- Our Woman in London: Kate Atkinson
In the bugged neighboring flat, Godfrey Toby, posing as a Gestapo agent, meets a dreary bunch of British Nazi sympathizers who pass on intelligence about Jews and other enemies of the Führer.To Juliet, the conversations are either difficult to discern or achingly dull.
- Book Deals: Week of August 6, 2018
Agent Holly Root at Root Literary said the western romance series is “set on a black-owned luxury dude ranch,” and the first book, A Cowboy to Remember, is “a twist on ‘Sleeping Beauty’ featuring a celebrity chef stricken with amnesia reunited with her high school crush.”
- Agent Danielle Smith’s Former Clients Speak Out
Agent Jennie Kendrick joined Smith at Lupine Grove this past January.
- Anne Ishii To Head Philly’s Nonprofit Asian Arts Initiative
Anne Ishii, cofounder of the book, fashion and brand outlet Massive Goods, has been named executive director of Philadephia’s Asian Arts Initiative, a pioneering urban arts nonprofit.Ishii, who has worked as an editor, translator and agent, will join the AAI August 1.
- At PRH, Producing a Publishing Powerhouse
—and in a number of other countries—was approved by government regulators quickly, leaving it to Markus Dohle, who had been CEO of Random House, to oversee the integration of the two companies as CEO of the combined publisher, while Penguin chairman John Makinson was named its chairman.How the merge
- Indie Scouting Report: July 2018
Khalifa; narrated by Scott BrickSynopsis: After a terrorist takeover of a skyscraper, former FBI agent Alex Blackwell is dragged from retirement.PW’s Takeaway: A totally satisfying audiobook.Comparable Title: Daniel Silva’s The Black WidowRead the Review★ Shadowed by Death by Mary AdlerSynopsis: In 19
- The Joy of Crafting
Here are four titles that offer chicken soup for the crafter’s soul.Craftfulness Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin (HarperWave, Jan. 2019) Two U.K. publishing veterans—Davidson heads up Random House U.K.’s Square Peg imprint, and Tahsin is a longtime editor turned agent—encourage those who feel
- Write, Market, Repeat: An Indie Success Story
She also has an agent, Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan, who handles subsidiary rights.Albert says that since launching Persevero Press, she has gained some critical insights into the self-publishing market: writing a great book is just the beginning—quality cover art and book design are cri
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: July 2018
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 72 self-published titles below.
- The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018
.) – CIA counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp, the creation of bestseller Vince Flynn (1966-2013), travels to Russia on a mission to stop that country’s president from starting a war with the West.Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland, Sept.) – In the fourth mystery featuring
- 'I Feel Teal' Introduces a Rainbow of Feelings
First the babies: not only were both Rille and Sicuro pregnant during the book’s gestation, but the editor (Andrea Welch) and the illustrator’s agent (Andrea Morrison of Writers House) were as well.
- Calling Out Sherman Alexie
A famous author is often perceived (rightly or wrongly) as a gatekeeper to editors, agents, and publishers.
- Fall 2018 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and GirouxIf Animals Celebrated Christmas by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30901-5).
- Books for Emerging Readers
“We do get submissions from agents, but if you can develop a series in-house, with the right look and feel, you can really have a winner,” Anastas says.
- Fall 2018 Children's Announcements: Publishers F-L
Faber & FaberOnce upon a Snowstorm by Richard Johnson (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33928-0).