- Bunk Reads: Promoting Book Discovery at Summer Camp
Last summer, when Kirsten Cappy, founder of the marketing firm Curious City in Portland, Maine, was working with Ammi-Joan Paquette, author of Princess Juniper of the Hourglass (Philomel) and a literary agent, Cappy wished that she could get the book into every summer camp.After brainst
- Rights Report: Week of June 6, 2016
Publication for book one is set for fall 2018; Bill Contardi of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents brokered the deal.
- Gallt Agency to Become Gallt and Zacker
Senior agent Marietta Zacker, who joined the agency in 2008, has become a partner, and the agency will now be known as Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency.
- Could Publishers and Agents Agree on a Flat Royalty Rate?
Many agents claim the 25% figure, created before e-books became such a large slice of the market, is essentially an arbitrary one.
- Where the Cosmo Girl Came From: Gerri Hirshey
“Our agent said she hates representing a husband and wife, let alone when they have two books coming out at the same time,” Hirshey laughs.Hirshey says she’s still too exhausted from Not Pretty Enough to think about another book: “I had no idea what I was walking into; I don’t think
- New Spanish-Language Books Publishing in June
Behind an ambiguously gay 10-year relationship, there is a striking, strange absence that gives suspense and meaning to their conversation.Toda la vida(For a Lifetime)Héctor Aguilar CamínLiteratura Random HouseISBN 9786073142595Camín’s return to pure fiction is an unsettling story of love, jealousy, and
- Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers, May 29, 2016
The top of the Fiction and Literature category of Apple’s iBooks store continues to inspire déjà vu, with familiar faces Jojo Moyes, Mary Kay Andrews, Paula Hawkins, and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney sticking around in the top five slots.
- Kids' Book for 'Rebel Girls' Makes Crowdfunding History
The calls of agents and publishers and networks and producers.
- Aussie Booksellers Join Fight Against U.S./U.K. Book Imports
Currently, booksellers must wait 30 days after first publication of the overseas edition before importing the title, and can only do so if an Australian edition is not published during that period.But, in an unprecedented move, the Australian Booksellers Association has joined with the Australian Publishers
- Publishers Move to Cash In On Digital Audiobook Boom
“This move allows us to position ourselves a little better, so that we can go to literary agents and compete for all rights out of the box.”
- Gender Expressions: Transgender Books, 2016
The past few years have brought increased visibility to trans people and their stories—and that’s one reason, she notes, that the time is right for the publication of Doll Parts, her memoir (Regan Arts, June).Lepore worked with Thomas Flannery, her literary agent and cowriter, who’d bee
- Blumhouse Brings Nightmares to Print and Screen
Blum brought on former Bombay Gin Literary Journal editor and Foundry Literary agent Matt Wise, who secured the imprint’s first acquisition: a “haunted house-swap” thriller by S.L.
- New Alexander Hamilton Novel Gets Presale Boost from Hit Musical
Literary agent Jim Donovan, who has an eponymous shingle, sold the manuscript to Skyhorse for $3,000 in the spring of 2015.
- In Brief: Week of May 23, 2016
Isabel Campoy; HMH editor Jeannette Larson; Rafael López; agent Stefanie Von Borstel; and co-author Theresa Howell.
- Q & A with Liz Kessler
So my agent took me on with Emily, and Emily took off, and the YA never sold.