- The Return of the YA Vampire
“Ten years ago,” he recalled, “I read an interview with a literary agent said something along the lines of, ‘If you have any hopes of being published right now, your book better have vampires, zombies, or shapeshifters in it.’ ” He took that comment as prescriptive rather than
- Children's Job Moves: April 2020
Andie Krawczyk has joined Chronicle Books as children's marketing director; previously she was director of library marketing at Candlewick Press.Tristan Lueck has joined Little Bee Books as marketing and publicity assistant.Tricia Lawrence has been promoted to senior agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, from
- Q & A with Jenny Torres Sanchez
Jenny Torres Sanchez’s first YA novel, The Downside of Being Charlie, was published in 2012; in her timely fifth book, We Are Not from Here, she follows three teens attempting the dangerous journey from their violence-ridden village in Guatemala to the United States, on their own.
- The Need for In-Person International Book Fairs
The fair in Beijing, set for August 26-30, will take place as planned.In a recent Bookseller article, agent Peter Cox of Redhammer Management, stated that “the Corona virus might be the death knell of the physical book fair.”
- Frankfurt's Boos Promises a Reinvented Book Fair
"The era of publishers taking big booths is likely over for now," he admitted.LitAg ModificationsCentral to the fair has always been the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg), which last year hosted 780 agents from 355 agencies, who came from 35 countries.
- In Her Goodbye to Daevebad, S.A. Chakraborty Goes Gold
“He is a huge sci-fi fantasy buff, he’s my beta, and he edits all my medical scenes,” she says.Chakraborty’s husband pushed her to find a writers group, and then an agent.
- Why Two Agents Argue Books Aren't Essential
This comes with acknowledging a certain amount of privilege—as agents, we might not fully feel the squeeze of a precarious industry for a few months, and perhaps not anywhere to the level our bookseller and in-house colleagues will experience it.
- Rights Report: Week of April 27, 2020
Publication is slated for fall 2021; Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and Jodie Hodges at United Agents UK represented the illustrator.
- Meet the Finalists of the 2019 BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest
The first annual BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest welcomed hundreds of submissions in the categories of Memoir/Autobiography, Self-Help/Relationships, Business/Personal Finance, and Inspirational/Spiritual.
- Obituary: Robert Kimmel Smith
He has credited his wife Claire, who became a literary agent at Harold OberAssociates, with being his best editor and great supporter.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: End of April 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 47 self-published titles below.
- Series Are the Alpha at Wolfpack Publishing
“When we are approached by any author or agent, the first thing we’re looking at is how many titles the author is bringing to the table.
- CCNY’s Publishing Certificate Program Faces the Pandemic
In addition, Unger said, the program receives funding for the Bernard Mazel Opportunity Scholarships it awards to students in financial need.PCP’s faculty, Powers said, includes former PRH editor Carol Taylor, literary agent and editor Tanya McKinnon, and former One World senior editor Melody Guy,
- Kensington to Introduce Larger Mass Market Format
“The agents, authors, and large retailers that we’ve spoken to are very excited about the new format,” he said.
- Bologna Virtual Fair Releases Schedule, Opens Registrations
Bologna time will see the kick off the 24-hour Worldwide Illustrators Survival Portfolio Review, with 24 different illustrators, art directors, and agents taking turns, one each hour, to each review 10 illustration portfolios.