- Children’s Book Council Debuts Diversity Awards
Beth Phelan: In addition to championing diverse voices through her work as an agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary, Phelan created #DVPit in 2016—a Twitter pitch event that shines a light on emerging authors of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
- Agents to Relocate at Frankfurt in 2019
Various halls at the Frankfurt Messe will be under construction in the coming year, forcing the Frankfurt Book Fair to reconfigure where some exhibitors and participants will work when the annual event is held in October 16-20, 2019 Initially, the most impacted part of the fair will be the
- Religion Book Deals: September 26, 2018
Brafman Lands at ZondervanZondervan’s associate publisher and executive editor Ryan Pazdur took world rights from agent Mark Sweeney to Starfish and the Church: Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Your Entire Team by Ori Brafman (with Christian authors Lance Ford and Rob Wegner).
- Q & A with Jonathan Auxier
Since the publication of his first novel, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, starring a blind 10-year-old orphan who is a skilled thief, Pittsburgh-based author Jonathan Auxier has been crafting magic-infused and adventurous middle-grade novels that have earned accolades and landed on bestseller lists.
- ACFW 2018 Sharpens Focus on Author Training and Support
“It’s the beginning of a relationship, either between an author and editor or an author and an agent—and authors can understand just how far they have to go to get a contract.”Publishers and agents also use the conference as a place to hold meetings, network, scout new talent, and
- Rights Report: Week of September 24, 2018
Publication is planned for April 9, 2019, with an announced first printing of 75,000 copies; Julie Stevenson at Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents did the deal for U.S., Canadian, and open market rights.
- The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair
Aevitas Creative ManagementLate Bloomers by Rich KarlgaardU.S. publisher: Currency, Apr. 2019An entrepreneur and the publisher of Forbes magazine offers, per the agency, an exploration of “what it means to be a late bloomer in a culture obsessed with early success.”The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Ha
- Only in New England—And This Novel—Could Something Like This Happen
I’ve been a tremendous fan ever since I stumbled upon a galley of The Giant’s House, her debut novel, which went on to be a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award.Megan Lynch, editorial director at Ecco, who bought North American rights to Bowlaway from McCracken’s longtime agent, He
- Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 Preview
And this year, the LitAg, where agents and scouts conduct their business, will once again grow, featuring 528 tables, up from 500 last year, with 358 agencies from around the world.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: September 2018
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 87 self-published titles below.
- Book Deals: Week of September 24, 2018
Miller, a James Beard–winning author, did not use an agent in the deal, which was for world rights.
- Postwar Trauma: PW Talks with Anna Lee Huber
I was contemplating the nature of marriage during wartime, and the secrets we sometimes keep from those we love the most, when I stumbled upon the idea of making my heroine a Secret Service agent.
- Chad Post’s Open Letter Books Turns 10
Among those are translators, such as NEA fellowship recipient Will Vanderhyden; agents, such as Allie Levick, an assistant at Writers House Literary Agency; and editors, such as Kaija Straumanis, Open Letter’s editorial director.When asked to reflect on what winning the prize meant to him,
- International Hot Book Properties, Week of Monday, September 24, 2018
Oslo Literary Agency controls all rights to the book--Aschehoug Forlag in Norway is the originating publisher--which follows two parallel storylines, one about a Norwegian who became a Nazi double agent, and another about a Jewish family.
- Who Was William Cooper? The Man Behind One of the Most Controversial Books of Our Time
It takes balls to stand before a crowd night after night hawking fifth generation dupes of the Zapruder film, claiming the washed out images proved JFK was killed by the Secret Service agent driving the Presidential limousine, but Cooper did it for years.