- Licensing Hotline: September 2019
Negotiations are ongoing with other licensors and agents about additional rockers for 2020 and beyond.
- Lily Williams Continues Her Environmental Mission
“While my story sounds like a dream to anyone who is looking to get a book published, I should emphasize that it took two years working with Emily and my agent on various drafts before I signed a contract, and two more years before Roaring Brook published the book,” she said.
- HarperCollins Christian Publisher David Moberg to Open PWedu's New Online Summit, Oct. 30
Additional sessions in the Christian Publishing Summit include Lessons from a Faith-Based Publicist; Discoverability: Retail Strategies in a Time of Transition for Christian Publishing; A Marketer’s Lesson on How to Serve Diverse Audiences; and Lessons from Literary Agents in the Christian Sphere.
- Rights Report: Week of September 9, 2019
Ewers at the CAT Agency brokered the deal.Taylor Norman at Chronicle has acquired, in a two-book deal, at auction, world rights to literary agent Stephen Barr's debut picture book, The Upside Down Hat, in which a boy who has everything wakes up and discovers that it's all gone
- PW Star Watch 2019 Finalists
While attending SUNY–New Paltz, where she earned a BA in English and public relations, she interned in Bloomsbury’s marketing department, as well as for literary agent Brooks Sherman.
- NYPL @ NYCC: Selected Panels
Featured panelists include: Kat Cho (Wicked Fox), Zoraida Córdova (the Brooklyn Brujas series), Rebecca Roanhorse (the Sixth World series), Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not), and agent DongWon Song.Comics and the Clinic: Comics and Mental Health in PracticeTrustees Room, 2:
- Random House Publisher Susan Kamil Dies at 69
Zoë Pagnamenta, who has her own agency, called Kamil "the best kind of champion an author or their agent could wish for."
- The Stars of 2019
On September 18, at a party at Marquee in Manhattan, a Superstar will be announced who will win a sponsored trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, courtesy of the fair.The 51 rising stars represent every corner of the industry, from production managers to editors, literary agents,
- PW Star Watch 2019 Honorees
Margot AtwellHead of publishingKickstarter, BrooklynEight weeks ago, Atwell was promoted to the position of head of publishing at Kickstarter.
- Book Deals: Week of September 9, 2019
Grushin earned a place on Granta’s Best Young American Novelists list for her 2006 debut, The Dream Life of Sukhanov (also published by Putnam).Lit Agent Sells First Picture BookLiterary agent Stephen Barr sold his debut picture book, at auction, to Chronicle.
- Jokha Alharthi Brings Omani Literature to the U.S.
Seen though the lens of Asma, Khawla, and Mayya’s diverse reactions to the status quo, tradition is challenged in relationships between men and women, master and slave (slavery was only abolished in Oman in 1970), parents and children, and a shift from rural to city living, all of wh
- ABA Condemns Amazon, Promises to Inform Feds
"We apologize for this error; we value our relationship with authors, agents, and publishers, and regret the difficulties this has caused them and our fellow booksellers."
- Children's Job Moves: August 2019
Greenburger Associates as agent; she was previously associate agent at Janklow & Nesbit.Eddie Gamarra has joined Nickelodeon as v-p of studio development; he was formerly literary manager at The Gotham Group.Random House Children's Books has three new hires.
- Bologna’s Moscow Debut to Seed New Fair
/Italy); Patrizia Zerbi, publisher of Carthusia (Italy); Robyn Newton, agent at the Bright Agency (U.K.); Suzanne Carnell, publisher of Two Hoots, an imprint of Macmillan (U.K.); and Xiaoyan Huang, publisher of Everafter Books (China).
- Frankfurt Updates Hall Plan, Adds Audiobook Focus
The most important change this year is the fair's decision to move the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) from Hall 6 to the Festhalle, where it will reside at least through 2020.