- The Book Biz Learns to Embrace Our Diverse Reality
This is a reflection of the submissions I receive from agents and of my commitment—and that of Crown—to finding and publishing new BIPOC voices and building the BIPOC voices already on our list.
- Religion Book Deals: Nov. 24, 2021
Broadleaf Offers ‘Spiritual Refreshment’Senior editor at Broadleaf Adrienne Ingrum took world rights in an un-agented deal to Spiritual Refreshment from Newly Discovered Ancient Christian Texts by Natalie R.
- Facing Up to a Messy World
The press hears from authors and agents that people are feeling inadequate, that “they are just not enough—that they are not getting done what they set out to accomplish and are overworked and overwhelmed,” McGuire says.
- Malinda Lo Wins 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
“Thank you to my agent, Michael Bourret, for seeing the novel in that story and inspiring me to see it, too,” she said.
- Rights Report: Week of November 15, 2021
Stephanie Cohen at Inkyard Press has acquired world and audio rights to the Fateless trilogy by Julie Kagawa, a YA fantasy adventure that follows thieves guild member Sparrow and her comrades as they fight to save their city—and the entire desert empire—from the wrath of the Deathless King.
- Taking the Pulse of STEM/STEAM for Young Readers
Books with STEM and STEAM concepts at their core continue to be strong performers in the children’s book arena.
- Ghostwriters Come Out of the Shadows
“I love ghostwriters,” said Anthony Mattero, an agent at CAA.
- Jacquelyn Mitchard, Book Club Bestseller
It’s a hard question.So hard that Mitchard’s longtime agent, Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management, wasn’t sure she could get away with telling this story in a way that could make its characters sympathetic.
- Winning Attention with That Book Proposal
In addition, I gathered a series of new endorsements from bestselling authors, agents, and editors.When literary agent Steve Laube read my revised edition, he said, “You fixed a key flaw in your original book, which was it only focused on nonfiction.”
- East Meets West in Jenny Tinghui Zhang’s Debut Novel
“I was in conversations with agents, sending linked stories, but the interest was in a novel,” she recalls.
- Art of Writing 2021 Highlights Diverse Characters, Mental Health
On Oct. 14, the Writing with Authenticity and Intentionality webinar featured Jamie Lapeyrolerie, senior marketing manager at WaterBrook & Multnomah; Jevon Bolden, founder and CEO of Embolden Media Group—a publishing consulting firm and literary agency, and Quantrilla Ard, literary agent for Embolden.
- A Lasting Literary Legacy: Close-up on the Sharjah International Book Fair
A prominent initiative in reinforcing this cultural vision and bringing it to fruition is the annual SIBF, which both instills and supports positive reading habits and celebrates the power of the written word.How important is the presence of the hundreds of international publishers and agents to the show
- A Provensen Revival: Three Forthcoming Books Revisit Maple Hill Farm
Alice’s agent, George Nicholson at Sterling Lord Literistic, had hoped to revert rights on the earlier work, and he pursued this with assistance from agent Erica Rand Silverman.
- Behind ‘The Mask’
Not feeling very hopeful, but with absolutely nothing to lose, I contacted his agent, explaining that I wanted to publish an illustrated children’s book in honor of my son.
- Searching for Spanish Gems: PW Talks with Katie Whittemore
My sense, as a translator, is that some of the biggest challenges to getting books from Spain translated and published in English has a lot to do with the pipeline from Spanish publisher to literary agents to U.S. and U.K. editors.The biggest opportunity I see for an increase in