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And read on for PW’s annual roundup of some of the big properties U.S. agents will be selling at the fair.Below, more on the London Book FairLondon Briefcase 2020: What U.S.
- Book Deals: Week of March 2, 2020
Roanhorse’s literary agent, Sara Megibow at KT Literary, said the story “follows a Native man working for a virtual reality company that offers ‘authentic’ Indian experiences to dark ends.”The Residence by Andrew Pyper (Skybound, Sept.) has been optioned for series development by Skybound Entertainment
- London Briefcase 2020: What U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at the London Book Fair
Aevitas Creative ManagementBend You to Remain by Tsering Lama U.S. publisher: Bloomsbury, fall 2021A debut novel from the storytelling advisor for Greenpeace International tells the 60-year tale of a Tibetan family’s journey through exile, from Nepal to North America, following three women and a fatherless
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She added that her company is making arrangements for teleconferencing, should remote meetings become necessary: “There were already quite a few publishers and agents from Asia who had decided not to attend.
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And so becoming a writer was a way to show the world how special I am.”Jay Mandel, Tobar’s agent at William Morris Endeavor, calls him “a Swiss Army knife of a writer.”
- Americans Begin Pulling Out of LBF
Publishers and agents were also saying that, as the number of cancellations from editors and agents in other countries grows, the number of meetings they have set up is being reduced.One major publisher who is still planning to attend is Penguin Random House, although there are a few c
- PubWest 2020: Children's Publishers and Librarians Share Engagement Tips
\tTalk to agents—identify best practices \tTalk to your distributor—identify best practices \tLook into awards—identify what’s getting the attention \tTie it to an existing genre on your list \tDon’t be a one-hit wonder
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His best known character, Dirk Pitt, a marine engineer, government agent and sea adventurer, first appeared in the Mediterranean Caper in 1973; and was followed by Iceberg (1975), and Raise the Titanic!
- Publishers, Agents Scramble to Reschedule Bologna
“If we have to cancel, we can make up the business through our sub-rights agents.
- Rights Report: Week of February 24, 2020
Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired North American rights to You'll Be the Death of Me and a second untitled YA novel by Karen M.
- Book Deals: Week of February 24, 2020
Rob McQuilkin at Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents represented the author, who is a New Yorker contributor.
- Laura Lippman Finds Her Fighting Words
After some confusion, she followed a TSA agent’s instructions and got in another screening line, where a different agent asked her if she really needed to be there.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: February 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 54 self-published titles below.
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I loved this memoir the way I have never loved a memoir.”Writer’s House senior agent Susan Golomb, who sent Raab Hollywood Park, first saw the manuscript in summer 2018.
- PubWest 2020 Looks Forward to a Diverse Future
Steve Wasserman, the publisher of Berkeley’s Heyday and a veteran literary agent and editor, agreed that small presses will help change the conversation, but objected to restricting the kinds stories writers are allowed to tackle.