- Book Deals: Week of January 1, 2018
The novel is set for fall 2019.Peanuts Anthology to LAM Agent Andrew Blauner sold world rights to an essay collection about Peanuts, which he is editing, to Max Rudin at Library of America.
- PW's Top Publishing News Stories of 2017
Agents Make Waves in N.Y.C.In a year that saw content creators of all stripes pivoting toward increased coverage of political topics, two new kids on the literary agency block—Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, of the 11-person agency Javelin, based in Arlington, Va.
- Ali Cobby Eckermann's Personal Story
She also attracted the interest of literary agent Charlotte Sheedy, who now represents her in the U.S.Eckermann was adopted at birth by a white Lutheran couple.
- Most Read PW Opinion Pieces 2017
In Defense of Milo Yiannopoulos's BookYiannopoulos's literary agent, Thomas Flannery Jr., writes that he is "continually shocked by the willingness of many in the publishing industry to stifle Milo Yiannopoulos's opinions" by protesting S&S's since-terminated book deal for Dangerous.
- Obituary: Brooke Goffstein
Edite Kroll, Goffstein’s longtime literary agent (and former editor), offered this remembrance of her client and friend: "Brooke Goffstein never changed in her artist’s determination to get things right, from when I first met her in 1965 and helped proof her first book, The Gats!
- PW's Most-Read Children's and YA Stories of 2017
Bologna 2017: Agents Talk Children’s and YA Trends We asked a number of agents and scouts attending the Bologna Book Fair to talk about the trends they’d been noticing: in themes, in genres, and in international demand. 8.
- Twitter Events Connect Agents and Writers
“I knew other agents in the same boat.
- In Conversation: Tim Federle and Marla Frazee
Our Ferdinand premiere was in L.A. the night before and at 6:30 a.m. my agent Brenda Bowen texted me from New York, “CONGRATS!!!!”
- Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Celia C. Pérez
After later rewriting it with Malú as a 12-year-old, she sent the manuscript to agent Stefanie Von Borstel at Full Circle Literary, whom she had met during an ALA conference.Pérez signed with Von Borstel in 2015, worked with her to polish the manuscript, and sold The First Rul
- Book Deals: Week of December 18, 2017
McElderry Books editor brokered the agreement with agent Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: December 2017
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 93 self-published titles below.
- Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Jessica Townsend
I wanted an agent who would be an agent for my career, not just for this book.”Cooper suggested some edits, which took Townsend about a year and a half to execute.
- Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Molly Ostertag
She began working on comics, including the web series Strong Female Protagonist with co-creator Brennan Lee Mulligan.Through a friend and fellow artist, Ostertag also signed on with agent Jen Linnan in 2014.
- Library Makeover
Librarians are change agents, and this is especially true now amid the epidemic of fake news that plagues our patrons and students.The challenge for me right now is making sure that I am still providing a solid information and media literacy foundation for our students while encouraging them to tin
- Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Andrea Tsurumi
During that time, she immersed herself in the publishing world, working as an assistant to literary agent Liza Voges and in Penguin’s mass market art department.