- Book Deals: Week of September 16, 2019
Set in an X-Men-like world where a small group of people born with special powers are demonized for the threat they pose to the “normal” population, book one follows a federal agent, to be played by Will Smith, who tracks and kills so-called Brilliants.
- Author-Tested Middle Grade Marketing Tips
It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it should have basic information—your bio, book info (including release dates/buy links), agent’s contact info, publicist’s contact info, social media links, and a way to reach you directly (email or form).I think of my website and social media
- Remembering Susan Kamil
Another agent once called me to ask if I had any advice for her on how to get Susan to stop editing a manuscript.
- Article by Caroline Calloway's 'Ghost Writer' Making Rounds in Hollywood
In an interview with the New York Times, when asked if she'd been approached by agents, Beach said she had been, but is "trying to take it really slow."
- Licensing Hotline: September 2019
Negotiations are ongoing with other licensors and agents about additional rockers for 2020 and beyond.
- Rights Report: Week of September 9, 2019
Ewers at the CAT Agency brokered the deal.Taylor Norman at Chronicle has acquired, in a two-book deal, at auction, world rights to literary agent Stephen Barr's debut picture book, The Upside Down Hat, in which a boy who has everything wakes up and discovers that it's all gone
- Lily Williams Continues Her Environmental Mission
“While my story sounds like a dream to anyone who is looking to get a book published, I should emphasize that it took two years working with Emily and my agent on various drafts before I signed a contract, and two more years before Roaring Brook published the book,” she said.
- HarperCollins Christian Publisher David Moberg to Open PWedu's New Online Summit, Oct. 30
Additional sessions in the Christian Publishing Summit include Lessons from a Faith-Based Publicist; Discoverability: Retail Strategies in a Time of Transition for Christian Publishing; A Marketer’s Lesson on How to Serve Diverse Audiences; and Lessons from Literary Agents in the Christian Sphere.
- The Actor Tackles Politics with Poetry: PW Talks with John Lithgow
After a rousing response from the audience, Lithgow’s literary agent—Aevitas Creative managing partner David Kuhn—suggested that the actor write an entire book of political verse.
- Book Deals: Week of September 9, 2019
Grushin earned a place on Granta’s Best Young American Novelists list for her 2006 debut, The Dream Life of Sukhanov (also published by Putnam).Lit Agent Sells First Picture BookLiterary agent Stephen Barr sold his debut picture book, at auction, to Chronicle.
- Random House Publisher Susan Kamil Dies at 69
Zoë Pagnamenta, who has her own agency, called Kamil "the best kind of champion an author or their agent could wish for."
- PW Star Watch 2019 Finalists
While attending SUNY–New Paltz, where she earned a BA in English and public relations, she interned in Bloomsbury’s marketing department, as well as for literary agent Brooks Sherman.
- NYPL @ NYCC: Selected Panels
Featured panelists include: Kat Cho (Wicked Fox), Zoraida Córdova (the Brooklyn Brujas series), Rebecca Roanhorse (the Sixth World series), Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not), and agent DongWon Song.Comics and the Clinic: Comics and Mental Health in PracticeTrustees Room, 2:
- The Stars of 2019
On September 18, at a party at Marquee in Manhattan, a Superstar will be announced who will win a sponsored trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, courtesy of the fair.The 51 rising stars represent every corner of the industry, from production managers to editors, literary agents,
- PW Star Watch 2019 Honorees
Margot AtwellHead of publishingKickstarter, BrooklynEight weeks ago, Atwell was promoted to the position of head of publishing at Kickstarter.