- Comedy Writer Chris Harris Plays with Nonsense Verse
The dedication involves dialogue between the author and the illustrator, Smith, who was at lunch with his wife, book designer Molly Leach, and her mother, when his agent e-mailed him the manuscript for consideration.
- The Great Defender: 'PW' Talks with Krysten Ritter
My agents would want me to go to meetings and auditions, but I couldn’t shift out of that mode.
- Writers and Their Readers—And Their Feelings
Sure, a writer who chooses not to read reviews receives feedback from his or her agent and editor and perhaps a circle of trusted readers, but we choose our trusted readers.
- Book Deals: Week of September 11, 2017
Fong is behind the popular YouTube channel Kawaii Sweet World; her agent, Kate McKean at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, said the book will feature recipes for desserts and baked goods in Fong’s “signature kawaii style.”
- The BookLife Prize: Checking In with Jennifer Voigt Kaplan
A few agents have contacted me and I’ve been able to forge connections with new publishing professionals.
- PW Star Watch 2017
This year we received more than 200 nominees, from which a team of judges from PW, the American Booksellers Association, the Association of American Publishers, and the Frankfurt Book Fair selected 40 honorees and five finalists, who represent every aspect of publishing—from production to editorial, from
- The Upstart D.C. Agents Making Waves in New York
It was on something of a lark that Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer found themselves working as literary agents.
- Book Deals: Week of September 4, 2017
Agent Kristin Nelson, who has an eponymous shingle, handled both deals; for the film sale she worked with Angela Cheng Caplan, at Cheng Caplan Co., and attorney Wayne Alexander.
- Open Book: When A Child Calls
As an agent, he says, “my job is to find the right editor, and I knew I had to be careful with this one because of the subject.”
- PW Star Watch 2017 Finalists
Colleen AF VenableArt director, Children’s Book GroupWorkman, New YorkVenable took an unusual route to her current position, where, according to Workman general manager Jill Salayi, she creates books “that have never existed before.”
- PW Star Watch 2017 Honorees
Carswell notes that not only is Billingsley a rising star in her own right, but also, as mentor to her team, “she is cultivating a future constellation of stars.”Leila CampoliLiterary agentStonesong, New YorkBefore joining Stonesong in 2015, Campoli had more than five years of experience as a nonfic
- Rights Report: Week of August 28, 2017
Pitched as a gender-swapped YA Romancing the Stone, the action-adventure romance follows the daughter of a Secret Service agent who must save the First Son when he is kidnapped in the Alaskan wilderness—if they don't kill each other first.
- Printing in Hong Kong & China 2017: Retooling the Hong Kong and China Print Business
Our role is much more than what a licensing agent can offer.”Pivoting to Keep PaceIn the educational and STM segments, adoption of the reduced-inventory model and digital ink-jet printing is gaining traction even as consolidation is heating up, observes John Currie, global business director of CTPS
- Taping into TED to Boost Your Author Platform
Gone were authors claims to some Oprah connection: the possibility that they’d get on her show or be chosen for her book club.The panelists were joking about this when the agent sitting next to me opined that TED Talks had become the new Oprah as far as author platforms are concerned.
- Japanese Self-Help Bestsellers Keep On Coming
., have bought the rights to Splits.Neil Gudovitz of the Gudovitz & Company Literary Agency, an agent who handles titles by authors who do not write in English, said he was skeptical when he first heard the book’s title.