- New Titles from Self-Publishers: December 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 62 self-published titles below.
- Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Tracy Deonn
S&S editor Liesa Abrams reached out, telling her that if she ever were to write YA fiction, Abrams wanted to read it.After mulling it over for six months, Deonn, who did not have an agent at the time, queried Abrams with the novel she was working on, recalling, “Liesa ha
- PW’s Person of the Year: The Book Business Worker
On June 8, the day New York City began a partial reopening, more than 1,300 book business workers, from editors and publicists at major houses to literary agents and book critics, stepped off the job in protest of racist state violence and white supremacy under the banner of Pub Workers
- Indie Success: The Road Less Traveled
He’s open to signing with an agent and pursuing a traditional publishing deal—though there’s surely more than one path to finding readers.
- PW Notable: Varian Johnson and Paula Chase
A link to Brain Lair Bookstore is pumping up sales of these titles at that Black-owned indie in South Bend, Ind.But this year Brown Bookshelf has been doing more than promoting Black authors and illustrators and their books: it is taking an activist role by, in Chase’s words, “explaining the
- Q & A with Angela Dominguez
I fell in love with the writing process, and I’m so grateful for my agent’s mentorship.
- Four Questions for Melissa Albert
Originally, The Hazel Wood included only a truncated version of “Alice-Three-Times,” but when my agent set out to sell it, she felt I should write one more tale.
- Frankfurt Book Fair Plans to Go 'Back to Basics'
The respondents said the fair should "concentrate on the basics," and continue to be a physical event, one that provides a space for literary agents plus rights and licensing meetings, as well as international networking opportunities.
- Licensing Hotline: December 2020
Godzilla Reawakens in Middle-Grade ComicsIDW is building on its longtime relationship with Toho, signing a new licensing deal that expands its classic Godzilla publishing program into younger age brackets; formats include art books, coloring books, and journals; and categories such as tabletop games and puzzles
- How Sarah Gailey Became a Novelist, Despite Themself
When their agent suggested it, Gailey responded, “No way, no how.
- Q & A with Gary Paulsen
It was actually a suggestion from my agent.
- Dawnie Walton Writes a Rockin' Novel
“He was actually one of the agents I hadn’t met,” Walton says.
- Will the PRH–S&S Combination Be Too Big?
As the buzz about the end of BookExpo has cooled down, industry members continue to digest the news of PRH’s pending purchase of S&S, the nation’s largest and third-largest trade book publishers, respectively.When the acquisition was announced, the Authors Guild, the American Booksellers Association,
- Talia Hibbert Keeps On Writing On
After a literary agent approached her, she says she was “freaking out.”
- The Best Book Party on Earth
It was a chance to meet people with whom we’d only had phone conversations, a chance to unexpectedly run into an agent (and remember the elevator pitch for that undiscovered narrative nonfiction manuscript that was sitting back home), and a chance to see old friends and catch up.