- PW Star Watch 2017 Finalists
Colleen AF VenableArt director, Children’s Book GroupWorkman, New YorkVenable took an unusual route to her current position, where, according to Workman general manager Jill Salayi, she creates books “that have never existed before.”
- PW Star Watch 2017 Honorees
Carswell notes that not only is Billingsley a rising star in her own right, but also, as mentor to her team, “she is cultivating a future constellation of stars.”Leila CampoliLiterary agentStonesong, New YorkBefore joining Stonesong in 2015, Campoli had more than five years of experience as a nonfic
- Rights Report: Week of August 28, 2017
Pitched as a gender-swapped YA Romancing the Stone, the action-adventure romance follows the daughter of a Secret Service agent who must save the First Son when he is kidnapped in the Alaskan wilderness—if they don't kill each other first.
- Printing in Hong Kong & China 2017: Retooling the Hong Kong and China Print Business
Our role is much more than what a licensing agent can offer.”Pivoting to Keep PaceIn the educational and STM segments, adoption of the reduced-inventory model and digital ink-jet printing is gaining traction even as consolidation is heating up, observes John Currie, global business director of CTPS
- Taping into TED to Boost Your Author Platform
Gone were authors claims to some Oprah connection: the possibility that they’d get on her show or be chosen for her book club.The panelists were joking about this when the agent sitting next to me opined that TED Talks had become the new Oprah as far as author platforms are concerned.
- Japanese Self-Help Bestsellers Keep On Coming
., have bought the rights to Splits.Neil Gudovitz of the Gudovitz & Company Literary Agency, an agent who handles titles by authors who do not write in English, said he was skeptical when he first heard the book’s title.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: August 2017
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 78 self-published titles below.
- Book Deals: Week of August 28, 2017
-based agent Jane Judd (who also has an eponymous shingle).
- Global Publishing Leaders 2017: Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd.
The Commercial segment distributes magazines, books and others through subscription agents.
- Global Publishing Leaders 2017: Kyowon Co. Ltd.
Kyowon's catalogue has 63 series, 90% of which are developed in house, with the remainder published in translation from around the world.Kyowon has a sales force of 35,000 agents who work with 18,000 teachers to guide children through home study materials.The company’s publishing operations ar
- A Trio of Fall Titles Celebrates Virginia Lee Burton’s Rich Legacy
“I asked Amy Rennert, my agent at the time, to submit the book proposal exclusively to HMH, since Houghton Mifflin was Burton’s publisher, and I loved the idea of my biography of her sitting beside her own books.”
- The YA Book That Has the YA Community Crying Foul
This, according to some YA authors—as well as a few agents and editors—is what happened with Handbook for Mortals, which was released on August 15 by a new publishing arm of the pop culture news website, GeekNation.Phil Stamper, a YA author who was among the first to take to social
- Religion Book Deals: August 2017
Agent Don Cutler brokered the deal.
- International Hot Book Properties, Week of August 21, 2017
Rights are controlled by Grøndahl’s agent, Paul Sebes at Sebes & Bisseling in the Netherlands.
- Australian Authors Start Online Marketplace
If a publisher, scout or agent is interested in an author’s work, they email the ASA and they will connect them directly to the author or illustrator.The pilot program, which launched on July, 19, focuses on adult fiction, poetry, and short stories.Three children's and young adult