- Book Deals: Week of May 24, 2021
The debut book by the entertainment journalist describes, the agent said, “how seven iconic teen shows of the 1980s, ’90s and early ’00s—Dawson’s Creek, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, The O.C., Friday Night Lights, and Glee—not only transformed
- Myriam J.A. Chancy Charts the Reverberations of a Disaster
When she met Zawerbny in 2019, she was thinking of moving back to Canada to be closer to family and started looking for a Canadian agent.
- Q & A with Ashley Herring Blake
How do you handle being an agent, author, and editor?
- Noteworthy YA Series Come to an End This Season
A series is a serious undertaking for any writer, and for these five YA authors, it’s time to say goodbye to the characters and worlds they’ve spent years inhabiting.
- Q & A with Camryn Garrett
I used to put pressure on myself to be published by a certain agent or agency, but I really don’t feel that way anymore.
- Lee & Low Launches Kickstarter to Promote Graphic Novel
“It was the kind of graphic novel script that demanded an amazing artist, and I’d just recently heard from Jenn Laughran, agent for Raúl the Third.”
- U.S. Book Show: Industry and Bookselling Panels
Moderator: Zander Bauman, scout, 20th Century StudioPanelistsAngela Cheng Caplan, president and CEO, Cheng Caplan Co.Mac Hawkins, film/TV literary consultant and founder, PragmaticErin Hennicke, director, film/TV, Franklin & Siegal Assoc.Mary Pender, media rights agent, United Talent AgencyTu
- The End of Editing
She just wasn’t going to edit it in the way I thought she would.Rewind a year, to when I found an agent for my debut novel.
- In Focus: Retelling the History of Indigenous People
The power of literature to address the history of the oppression of Indigenous peoples in North America and chart their futures has never been more important.
- Book Buzz: Graphic Novels (Adult)
Working with his longtime collaborator, the artist Sean Phillips, Brubaker has released bestsellers such as Criminal, Incognito, Fatale, The Fade Out, and the Reckless series.The second volume in that series, Friend of the Devil, published in May from Image Comics and follows ex-FBI agent05/17/2021
- Book Buzz: Young Adult
.), may seem like a bit of a departure, Fleming says her agent, Michael Bourret, probably had in mind something for young readers when they started working together.
- Obituary: Arnold Adoff
Adoff worked closely with Hamilton on her manuscripts and served as her literary agent negotiating book contracts.
- Licensing Hotline: May 2021
Albert Whitman Accelerates 'Boxcar' Licensing with New Agent Albert Whitman & Co. has retained Moxie & Co., a licensing agency known for representing classic book properties including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and Raggedy Ann and Andy, to help it extend The Boxcar Children into
- Rights Report: Week of May 10, 2021
Allison Cohen at Running Press Kids has acquired You're the First: A Kid's Guide to the First Amendment by former civil rights attorney, Montessori educator, and founder of the Little Lawyers Allison Matulli (aka Professor Ally) (l.) with literary agent and former attorney Clelia Gore
- Barnes & Noble Reshapes Its Publishing Division
An example of the publisher’s lifestyle push is the world rights acquisition of Cocktail Palette, which it describes as a “giftable” illustrated guide to mixed drinks by cocktail creators Sammi Katz and Olivia McGiff.In addition to expanding Sterling’s outreach to agents, Meehan has been in discussions wit