- Bestselling Finnish YA Novelist Visits U.S.
Ahlbäck, Simukka’s agent and a powerful force for bringing the literature of Finland to the international stage, began the evening by introducing Simukka and Yeh.
- CBC Diversity Committee Reaches Out to Teens
YA author Erin Moulton (Keepers of the Labyrinth, Philomel) spoke about her writing process, while illustrator Kelly Murphy (The Miniature World of Marvin & James, written by Elise Broach, Square Fish) discussed how creating art takes patience and practice but is ultimately about giving yourself
- A Week at the Frankfurt Book Fair
I come away from my back-to-back Thursday meetings with a lot of notes about manuscripts I will soon be seeing from agents and international publishers, and also about artists whose work I want to keep in mind for future books, even if I don’t think a particular book I see would be
- Randi Zuckerberg Self-Publishes 'Missy President'
Zuckerberg chose to self-publish the book in order to rush it out in time for the election, explained her agent, Andrew Blauner of the Blauner Books Literary Agency.
- The On-Sale Calendar: March 2017
MARCHMarch 7You Are Here by Jenny Lawson (Flatiron Books, $15.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-250-11988-9). 150,000 copies.Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success by Ivanka Trump (Portfolio, $26; ISBN 978-0-7352-1132-2). 150,000 copies.We: A Manifesto for Women by
- It's Time to Tighten Up Our Copyright Protections for Authors
That means an author (or an author’s designated agent) holding a copyright must monitor the vast Internet for copyright infringements, and must file take-down notices to those websites that infringe on the author’s copyright.As authors have found, when one posting of a free download of a book
- The On-Sale Calendar: April 2017
New.Change Agent by Daniel Suarez (Dutton, $27; ISBN 978-1-101-98466-6). 50,000 copies.Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State by Michael R.
- The On-Sale Calendar: January 2017 Children's Books
Sticker Book by Stampy (Joseph Garrett) (Random, $6.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-399-55633-3). 200,000 copies.Bad Kitty Takes the Test by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook, $13.99; ISBN 978-1-62672-589-8). 150,000 copies.Egg by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow, $13.99; ISBN
- Licensing Hotline: November 2016
Brand Sense Partners, the licensing agent for Gold’s Gym, negotiated the deal.
- Children's Publishers Celebrate Halloween 2016
Scholastic designers dressed up as Lego Batman.The Graveyard of Dead Harry Potter Characters, aka Scholastic’s production team.Scholastic’s publicity team came as A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon.Here’s the children’s editorial team at Abrams dressed as Miss Greer and her students from Andrea Beaty’s picture
- At 90, Hilary Knight Launches Two Book Projects with Macmillan
The novel is going to be based on reality – with some fantasy thrown in.”Bowen, who has been Knight’s agent for six years and was previously his editor and publisher at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, believes that each of his new projects have found an ideal home at Macmi
- Rights Report: Week of October 31, 2016
Robyn Burwell at Blink YA Books has signed a three-book deal with Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander, for three contemporary YA fiction titles.
- North Star Editions Acquires Jolly Fish Press
The news about the closure, which was also made suddenly, startled and unsettled agents and JFP authors, many of whom said they heard the news via social media.Then, last week, JFP went public with the fact that it had found a buyer, revealing on Friday that the buyer is North
- Why Most Amazon Reader Reviews are Worthless
I’ve been an agent for 40 years.
- Obituary: British Agent Carole Blake
She was president of the Association of Authors' Agents, instigating an overhaul of publishers' often baffling royalty statements; she was the second female chair of the Society of Bookmen (established in 1921, and now the Book Society); she was chairman of BTBS, the Book Trade Charit