- Gun Safety Org Recruits Authors for Support
The Council will include over 130 writers, illustrators, editors, agents, and others in the publishing industry who, Everytown hopes, can “amplify the gun violence prevention movement through their words and through art.”The Authors Council’s first official action will take place next week, when it
- Amelia Peabody’s Last Hurrah
After Barbara’s funeral, Dominick Abel—Barbara’s agent as well as mine—and Beth Mertz—Barbara’s daughter—asked me to finish the book.
- Book Deals: Week of May 15, 2017
Walsh’s sophomore novel, The Big Door Prize, from Renée Zuckerbrot at Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents.
- BookExpo 2017: Around the Booths
Above the TreelineBooth 460Through Edelweiss, its online catalogue and digital galley platform, Above the Treeline enables publishers to share their titles with 70,000 book industry professionals, including reviewers, booksellers, buyers, and librarians.AbramsBooth 2007Abrams focuses on illustrated books in the areas o
- Oneworld Piles Up the Wins
Only recently have they begun to work closely with agents.
- BookExpo 2017: A New Look For New York
In addition to booksellers, retailers, and librarians, McDonald expects a healthy turnout from the media, rights agents, film and TV personnel, digital solution providers, and, of course, authors.McDonald says Reed’s approach of building BookExpo around “the pillars of discover, engage, and
- Amazon Buy-Button Change Raises Alarms, Questions
The revelation early last week that Amazon is allowing third-party resellers to compete to win the featured buy buttons on the e-tailer’s book pages led to criticism from publishers, authors, and agents, as well as a fair amount of confusion over how the program actually works.Up until Marc
- Q & A with Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown
Did an editor or agent suggest Lisa would be the perfect choice for this manuscript or did the writer say, “Can you pass the salt and illustrate my next book?”
- New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of May 15, 2017
But nothing is as it seems: the guys are actually secret agents, trained to follow a script and fulfill specific romantic roles, and whoever doesn’t win his target’s love will be killed by his ruthless employer.
- Kosztolnyik Named V-P, Editor-in-Chief at Grand Central Publishing
Kosztolnyik starts in the position on May 30.Speaking to her new role, Kosztolnyik said: “I have admired the many successes on their list and know well how much dedication everyone at Grand Central brings to their books.”Kosztolnyik was most recently executive editor at Gallery Books and Scout Press,
- ‘Baby University’ Offers Early Admission
He noted that he was approached by several publishers and agents interested in Baby University, but opted to sign on with Sourcebooks “because their interests overlapped the most with mine.
- New Amazon Buy Button Program Draws Ire of Publishers, Authors
This has the potential to decimate authors’ and publishers’ earnings from many books, especially backlist books.”The new policy first surfaced this spring and has been a constant topic of conversation, and speculation, among publishers, agents, and authors.
- Audiobook News Update, May 2017
This man-and-dog story became even bigger when Gobi went missing before Leonard could take her home to Scotland, and strangers instigated a viral internet campaign that resulted in Leonard and Gobi reuniting and returning to the U.K.Literary agent Paul de Souza was so taken by the feel-good
- Audio Publishing's Internet Boom
The significant and sustained growth of the audiobook category, led by digital downloads, has been a familiar headline for a few years now.
- Teaching Writing At the Writers Studio
“There’s no agents who come to classes.