- Rights Report: Week of January 20, 2020
In this middle grade novel of unfinished business, secret identities and found families, the protagonist is thrown into a historical mystery that uncovers the secrets of her new home, Mount Pleasant (a wedding gift from Benedict Arnold to his bride, Peggy Shippen), and the infamous Agent 35
- Religion and Spirituality Deals: January 22, 2020
Literary agent Natasha Kern represents Austin.Zondervan Re-Ups with Jennifer FulwilerLisa Jackson at Alive Literary Agency sold world rights to Stephanie Smith, associate publisher at Zondervan, to Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive by Jennifer Fulwiler.
- Dreamspinner Press Restructures as Authors Cry Foul
“Communications with the office would either go unanswered or require multiple follow-up emails and would include assurances that ‘the money has been sent’ despite my agent not receiving it,” she said.
- Authors Rally Around the ACLU In a New Anthology
And that is exactly what they did for Fight.That a book of essays about court cases could prompt a major publisher to spend six figures—as Avid Reader editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler did when he bought the book from Chabon and Waldman’s agent, Dan Kirschen of ICM, in 2019—and print 34,000 co
- Harlequin’s Carina Press to Launch Queer Romance Line
August will bring Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (a 2019 RITA Award-winner), a female frenemies-to-lovers romance set during a snowy road trip to Quebec.Carina Adores is accepting agented and unagented submissions.
- Rights Report: Week of January 13, 2020
Emilia Rhodes at HMH has acquired, at auction, The Ravens by Kass Morgan (l.) and Danielle Paige, first in a series about two girls in a southern sorority where the powerful, seemingly perfect sisters are keeping a secret—they're all witches.
- How to Be a Ghostwriter
When my agent, Anita Diamant, who represented Andrews, proposed I try to keep the books alive, I studied every published Andrews novel to capture her essence, syntax, vocabulary, and unique approach to character.
- Terry McMillan, Thwarter of Book Biz Gatekeepers, Has a New Novel
The book spent months on bestseller lists, and, according to McMillan’s agent, Molly Friedrich at the Friedrich Agency, her books have sold, in total, roughly 15 million copies worldwide.
- Lily King Writes a Novel of Budding Artistry
Her agent, Julie Barer of the Book Group, says, “When I finished reading Writers & Lovers, I was glad I hadn’t seen it before.
- Writing a Dynamic Duo: Spotlight on Peter Riva
He works as a literary agent with the New York–based International Transactions.
- WI15: Adult Authors to Meet
More than 130 adult and children’s authors and illustrators will be attending this year’s Winter Institute.
- Writers to Watch Spring 2020
Nguyen’s agent, Sarah Bowlin, says, “When he mentioned shyly over drinks a couple years ago that he had been writing a novel—on the subway!
- The Ongoing Journey of M.B. Goffstein's Oeuvre
The books’ return to print is due to the efforts of Edite Kroll, Goffstein’s former editor, longtime literary agent, and close friend; and David Allender, the author’s husband and current publisher of David R.
- Religion and Spirituality Book Deals: January 8, 2020
Agent Sheryl Fullerton sold world rights to IVP’s associate publisher Cindy Bunch to Stabile’s The Dynamic Power of the Enneagram.
- Obituary: Clay Winters
Literary agent Doug Whiteman, who served as president of Penguin Young Readers Group for more than a decade beginning in 1994, and later as executive v-p of business operations for the Penguin Group, paid tribute to his colleague with these words: “Clay was a good and wise man who alway