- Rights Report: Week of December 10, 2018
Matt Martz at Crooked Lane Books has acquired world rights to Lily Sparks's debut YA thriller, Teen Killers Club, in the publisher's first YA acquisition.
- Book Deals: Week of December 10, 2018
Dubbed a queer series by Rosewater’s agent, Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary, the books will be illustrated by Sophie Escabasse.
- Spring 2019 Announcements: Romance & Erotica
Romance authors reach into less-traveled historical settings and explore the possibilities of cross-cultural romances in the past and present.Top 10Beyond the LimitCindy Dees.
- Spring 2019 Announcements: Memoirs & Biographies
“Literary agent Hosier shares an unsettling yet witty coming-of-age story, focusing on her relationship with her father, a man she describes as both villain and hero,” PW says in our review.BackbeatA Voice of the Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen by Barry Alfonso (Apr. 30, hardcover,
- Spring 2019 Announcements: SF, Fantasy & Horror
As speculative literature returns to its roots with big, bombastic space operas and fantasy epics, it brings those subgenres into the 21st century with complex story structures and frank examinations of gender, race, politics, and power.Top 10The Affair of the Mysterious LetterAlexis Hall.
- Spring 2019 Announcements: Politics & Current Events
A former FBI “ghost” tells the story of how he helped take down notorious FBI mole Robert Hanssen, a double agent spying for the Russians, by working as his underling. 75,000-copy announced first printing.DuttonFraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men by Alexandra
- Spring 2019 Announcements: Business & Economics
A former CIA special agent and founder of Spy Escape School reveals how spy tactics can improve the likelihood of success, such as by strategically planning one’s day and mastering the steps toward setting achievable goals.GalleryBlockchain for Everyone: Unlock the Secrets of the New Millionaire Class by
- Double Consciousness: PW Talks with Lauren Wilkinson
.), FBI agent Marie Mitchell accepts an assignment aimed at destabilizing the Communist government of Thomas Sankara in Burkina Faso.Why did you choose to write a spy novel?
- Spring 2019 Announcements: Lifestyle
This season’s books feature many titles concerned with simpler and more natural ways of living, including tiny houses, homeopathic health treatments, and natural birth options.Top 10The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and JoyShunmyo Masuno.
- Silence Is Not Always Golden. This Novel Proves It.
When he learned that Michaelides had signed with Copeland, Doherty reached out to the agent to let him know he was interested, and Copeland sent him the manuscript.Celadon was so new that, Doherty tells me, “we didn’t have any books yet, so we had time to read it immediately.
- The Killing Business: PW Talks with Barry Eisler
The biggest change in my process is how I’ve come to collaborate with my wife, Laura Rennert, who’s also my literary agent.
- Spring 2019 Announcements: Mysteries & Thrillers
While driving on a mountain road in West Virginia, FBI agent Lacey Sherlock loses control of her car and hits a man, a CIA analyst, who survives the accident but later goes missing.
- FutureBook Wants to Make Books 'More Compelling than Netflix'
Meanwhile, Stevens-Hoare sees children’s audio as an underserved area.Moments later, Curtis Brown literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes blasted Hachette, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House for “directly taking money from authors’ pockets” when it comes to audio—by sitting on audio rights, paying “pitiful” ro
- U.K. Book Trade Agrees to Code of Conduct
s Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA), the Booksellers Association, the Publishers Association, and the Society of Authors.
- PW Talks with Beowulf Sheehan
I also need to make sure that I make everyone involved happy, and everyone involved usually comes down to the writer, an agent who has a voice in the process, the editor, the publisher, the art director, and the creative director.