- BookCon 2017: Back to Her Beginnings: Marie Lu
It’s the novel that helped her secure her agent back in 2007, though they weren’t able to sell the book at the time.
- Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers, May 28, 2017
The Fiction and Literature category of the iBooks store was pretty much unchanged on Apple’s latest charts, with Paula Hawkins and Margaret Atwood again taking slots one and two for, respectively, Into the Water and The Handmaid’s Tale.
- BookExpo 2017: Charlesbridge Debuts Teen Imprint
Although it took Weisenberg a little longer, closer to 18 months, the extra time paid off: the author received a positive response from agent Kerri Sparks in one week.
- BookExpo 2017: More, More, More at the APA Author Tea
The APA’s Public Relations Committee chair, Katie Punia, points to Penguin Random House’s audiobook of George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo, which featured a 166-person cast, including Saunders, his wife, children, agent, editor, and Penguin Random House staff, in addition to celebrity na
- BookExpo 2017: New York Rights Fair Gets Send-Off
The show will cover both adult and children’s content.According to the organizers, the fair will offer a unique venue for U.S. publishers and agents to network with their global counterparts in the publishing capital of the world.
- BookExpo 2017: Harlequin Branches Out with New Imprints
Another notable early acquisition is agent-cum-writer Neil Olson’s The Black Painting (Jan. 2018), a literary mystery involving a stolen work by the artist Francisco de Goya.Park Row Books, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises’ Mira Books, is a line of thought-provoking and voice-driven nove
- BookExpo 2017: Neil Olson: From Both Sides Now
Over a nosh with Neil Olson, legendary Donadio & Olson agent to such luminaries as Mario Puzo and Robert Stone, the new editorial director of Hanover Square Press, Peter Joseph, asked Olson what he was working on.
- ‘Little Excavator’ Continues Dewdney’s Literary Legacy
The editor knew that that time had arrived when Dewdney’s agent, Deborah Warren at East West Literary Agency, submitted Llama Llama Red Pajama to her.
- Book Deals: Week of May 29, 2017
Agent Wendy Strothman, who has an eponymous shingle, brokered the sale; she described Adults as a candid work about Varoufakis’s “negotiations with European power brokers” and Talking as a letter from the author to his daughter “about capitalism.”
- How RBmedia Came to Life
“This acquisition means we have a very compelling story we can tell authors, agents, and publishers.”In addition to a catalogue of 30,000 proprietary audiobooks from its own publishing imprints, RBmedia partners with various publishers and content producers to offer a portfolio of digital media that in
- Stephen Greenblatt on The Crazy Story of Creation
The principal difference was putting it in the genre of biography and taking the time to explain who these people were.”Greenblatt’s says that his agent, Jill Kneerim, “completely got” the idea of a book about how Elizabethan historical realities shaped Shakespeare’s art.
- Publisher Jason Pinter Goes DIY Route for His New Novel
Pinter and his agent, Scott Miller at Trident Media Group, submitted the book to several publishers, before withdrawing it.
- ‘Claymates’: A Tale of Friendship by Two New Friends
Little, Brown editor Deirdre Jones was immediately smitten with Claymates when a colleague showed her the dummy, which had been submitted by an agent.
- In Brief: May 25, 2017
Here, Williams and her agent, Minju Chang of Book Stop Literary Agency, get ready to go snorkeling.Looking at Latino Authors Latinx in Publishing (LxP) hosted an event at the Simon & Schuster offices with the team members of the Atria imprint.
- Rich Green Up at ICM
Hillary Jacobson, Heather Karpas, and Zoe Sandler have all been promoted to agent in ICM's publications department in New York.