- PW Launches New U.S. Book Trade Fair for May
The intended audience includes booksellers, librarians, publishers and literary agents from across the U.S. and the world.
- Authors Seek Missing Payments from Foundry
Sources also indicated that some former agents of the firm may also be owed money.The Authors Guild has reached out on behalf of some of the injured parties and sources said that the problem appears to involve issues with an account that receives publisher payments and then pays them to authors.
- TKO Studios Expands to the Book Trade, Movies
In addition, the house plans hardcover editions for Sentient and Sara that will be released later.TKO released four titles on its first list (TKO calls its seasonal lists waves), including Sara, a story based on Soviet women snipers in WWII; The 7 Deadly Sins by Tze Chun with art by
- Old Novels as Therapy
I bought a used edition of And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins, from Better World Books, whose profits support literacy programs, and I read it twice within two months, taking as long as I wanted to savor the delectable prose.On my shelves are multiple
- In Conversation: Courtney Maum, Matthew Salesses, and Rachel Krantz
As a debut author awaiting the publication of my first book, Anything But Monogamy (Harmony), for me, there were two recent books about the craft of writing that felt that way, and both were published by Catapult: Courtney Maum’s funny and honest guide Before and After the Book Deal:
- PW's Most-Read Children's and YA Stories of 2020
Caine’s literary agent Lucienne Diver said, “During even her hardest times, she was an activist, an ally, a philanthropist, an author uplifting other voices.”9.
- Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Chloe Gong
But as someone who moved to the U.S. for college in 2017 and found her agent around 2018, she is aware of the Americentrism of the publishing market.
- Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Aiden Thomas
After querying around 30 agents without success, he decided to post his first novel on the Swoon Reads writing platform, where aspiring writers share their work in the hope of being chosen for publication by the Macmillan imprint.
- Xelena Gonzalez on Dignidad Literaria and Pushing Publishing to Be Better
I will fill up the library auditorium with aspiring writers and illustrators of color and explain to them what an agent is, what the pitch process is, what the hell a query is.’
- 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
- Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Darcie Little Badger
Her mother is a scientist who taught high school math and science and was one of the first of the Lipan Apache tribe to earn a degree in biology.Little Badger was far into the manuscript when her nonfiction and speculative short fiction for adults, which appears in publications like Strange Horizons,