- Dick Jackson Remembered
Legendary children’s book publisher, editor, and author Richard “Dick” Jackson died on October 2 from complications of multiple myeloma.
- Frankfurt Book Fair 2019: Rights Meeting Focuses on China
The collected group of more than 100 rights directors, agents, and other publishing representatives were treated to a crash course in the market, which is valued at nearly $13 billion, according to OpenBook, with sales growth of some 11% in the last year.
- The On-Sale Calendar: January 2020 Children's Books
January 21Catching a Russian Spy: Agent Les Weiser Jr. and the Case of Aldrich Ames by Bryan Denson (Roaring Brook, $6.99 trade paper; ISBN 978-1-25-019917-1) 40,000 copies.Catherine’s War by Julia Billet, illus. by Claire Fauvel (HarperCollins, $12.99 paper; ISBN
- Apple Books Bestsellers: Hilderbrand Reclaims #1
Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills and Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 4.
- A House Author Gets His Due
There are various bruising anecdotes about William Kent Krueger’s career arc as a novelist that will ring true to many a struggling writer: the early rejections by literary agents (there were 36); the paucity of crowds on those first bookstore appearances (where, he recounted, it wasn’t unu
- Book Deals: Week of October 14, 2019
The novel, which wound up in Heller’s hands after the agent responded to an unsolicited pitch, is about an accusation of date rape that unmoors a New England family.
- What’s an Influencer Worth to Books?
So how about it, agents and editors?
- From Unsolicited to Sold: Debut Novel 'A Kindness' Draws High Six Figures
., didn't even have a literary agent.
- Apple Books Bestsellers: John Sanford Is #1
Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills and Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3.
- Apple Books Category Bestsellers, October 6, 2019
Lethal Agent (Unabridged) by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn (Simon & Schuster Audio) 8.
- The On-Sale Calendar: January 2020
Hunt (Tor Books, $17.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-250-30463-2).January 21American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books, $26.99; ISBN 978-1-250-20976-4). 500,000 copies.Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis (William Morrow Paperbacks, $15.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-06-289780
- Wendy Lamb Starts a New Chapter
“This happened with Bud, Not Buddy and When You Reach Me, and I found both authors’ first books in unconventional ways—not through agents.”The editor encountered Curtis’s work when he entered The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 in the Delacorte Press Prize for a First YA Novel contest for which she
- Yoon's Adult Debut, 'Version Zero,' Creates Pre-Frankfurt Scramble
Putnam's Sons for a sum rumored to be in the mid-six-figure range, after an eight-editor auction.Mark Tavani at Putnam nabbed North American rights in the deal from agent Josh Getzler at HSG Agency, who represented Yoon (the husband of bestselling, and National Book Award-nominated,
- Book Deals: Week of October 7, 2019
Arnett’s agent, Serene Hakim at Ayesha Pande Literary, said the first novel, Samson, examines “motherhood, expectations, and toxic masculinity within a queer household.”
- Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Fiction
In the U.S., Irina, now engaged to a male agent but in love with Sally, dresses as a nun and places copies of Dr.