- Modern Warfare And Its Cost: War & Military History 2019–2020
Alec Bierbauer, an agent with the CIA who helped develop the Predator program, and retired Air Force colonel Mark Cooter, who previously operated drones for surveillance purposes, chronicle the risks they took and the rules they broke to meet the project’s deadline with Never Mind, We’ll Do It
- A Debut Middle-Grade Author's Life-Changing Tweet
On a whim, he decided to pitch his work-in-progress to literary agents through #DVPit, a Twitter hashtag created by agent Beth Phelan to amplify “marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing.”
- Dav Pilkey's Dog Man Takes to the Stage—and the Road
The musical is written by the Emmy-winning team of Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander and is directed and choreographed by Jen Wineman.Barbara Pasternack, artistic director of TWUSA, noted that she had talked in recent years to Pilkey’s agent, Amy Berkower at Writers House, about the possibili
- Spark Winners in the Spotlight
Macnalie hopes to find an agent and a publishing deal soon.
- Bookselling Tips from Children’s Institute 2019
The ABA’s seventh Children’s Institute, which took place June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, featured a number of educational panels and roundtables on the day-to-day business of children’s bookselling.
- Licensing Hotline: July 2019
Rebel Girls Extends Brand Through LicensingTimbuktu Labs’ Rebel Girls publishing and media brand has retained Brand Activation Consulting as its licensing agent for North America, while Rocket Licensing was recently signed as the rep for the U.K. and Eire.
- Macmillan Acquires Latina 'Who's Who' Children’s Book
She was literally my dream agent and I honestly couldn’t believe she was writing me.”
- Erin Morgenstern's Done It Again
There are masked balls, twisting tunnels, secret clubs, pirates, lost cities, lovers, and “ships that sail upon a starless sea.”The story of Morgenstern’s career begins with Richard Pine, her agent at Inkwell Management, finding the manuscript for The Night Circus in a blind submission.
- Spring 2019 Announcements: Religion & Spirituality
FBI agents Leah Riesel and Jon Colbert team up to track down a killer on the loose in Galveston, Tex., who iskilling law enforcement officials using injections of snake venom.Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson (Sept. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-3418-0).
- Spring 2019 Flying Starts: Kate Allen
Some agents wanted an entirely different book and were hesitant to deal with the subject of grief.
- ALA Annual 2019 in Photos
Pan (Little, Brown, 2018) with her agent, Michael Bourret.Author Beth Ferry and the Fan Brothers, illustrators Eric (center) and Terry, hang out with their life-sized Scarecrow in the HarperCollins booth.Author Kao Kalia Yang (l.) and illustrator Seo Kim sign copies of their
- Spring 2019 Flying Starts: Gail Shepherd
Constantly butting heads with Lady, feisty Lyndie is torn between truth and loyalty.Shepherd worked on the novel for nearly eight years, during which time she also wrote five others, including a children’s science fiction book, which attracted her first agent, Kristin Miller Vincent at D4EO Literar
- Obituary: Literary Agent Irene Skolnick, Dies at 80
Literary agent Irene Skolnick died June 27, 2019 after a long illness.
- Book Deals: Week of July 1, 2019
The books are set in an alternate London, explained Pacat’s agent Tracey Adams at Adams Literary.
- Spring 2019 Flying Starts: Tina Athaide
The #OwnVoices conversation had yet to burst onto the publishing scene.The manuscript was rejected by 29 agents before Athaide sent the book to Aronson’s daughter, Rebecca, who was working with Katherine Tegen Books.