- PEN Festival Guest Turned Away by U.S. Immigration
Abdel-Magied took to Twitter to explain her situation, adding that the CBP agents seized her phone and passport.She later followed up her string of tweets with a statement."
- HC Signs Silva to Global Deal; Inks Jonasson Sequel
The Swedish publisher is Piratforlaget, and the agent is Carina Brandt at the Brandt New Agency in Barcelona.
- On Writing What You Know
Writing was fun again, and it seemed that in those years of rejection and rewrites, I’d learned to do it better.I got a new agent and the book sold in a two-book deal.
- Book Deals: Week of April 9, 2018
George Lucas at Inkwell Management handled the U.S. sale on behalf of Mark Lucas at the London-based LAW Literary Agents.
- Open Book: A Good Book, a Great City, and a Dead Prostitute
“But with Ambrose Parry,” Scard says,“I became the sole agent in order to make the distinction.”Scard tells me that she and Dawnay knew Brookmyre was working on something but saw nothing until the couple sent in a few early chapters in February 2017.
- London Book Fair 2018: 30 Years After 'The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho is Still Making Magic
“Then there was the work of Monica Antunes, Coelho’s exclusive agent, who convinced some of the most important publishers in the world to publish the book.”And then, of course, there was the author himself, Pereira says.
- International Hot Book Properties, Week of April 9, 2018
Pankoke, a former FBI agent, has been working on an investigation into what happened to the Frank family and, specifically, who revealed their location to the Nazis, as he thinks it was never adequately investigated or solved.
- New Digital Spanish-Language Bookstore Comes to U.S.
., it’s necessary to also take into account the local media and current events.To that end, Silva told PW exclusively, Libros in Español will also act as a literary agent for Hispanic U.S. authors of works in Spanish starting in autumn of 2018, and has already signed Gabriel
- 2018 Pannell Award Winners Announced
., in recognition of “its outstanding service to authors, children, and the community.”This year’s winners were chosen by a committee of publishing professionals, including Brenda Bowen, literary agent at Sanford J.
- Are We Headed for a Pay-for-Privacy World?
That has raised serious concerns, and a number of legal actions to block the question—after all, how can we get an accurate count, as mandated by the Constitution, if those without citizenship are afraid of being rounded up and deported by ICE agents?
- Q & A with Jon Burgerman
There was an actual knock on my studio door, and my friend Oliver , who works upstairs, said his literary agent, Paul Moreton , had a picture book script, and asked if I would be interested in illustrating it.
- Licensing Hotline: April 2018
Sourcebooks Catches a Licensing Agent Sourcebooks is launching an outbound licensing program based on some of its leading brands, appointing agency Moxie & Company to oversee brand extensions into merchandise, digital and mobile media, and direct-to-retail partnerships.
- Bologna 2018: Middle Grade, Inspiring Women, and Unicorns
She said, “I got to see firsthand the truth of what one agent told me, that publishers are attracted by ‘bling.’
- The 6 Most Versatile Words in the English Language
Burrows crafts tense postapocalyptic scenarios, moody noir, fantasy, erotic science fiction, and “the double life of a freelance secret agent.”
- Bologna 2018: Photos from the Fair
Dealmakers and scouts gathered at the Literary Agents Center to talk international trends.