- The Biggest Publishing News Stories of 2018
Before the close of the year, author Stephen Elliott, who was featured on the Shitty Media Men list, filed a defamation lawsuit against the crowdsourced document’s creator, Moira Donegan.The Agenting Profession Takes a HitWhile literary agents usually remain behind-the-scenes in the publishing bus
- Four Questions with Karen M. McManus
I had all these new voices in my head, not only my agent and my editor’s voices, which are helpful, but also you have reader reactions in mind.
- Fall 2018 Flying Starts: Damien Love
By the time he began querying American agents, he’d received 99 rejections.
- Fall 2018 Flying Starts: Adib Khorram
While withdrawing it from the other agents he had queried, he got two more requests for the manuscript.
- Fall 2018 Flying Starts: Jessica Hische
She signed with literary agent Seth Fishman at the Gernert Company in 2017, who gave her the encouragement she felt she needed.There was a learning curve for Hische in writing Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave.
- Fall 2018 Flying Starts: Molly Brooks
Heather Alexander, then an agent at Pippin Properties, saw a mention of the book in Publishers Weekly, noticed that Brooks was unagented, and reached out to her.
- Fall 2018 Flying Starts: Laura Weymouth
“There’re constant emails back and forth with your editors and agents and publicists.
- Fall 2018 Flying Starts: Oge Mora
Mora wound up selling her final project (she got an A) to editor Andrea Spooner and also a second book, Saturday, scheduled for release in fall 2019.Only later did Mora get an agent, after displaying her work at an SCBWI conference.
- Children's Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2018
I really look forward to seeing what the author writes next.Andrea Spooner, v-p and editorial director, Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersStumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins was mailed to me by the author-artist’s agent in a promotional mailing.
- PW's Most-Read Children's and YA Stories of 2018
Agent Danielle Smith’s Former Clients Speak OutThe industry was shaken when the principal of Lupine Grove Creative, an agency specializing in children’s and YA authors, acted more like a literary grifter than a literary agent.1.
- Meet the Finalists of the 2018 BookLife Prize
The book centers on an FBI agent with the bureau’s art-theft task force and touches on the life of the painter Rembrandt.
- The Top 10 Library Stories of 2018
And on March 11, ALA announced that Alexie, via his agent, had declined the Carnegie Medal.No question, Alexie’s decision took some pressure off the ALA, which no longer had to worry about inviting (or disinviting) the author to the awards reception at the ALA Annual Conference that
- Religion Publishers Have Great Expectations for 2019
Leading religion lists next year are books that address classic topics, as well as those that cluster around current events.Violence & ForgivenessHow do you forgive the unforgivable?
- What’s New on Campus...and at Publishing Programs
He points to Luna Tang, an international student from Qingzhou, a small town in eastern China, who recounts her experience on the university’s website: “I coworked with a few copy editors, as knowledgeable as walking encyclopedias; I took business trips with professional subrights agents, socializi
- A Rival of Sherlock Holmes: PW Talks with Mick Finlay
The next step was to try and make him different from Holmes.Can you expand on Arrowood’s view of himself as an “emotional agent, not a deductive agent”?