- Book Deals: Week of June 8, 2020
Plotting, which Lipstein sold without a literary agent, is set in the world of New York publishing and, he said, follows an up-and-coming writer who's made grand promises by an agent.
- Sarah Vaughn's New Novel Lurks in the Shadows of Motherhood
“Sarah’s novels feature women who are navigating their roles as wives, mothers, and daughters, but who often also have other great responsibilities—lawmakers, doctors, politicians,” says Lizzy Kremer, Vaughan’s literary agent.
- A Fiction Antiracist Reading List
But when his plans to escape with Sophia, the woman he loves, are dashed by betrayal and violence, Hiram is inducted into the Underground, the secret network of agents working to liberate slaves.”The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott (Liveright)Scott imagines an alternate history
- Authors Push for Transparency with #PublishingPaidMe
We know agents need to be paid.
- Frankfurt Launches Facebook Rights Community
So far, the site has hosted pitches from agent Elisabeth Ruge, owner of Elisabeth Ruge Agentur GmbH in Berlin; Paniz Terachi from the Blue Circle Literary Agency in Tehran; and Maÿlis Vauterin, foreign rights director at Editions Stock in Paris.
- BookExpo 2020: Middle Grade Editors' Buzz Picks
I want children to feel that they can be agents of change, they can make the world a better place.”Maggie Rosenthal, associate editor of Viking Books for Young Readers, introduced Thirteens by Kate Alice Marshall, a horror story with a “twisted fairy tale” mixed in that she compared to
- An Anti-Racist Reading List
Institutional Racism and Police Brutality The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris (Hachette) "Horace, a former agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and a CNN
- BookExpo 2020: YA Editors' Buzz
While Chang was not the original acquiring editor (editor Melissa Frain recently left the company due to Covid-19 related layoffs), she was happy to take Goodman’s novel on, which Goodman had pitched to her agent as “Southern Gothic Anne of Green Gables with a little bit of magic.”Invited
- New Lit Agency Acquires 12 Literary Estates
It added that it will "proactively manage the estates it buys or buys into, working with agents to support their exploitation across all media platforms."
- Love in the Time of Corona: Romance Novels 2020
Tyndale has a zeitgeisty release in September: Airborne by DiAnn Mills, a Christian romantic suspense novel in which an FBI agent works to track down the source of a dangerous virus.
- Book Deals: Week of June 1, 2020
The agent said the debut novel follows Elizabethan author Christopher Marlowe after he’s “approached by the Queen’s spymaster” and “takes a job that will grant him the life he’s always dreamed of—and puts him in danger he never imagined.”
- Three Agents Resign After Red Sofa Literary Owner's Tweet
Paul–based literary agent’s tweet ended up gutting the boutique agency she owns.Three agents affiliated with Red Sofa Literary tweeted this past weekend that they have resigned in response to owner Dawn Frederick’s tweet, leaving one subsidiary rights executive besides Frederick still employed there.
- Bookselling Visionary Harry Hoffman Dies at 92
The news of his death was first reported by the New York Times.After an early career that included stints as an FBI agent as well as president of Demco, a library and school supply company, Hoffman was hired by Bronson Ingram in 1968 to run the Tennessee Book Depository.
- Frankfurt to Shrink, German Exhibitors Cancel Booths
The updated fair plan shows the Literary and Agents Center (LitAg) is moving to Hall 6.1, but if there is demand, it could be expanded to Hall 8, a large hall that housed the English language exhibitors until only a few years ago, if necessary.
- In Brief: May 27, 2020
In attendance were Cooper and Aronson’s editor Susan Dobinick, their agent Erin Cox, and their family, friends, and Flint connections.