- S&S Signs Jesmyn Ward to Two-Book Deal
Kathy Belden for Scribner and Caitlyn Dlouhy for Caitlyn Dlouhy Books acquired world English, serial, and audio rights for the adult novel and the middle-grade novel, respectively, from Rob McQuilkin of Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents.
- Religion Book Deals Feb. 14
The agent was Erik S.
- Q & A with Susan Cooper
I had written an autobiographical novel for adult readers, which my agent in those days couldn’t sell to any publisher.
- A Golden Evening: SCBWI's Golden Kite Awards
.), creative director at Penguin Random House, and Kirstin Hall, author and agent at Catbird Agency.Virginia Duncan (l.), Greenwillow publisher, and agent Rosemary Stimola.Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat with fellow gala guests.Carole Boston Weatherford accepts her award for Schomburg: T
- Book Deals: Week of February 5, 2018
The book, subtitled A True Story of the Wind Blown and Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, was sold by agent Laura Dail, who has an eponymous shingle.
- Spring 2018 Audio Announcements
By now the tale is quite familiar: the audio segment of publishing has been on the rise—posting large gains in the number of sales, titles, and listeners, according to the Audio Publishers Association—for most of the past decade.
- Children's Job Moves: January 2018
Lindsay Davis Auld has joined Writers House as a junior agent, based in London.
- Cover Reveal: 'Potato Pants!' by Laurie Keller
“There were very few agents, Holt was a smaller company, and as editors, you had to find your own material.
- WI13: Panel on Sensitivity Readers and Free Expression Sparks Lively Debate
The issue was magnified at WI13, when, earlier that same morning, breakfast keynote speaker Junot Díaz delivered a blistering critique of the publishing industry, denouncing the primarily white literary agents, editors, and sales forces who pay only lip service to diversity and do not actually
- Q & A with John August
You have worked with an agent for your screenwriting for a long time.
- Fall 2018 Children’s Sneak Previews
ALGONQUIN Algonquin Young Readers gets in the autumn spirit with A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma, a ghost story set in a refuge for troubled girls deep in the heart of New York City; Here to Stay by Sara Farizan, a novel about fighting racism and Islamophobia and finding you
- This Week's Bestsellers: January 29, 2018
It did well around the holidays and has been getting plenty of attention in January; the New Yorker published an interview with Pitre and posted her butter chicken recipe.Zenith Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg #18 Children’s & YA Frontlist Fiction After a 62-page installment of this originally self
- Mac Barnett: The Prankster Is In
“I ran back to my bedroom, which was right next to hers, which was totally the most uncool moment of my life,” Barnett remembers.Scieszka’s reaction was more heartening: he sent it to his agent, Steven Malk at Writers House, who took on Barnett as a client and sold Billy Twitter
- The New World of Audio: The Global Kids Connect Breakfast Series
Challenges persist, including increasing discoverability, fine-tuning subscription services for consumer ease, and building trust-based relationships between listeners and devices like smart speakers, but “authors, agents, editors—everyone across the kid lit community is really excited about diving in,” Alexander
- ICM Partners Acquires Sagalyn Agency
“Our clients and staff will benefit enormously from the full range of services provided by the agents and staff throughout the firm.”