- Bologna 2015: Photos from the Fair
The Bologna Book Fair opened this week to spring sunshine and plenty of activity, whether on the show floor, in the agents center, or in presentations and discussions taking place all around the fairgrounds.
- DGLM Elaborates on Plan to Rep Self-Published Authors
Since an agent has, traditionally, been seen as the main conduit to a traditional book deal, there are questions about what, exactly, an agent will be providing an author who self-published.
- First Fiction 2011: Vanessa Diffenbaugh: Say It with Flowers
Senior editor Jennifer Smith acquired the novel from Diffenbaugh's agent, Sally Wofford-Girand, at Brick House Literary Agents, in a heated auction.
- Reading List: John Hodgman
I was not a very good agent, but Writers House itself, a beautiful 18th-century townhouse once belonging to John Jacob Astor, was a lovely place to read and scheme up a new life.
- Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award Contest Opens for Submissions
The 2012 panelists for the general fiction category are: author Linda Fairstein, literary agent Donald Maass, and Anne Sowards, executive editor at Berkley.
- PW: Soul Food
Claude Choquette of Montreal Contacts, primary agent for the whole caboodle, reports that as of today there are 13 different titles for adults, plus three for youngsters in the new Chicken Soup for Little Souls series.
- PubMatch in Deal with Indie Author Group
\t \tPubMatch a partnership between Publishers Weekly, and The Combined Book Exhibit, aims to connect publishers, authors and agents worldwide to strike rights deals.
- Folio Lit Acquires Emma Sweeney Agency
(Before ESA, Brown was at Thomas Dunne Books.)Folio has 20 literary agents and represents over 1,000 authors.
- More Russian Reads: Mysteries & Thrillers 2017
British army intelligence officer Tom Fox is sent to retrieve her.Red SkyChris Goff (Crooked Lane, June)Goff’s second Raisa Jordan thriller finds the U.S. diplomatic security service agent on a mission to northeastern Ukraine to investigate a suspicious plane crash.
- Page to Screen: New Sophie Kinsella and a U.K. Thriller Set in Pittsburgh
British agent Val Hoskins is working with CAA co-agent Brian Siberall on the film rights for Twenties Girl, about a just-dumped 20-something named Lara whose life is drastically changed when she's visited by her recently deceased 105-year-old Aunt Sadie.
- A Great Small Press Story
A movie producer options the book; a big-time agent loves it and takes it on for foreign rights.
- Harry Potter Trivia Book on the Block
The auction rules are available on the agent’s website www.MartinLiteraryManagement.com.
Lawton Joins Books & Such Agency Wendy Lawton, an author and former president and designer of her own company, Lawton Dolls, has been hired as a literary agent.
- Page to Screen: Stephen King's 'Dome' Headed to TV? and a Northern Island-Set Thriller
(King's literary agent is Chuck Verrill.)
- Botox Book Signed at SMP
It was a six-figure world rights deal, signed with agent Meredith Bernstein, and SMP is rushing the book out for a late summer pub date.