- BEA 2016: Blackstone Audio Expands into Print
“This move allows us to position ourselves a little better, so that we can go to literary agents and compete for all rights out of the box,” he explains.While Blackstone made its print debut last fall, Stanton says that summer 2016 marks a serious ramp-up of titles for the list,
- BEA 2016: Gayle Forman Pens First Adult Novel
When I wrote my second novel, If I Stay, I didn’t have an agent or editor.
- BEA 2016: Is A Flat Royalty Rate Possible?
Jonathan Lyons, a literary agent and lawyer, said he too would be interested to talk about a flat royalty rate or profit sharing with publishers.One point of contention between the two publishers and Guild was over the length of contracts and the reversion clause.
- BEA 2016: Sparks Still Flies After 20 Years
He is with the same agent, Theresa Park, now his business partner, who picked up his manuscript decades ago from the proverbial slush pile and sold it to Jamie Raab, then at Warner Books, now president and publisher, Grand Central Publishing.
- Peeko Press Launches at BEA
“Wherever Mom is, that’s where we want to be,” says Gildea.Both Gildea and Conrad come out of the world of licensing and will continue to manage licensed brands separately—Conrad is the licensing agent for the kids’ computer game Animal Jam, for example—in addition to heading up Peeko Press.
- Chili Peppers as Weapons
To this day, Roach attributes the start of her book career to her agent, Jay Mandel, who called her, suggesting she turn ideas from her Salon column into a book.Writing that first book, Stiff, was an experience Roach calls “terrifying”: “A book is both incredibly liberating—you can
- Book Deals: Week of May 9, 2016
Claudia Gabel took North American rights to three books from agents Lucienne Diver at the Knight Agency (who represented Caine) and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary (who represented Aguirre).
- Cartoonist R. Crumb Returns with 'Art and Beauty' in July
Zwirner first met with Crumb’s agent before visiting the artist at his home in France, and the two hit it off.
- SCBWI Conference Attendees Raise Funds for Diversity
It was prompted by WNDB committee members Linda Sue Park, Miranda Paul, and agent Marietta Zacker’s report to attendees, who hailed from a five-state region in the Heartland, about the two-year-old organization, its mission, and its activities to the SCBWI’s general assembly on Saturday mor
- The Wordless Picture Book: A Panel Discussion at Politics and Prose
He described the first time he experienced a wordless book, the comic Nick Fury: Agent of Shield by Jim Steranko – as a jolt, or an electric shock.
- Children’s Editor Dick Jackson Turns Author
There is a wide variety of styles in the eight books Jackson has sold (all without an agent).
- 10 (Practically) Cringe-less Self-Promotion Ideas for Authors
It may be tempting to post snarky political comments or an old, risqué college pic, but you are bound to offend someone, possibly an ardent agent or esteemed editor.
- Book Deals: Week of May 2, 2016
Set predominantly in northern California, the book, Putnam said, “is fueled by international events and pits its protagonist against private contractors and CIA agents.”Avery Takes a “Pivot” with Hayes Caroline Sutton at Avery Books took world rights to Steven C.
- Q & A with Andrea Portes
A lot of the people I know are now movie producers or agents.
- Wattpad Wades into Hollywood with Wattpad Studios
He acknowledged that “this hasn’t really been done before, so a traditional label like ‘agent’ doesn’t exactly capture the role that Wattpad plays.”A Wattpad spokesperson said the company has hired an L.A.