novel Spotlights the Haves and Have Nots
She sent a note: “I have a new manuscript, and I need an agent.”Hochman took a look.
- Fall 2018 Announcements: Romance & Erotica
Romance authors are making big changes this season, launching exciting series right and left—often with dramatic departures from their previous work.Top 10As Good as the First TimeK.M.
- Fall 2018 Announcements: Comics & Graphic Novels
Schrauwen collects short comics works that feature, among other things alien abduction, dialogue with future agents, and coded messages.First SecondMonk!
- Fall 2018 Announcements: Mysteries & Thrillers
Spies abound this season, from a young Shakespeare who serves the English cause in Venice to a contemporary Syrian boy who has vital information for MI6.
- Fall 2018 Announcements: History
The author of Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies follows Oleg Gordievsky (the son of two KGB agents), who turned against Soviet communism, started secretly working for MI6, and was eventually unmasked by Aldrich Ames—a CIA officer turned Soviet double agent.DoubledayOn Desperate
- Donald Hall Dies at 89
He also wrote a few plays and several essay collections, short story collections, and textbooks.Hall's death was announced by his literary agent, Wendy Strothman.
- Fall 2018 Announcements: Literary Fiction
This fall’s fiction has works by bestsellers and debut novelists alike, and includes undercover agents, a mermaid specimen, and an island surrounded by barbed wire.
- Jonathan Santlofer Is a Man Thinking Magically
And he knew he had to whittle it down: “If I had used everything in the notebooks, it would be Ulysses.”Santlofer gave the book to Vanity Fair founding editor Pat Towers, who gave him notes, and Eva Orner, a documentarian, connected him with her agent, Todd Shuster at Aevitas
- Book Deals: Week of June 25, 2018
Goldberg did not use an agent in the deal.For more children’s and YA book deals, see our latest Rights Report.
- Book Deals: Week of June 18, 2018
Klune’s agent, Deidre Knight at the Deidre Knight Agency, said the queer contemporary fantasy follows “a by-the-books case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, who’s sent to investigate the caretaker of six children who are unlike anything the world has ever seen.”Porter, Wilcox
- What Would Beyoncé Do? Michael Arceneaux's Asking.
Blige, Janet Jackson, Madonna, and T-Boz: each in some way provided affirming imagery, especially about sex and relationships, that he found very impactful as he got older.After completing the book in 2011, Arceneaux began the long search for an agent.
- The On-Sale Calendar: October 2018
Martin’s Press, $28.99; ISBN 978-1-250-13771-5).Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent by Michael R.
- In Conversation: Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
Then Cynthia asked if I wanted to write the book with them, and I was so happy to be included I didn’t bother to ask what the book was about until I’d already told my agent and a whole hour had passed.