- Countermeasure for Countermeasure: PW Talks with Benet Brandreth
Young Shakespeare becomes a spy in British rhetoric coach Brandreth’s first novel, The Spy of Venice (Pegasus Crime, July).What led you to imagine Shakespeare as an espionage agent?
- NYRF Panel Helps Children's Authors and Agents Navigate New Hollywood
In this booming marketplace, agents are wary, and are working hard to protect sub rights related to a literary property.
- BookExpo 2018: WNDB Panel Looks to 'Diversity 2.0'
I want them to think.”In addition to her role as an agent, Phelan is the founder of #DVpit, a Twitter pitch event geared toward connecting emerging authors of traditionally marginalized backgrounds with agents.
- New York Rights Fair Maps a Booming Marketplace
“It’s an exciting place to be right now.”The scouts and agents also discussed how the rise of TV and episodic streaming adaptations has supercharged the rights marketplace.
- Children's Institute 2018: PW Talks with Lizzy Mason
I started writing the book in April 2015 and signed with my agent, Stephen Barbara, the following spring.
- Remembering a Fallen Writer—With Her Own Book
But in 2013, her agent urged her to make the novel exclusively Abbott’s.
- Children's Institute 2018: Authors and Illustrators to Meet
The precious crown jewels have been stolen, and there’s only one person who can help the Queen of England: her newest secret agent, Mac B.
- BookExpo 2018 Encouraging to Religion Publishers
“It’s great for making contact face-to-face, and it’s very positive—people still buy books,” she said at the Harvest House booth.Many publishers attended BE to discover new authors, meet with distributors and key accounts, and connect with agents as well as peers.
- BookExpo 2018: Camron Wright Owes It All to Indie Booksellers
“Before I could sell it, I had the idea for another novel, Letters for Emily, and I thought it would be a better first book,” he says.Upon finishing the second manuscript, he realized the odds were against him in getting an agent, so he chose to self-publish to prove to
- BookCon 2018: Mysteries and Thrills in the Age of Fake News
This November, Long Road to Mercy will pub with a new female lead, FBI special agent Atlee Pine.
- NYRF 2018: Money, Status Will Drive More Diversity
“Forty-five percent of movie tickets are bought by people of color, but we only make up 38% of the population,” said Tabitha Watkins, executive and motion picture agent with Creative Artist Agency.
- BookExpo 2018: Jonathan Lethem: Trumped No More
“I worked in bookstores all through my 20s, when I was writing but not yet published, and I was knocking on the doors of agents and editors.
- BookExpo 2018: Sally Field: Putting It Together
And that’s what I did.”For inspiration, Field looked to writers she’s admired over the years—Elizabeth Strout, Jane Smiley, and Frank McCourt—and researched their agents.
- BookExpo 2018: Futter and Raab Get Ready to Launch Celadon
After so many years in so many corporate places, it’s a nice change.”So far, Raab says, they’ve had an excellent reception from agents.
- BookExpo 2018: Blink Celebrates Five Years of ‘Clean Teen’
Many of Blink’s titles have received starred reviews in PW, Kirkus, and Booklist, and are frequently chatted up on the social media blog Epic Reads.Bourland couldn’t be more delighted: “We’ve found that there are agents with really good books to publish, but most publishers weren’t interested i