- Border Disorder: Mysteries & Thrillers 2020
In Make Them Cry (Ecco, Sept.) by Smith Henderson (Fourth of July Creek) and first-time novelist Jon Marc-Smith, DEA agent Diane Harbaugh heads to the border after receiving intel from a high-ranking cartel member that unearths a conspiracy dating to the beginning of the Afghanistan
- Scott Turow Finds the Thrilling Life, in Court and in Books
Bruce Vinokour, his film agent at CAA, says, “When you talk about books-to-film, there are three things that are important: character, character, character.
- Mindful Action: PW Talks with Sharon Salzberg
Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, looks at how mindfulness can be a catalyst for social action in Real Change (Flatiron, June).What drew you to speak with some of the “social change agents” you feature in the book?
- Life, Lust, and Science in Arlene Heyman’s Debut
Everyone said the novella should be a novel, but in the meantime there were short stories—and many agents.
- Philip Stead Gives Zolotow Story a New Look and Life
The illustrator weaves a novel visual thread and an intergenerational component into Zolotow’s storyline, in which a girl explores her garden during the changing seasons, by introducing a second character, an older woman who shares the young heroine’s delight in nature as they watch the birds, fly a kit
- Licensing Hotline: March 2020
New Directions for Fox ChapelFox Chapel Publishing is taking on a new role as a licensing agent.
- Q & A with Pete Oswald
Well, I have to give a shout-out to Kirsten Hall, my agent.
- Coronavirus Updates: Impact on Children's Books
Rowling Releases First Serialization of New Story OnlineMay 21· Candlewick Launches Online Summer ‘Camp’ · Beth Bacon’s ‘Covid-19 Helpers’ E-Book Wins Global Health Award· In Support of Indie Bookstores, Dozens of Illustrators Send A
- Macmillan Abandons Library E-book Embargo
“There are times in life when differences should be put aside,” reads a brief memo from Macmillan CEO John Sargent addressed to librarians, authors, illustrators, and agents.
- Q & A with Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade
When I showed it to my agent , she said, “Could you think about maybe making it more lyrical?”
- Book Deals: Week of March 16, 2020
Clive Priddle bought the book from London-based agent Georgina Capel in a simultaneous deal with William Collins, a division of HarperCollins UK.
- Indie Publishers Adapting to Coronavirus Outbreak
Over the weekend Binc announced a fundraising match up to $12,500, provided by Writers House agent Steven Malk and Beacon Press.
- COVID-19: Ongoing List of Cancellations
Publishers Weekly is maintaining a list of canceled events, impacted book industry functions and policies, and more on this list as a resource for navigating the new coronavirus and its impact on the industry.
- The 'Poets and Writers' Editors Have Some Writing Tips for You
Talk to any agent or editor, in New York City or elsewhere, and they’ll all say the same thing.
- Indie Bookstores Begin Temporary Closures
“We have a responsibility to our staff in particular that we're not taking lightly, but if we shut down, I'm not sure how we can fulfill that responsibility,” she said.The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) reassured booksellers that the organization is able to provide limited financial