- Sensitivity Readers! What Are They Good For? (A Lot.)
It’s as if some authors care more about getting poisons right than representing black characters.As a straight white male who’s spent the past four years writing a queer love story, I’ve used nearly a dozen sensitivity readers so far, and I will no doubt use several more once my agent and
- Chigozie Obioma's Magical African Mystery Tour
“There is a system of corruption with agents, middlemen, known in Nigeria as ‘who you sabi .’
- PW Online and On-Air: Week of August 13, 2018
Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost HeroOne Thousand Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing ListSuicidal: Why We Kill OurselvesFrom the NewslettersTip SheetLaura Griffin, author of Desperate Girls, picks 10 sexy thrillers.Children’s BookshelfFormer clients of Danielle Smith, an agent specializ
- BenBella Partners with Bestselling Author on E-Series
Then her agent, Beth Davey at Davey Literary & Media, suggested Cooper talk to Glenn Yeffeth, publisher of BenBella Books.
- Reverberations Continue in Donadio Embezzlement Scandal
An agent’s first responsibility is a fiduciary one.
- This Week's Bestsellers: August 13, 2018
Sales of the 1991 paperback edition are up 538% compared to the week before.New & NotableParadox Catherine Coulter #2 Hardcover Fiction “Coulter fans will have a tough time putting this one down,” our review said of her “pulse-pounding 22nd FBI thriller,” in which married sleuths Lacey Sherlock
- Q & A with Mary E. Pearson
I do have a film agent, and I think he’s looking at interest for various opportunities, but there is nothing in writing yet.
- Our Woman in London: Kate Atkinson
In the bugged neighboring flat, Godfrey Toby, posing as a Gestapo agent, meets a dreary bunch of British Nazi sympathizers who pass on intelligence about Jews and other enemies of the Führer.To Juliet, the conversations are either difficult to discern or achingly dull.
- Book Deals: Week of August 6, 2018
Agent Holly Root at Root Literary said the western romance series is “set on a black-owned luxury dude ranch,” and the first book, A Cowboy to Remember, is “a twist on ‘Sleeping Beauty’ featuring a celebrity chef stricken with amnesia reunited with her high school crush.”
- Agent Danielle Smith’s Former Clients Speak Out
Agent Jennie Kendrick joined Smith at Lupine Grove this past January.
- Anne Ishii To Head Philly’s Nonprofit Asian Arts Initiative
Anne Ishii, cofounder of the book, fashion and brand outlet Massive Goods, has been named executive director of Philadephia’s Asian Arts Initiative, a pioneering urban arts nonprofit.Ishii, who has worked as an editor, translator and agent, will join the AAI August 1.
- At PRH, Producing a Publishing Powerhouse
—and in a number of other countries—was approved by government regulators quickly, leaving it to Markus Dohle, who had been CEO of Random House, to oversee the integration of the two companies as CEO of the combined publisher, while Penguin chairman John Makinson was named its chairman.How the merge
- Indie Scouting Report: July 2018
Khalifa; narrated by Scott BrickSynopsis: After a terrorist takeover of a skyscraper, former FBI agent Alex Blackwell is dragged from retirement.PW’s Takeaway: A totally satisfying audiobook.Comparable Title: Daniel Silva’s The Black WidowRead the Review★ Shadowed by Death by Mary AdlerSynopsis: In 19
- The Joy of Crafting
Here are four titles that offer chicken soup for the crafter’s soul.Craftfulness Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin (HarperWave, Jan. 2019) Two U.K. publishing veterans—Davidson heads up Random House U.K.’s Square Peg imprint, and Tahsin is a longtime editor turned agent—encourage those who feel
- Write, Market, Repeat: An Indie Success Story
She also has an agent, Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan, who handles subsidiary rights.Albert says that since launching Persevero Press, she has gained some critical insights into the self-publishing market: writing a great book is just the beginning—quality cover art and book design are cri