- Nic Stone: A Different Sort of Jackpot
It was the first series I finished where I thought, ‘Maybe I can write a book.’ ”Stone’s first attempt, however, was terrible, she says, and her second was not even a book yet when she sold it on proposal in a two-book deal to Phoebe Yeh at Crown.Stone’s agent, Rena
- This Week's Bestsellers: July 22, 2019
Chain ReactionAdrian McKinty, an Edgar Award–winning author whose Belfast crime novels weren’t paying the bills, was about to give up on writing, when an agent suggested that he try setting his next book in America.
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers F-L
Fabled FilmsSeriesGrow & Read Early Readers, Level 1, adds The Nocturnals: The Tasty Treat by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-29-3), ages 4–6.FamiliusPhysics Animated!
- Koontz Inks Multibook Deal with Amazon Publishing
He added: "The times are changing, and it’s invigorating to be where change is understood and embraced.”His agents at Inkwell, Pine and Witherspoon, added that, while Koontz has been incredibly successful--they noted that he has sold over 500 million copies--more is possible.
- RB Media Launches New Politics Imprint, Kalorama
“We want agents who are representing nonfiction politics clients to knock on our door because we have a good marketing strategy,” he said.
- What Draws Carter Wilson To the Dark Side
Really dark.I got an agent with that first book, but it didn’t sell, nor did the three after that.
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers R-Z
Random HouseAll Kinds of Families by Suzanne Lang (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49940-7) pays tribute to nontraditional family structures.
- Audible's Captions Program Stirs Copyright Fears in Lit Community
“There are real copyright issues here and authors, publishers, and agents should review and clarify their positions,” said Dominique Raccah, CEO of Sourcebooks.
- Panorama Project Pivots, Taps New Project Leader
Citing the "disheartening" recent changes in library e-book and digital audio terms, Potash told PW that Panorama will also also reach out directly to authors and agents about to how libraries impact their work, and to involve them in the project.
- Spring 2020 Children’s Sneak Previews
ABRAMSAbrams hops into the barber’s chair for Lion Needs a Haircut by Hyewon Yum, in which a lion cub’s father helps calm his son’s anxiety about getting a trim; Paolo, Emperor of Rome by Mac Barnett, illus. by Claire Keane, featuring dachshund puppy Paolo, who explores Rome after escaping
- Spies and Special Ops: War & Military History 2019–2020
Books about undercover agents, the French Foreign Legion, the U.S.
- Life During Wartime: War & Military History 2019–2020
.), a treatise against what he sees as blind patriotism and war for war’s sake.The Liberation of Auschwitz at 75Forthcoming books preserve firsthand accounts of Nazi concentration camps.A Contrarian ViewThese titles challenge prevailing wisdom and hardened consensus to consider the necessities, mistakes, and tr
- Writers to Watch Fall 2019: Anticipated Debuts
“Once I started reading, I was instantly drawn in by his story of a family and the town that both defines and confines them,” says Colvin’s agent, Ayesha Pande.Race is similarly defining and confining for the Sebolts, one of whom passes as white after moving to Alabama.
- Book Deals: Week of July 15, 2019
Hocherman took North American rights, for six figures, to Worm from agent Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties.
- Thrillerfest XIV: The Crimes, They Are A-Changin
He also regaled the audience with the story of how he got his agent from a reporter he’d assigned to write about horse manure 15 years earlier—one Carl Hiaasen.Harlan Coben, the only author to have won the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, received the 2019 Silver Bullet Award, in