- New Titles from Self-Publishers: End of March 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 52 self-published titles below.
- Book Deals: Week of March 30, 2020
The agents, comparing the book to Emma Cline’s The Girls, Delia Owens’s Where the Crawdads Sing, and Quentin Tarantino’s Once upon a Time in Hollywood, said it follows a young man’s search for his missing sister that “takes him into the bright, beautiful heart of Southern California in the
- Laila Lalami Looks for Home In Her Latest
A border agent at the Los Angeles International Airport once asked her husband, who traveled with her, “How many camels did you have to trade in for her?
- The Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on Publishing
But delaying publication is not so easy, publishers and agents agreed.
- Bologna to Launch Virtual Fair, Rights Platform
The new rights platform will be open free of charge to publishers and literary agent exhibitors registered for the 2020 fair.
- Whitings Name 2020 Winners, Celebrate 35 Years
At the reception, I met many literary editors whose names I’d only read, and I weaseled my way into a dinner with the agent who represented not a few of them.
- Binc Steps In for Booksellers in Need
In a short period, Binc has secured a $100,000 donation from the American Booksellers Association, $50,000 from HarperCollins, and matching donations from both Beacon Press and literary agent Steven Malk.Along with large contributions, French emphasized the positive impact that individual donations are
- Latina Children's Authors Launch Digital Writers Series
The two discussed the reasons that authors need an agent and how to find the right one.
- Enemy Lines: Mysteries & Thrillers 2020
Olen Steinhauer dreamed up CIA agent Milo Weaver more than a decade ago.
- 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
- As Coronavirus Spreads, Publishers Struggle with When, and How, to Move Pub Dates
Jennifer Weltz, an agent at the Jean V.
- 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