- PRH Releases Workforce Report on Diversity
PRH used as a benchmark the Lee & Low 2019 diversity survey, which found that 76% of the industry (including reviewers, publishing employees, and agents) is white.
- Q & A with Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
In The Cat I Never Named, teacher, research scientist, and activist Amra Sabic-El-Rayess tells her story of surviving ethnic cleansing during the 1990s in war-torn Bosnia, and the stray cat that became an integral part of her family and their survival.
- Frankfurt Cancels Physical Fair, Goes All Virtual
Each digital exhibitor, including agents and rights holders,will be allowed a free company profile, where they can upload their rights guides, title information, rights availability, and previews of titles available to international participants after request.
- Significant Self: PW Talks with Melissa Croce
My agent and editor helped me develop the book.
- Sarah Penner Tells a Tale of Poison
Her first historical novel was rejected by 130 agents.
- Pope Francis to Write a Response to Covid
Consulting publisher Steve Rubin and v-p and executive editor Eamon Dolan acquired world rights, first serial rights and audio rights from the agent, William Barry.
- Book Deals: Week of August 31, 2020
The book is set for summer 2021 and is, the agent added, “an ode to the animals that bring us joy and comfort” that will “resonate with anyone who has ever been touched by anxiety.”
- Rebecca Roanhorse's Genre-bending New Novel
That’s when she started querying, eventually connecting with agent Sara Megibow.
- Cosmic Shifts
Having navigated self-publishing himself, Price says he recognizes the need for new models that will guarantee writers “100% royalties and rights, 100% control, global distribution, one-on-one attention, and a single, trusted location to have their books professionally edited, designed, formatted,
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: August 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 97 self-published titles below.
- The Big Indie Books of Fall 2020
., “creating an unforgettable character who turns a mundane, maybe even maudlin, tale of crime into a fresh, vibrant story of adolescent awakening.”CounterpointThe Disaster TouristYun Ko-eun, trans. from the Korean by Lizzie Buehler (Aug. 4, $16.95 trade paper)Publicity & marketing highl
- Licensing Hotline: August 2020
S&S Highlights Preschool Problem-Solving with 'Donkey Hodie' Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing has acquired the rights to the puppet-based preschool TV series Donkey Hodie, which is scheduled to debut on PBS in early 2021.
- Brown Bookshelf Issues Call to Action on Diversity
The Brown Bookshelf, an organization that works to increase awareness of the work of contemporary Black children’s authors and illustrators, issued a call to action on Monday, demanding that decision-makers in the children’s book community “assess and change traditional practices that marginalize the work of Black
- Publishing Professionals Push for Diversification Throughout Industry
Brooks confirmed points made by the other speakers, noting that the Association of Authors Representatives is trying to nurture young agents who are BIPOC, since agents “are the gatekeepers” to what gets published – and what does not.
- Apple Books Category Bestsellers, August 23, 2020
Lethal Agent (Unabridged) by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn (Simon & Schuster Audio) 5.