- Defining Literary Diversity
Steven Hutson is a literary agent at WordWise Media Services in Los Angeles.
- Spotlight on YA
Agent Rosemary Stimola, who sold Karen M.
- YA Authors Respond to Teen Activism
I pitched it to my agent, and two weeks later, it went to auction and sold to Penguin.”
- Junot Diaz #MeToo Accusations Surface
In a statement issued through his agent, Nicole Aragi, Díaz said: "I take responsibility for my past.
- He's Baaaack: HarperCollins Reintroduces Skulduggery Pleasant
In exchange, the 25 readers chosen (dubbed “Sanctuary Agents” by the publisher) will get a signed copy of one of the newly released editions, a copy to pass on to a friend, a T-shirt, temporary tattoos, and “special correspondence from Landy.”HarperCollins 360 has also redesigned the
- 2018 Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Announced
“We briefly had the same literary agent and our discussion started out with that in common, along with our insecurities and hopes for our futures in our, at the time, very young publishing careers.
- In the #MeToo Moment, Publishers Turn to Morality Clauses
“The agents must find their cojones to stand up against this kind of control.
- Extended Shelf Lives: Backlist Backbones 2018
Smith’s agent, Betsy Lerner, floated the idea of doing a new, more heavily illustrated edition to Ecco.
- Book Deals: Week of April 30, 2018
The agent added that the novel is “the point where Max Allan Collins’s Quarry series and Steve Hamilton’s The Second Life of Nick Mason meet.”For more children’s and YA book deals, see our latest Rights Report.
- Spotlight on Middle Grade
We take a closer look at the ever-shifting and expanding middle grade category, including some of the latest developments in fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and more.Navigating Middle Grade Books A number of editors, agents, booksellers, and librarians share their views on everything from
- Q & A with Hope Larson
I came back with a list of five ideas and Margaret shared those with acquisitions, and I got this call from my agent—“They didn’t like any of them.”
- Religion Book Deals: April 25, 2018
Matt Baugher, senior v-p of author and partnership development at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and Brian Hampton, senior v-p and publisher of Nelson Books, took world rights to both books in the deal brokered with agents from CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.Plough Nabs Mandela Graphic
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: April 2018
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 82 self-published titles below.
- Open Book: A Siege, a Soldier, A Jihadi, a Love Story
Sarab holds a French officer hostage, and a relationship develops that takes the pair from the Najd desert of Saudi Arabia to the gardens of Paris.I’m told by both Charlotte Seymour, Alem’s agent at Andrew Nurnberg Associates in London, and Nadine El-Hadi, who edited the manuscript, that
- What Should a Woman Be?: PW Talks with Tara Isabella Burton
Then, one day, as I was brainstorming ideas for a novel I wanted to write set in contemporary New York, my agent casually made a comment about how there “weren’t any female (Tom) Ripley” characters in fiction, and jokingly asked if I’d ever considered one.