- Why Can't Publishers Handle the Truth?
Earlier this year, independent children’s book publisher Lee & Low Books released its 2019 Diversity Baseline Survey, which revealed that 76% of respondent publishing staff, review journal staff, and literary agents are white.And even with the advent of the #MeToo movement, we still focus a
- PW Star Watch 2020 Finalists Announced
The finalists are as follows: \tNicole Counts, senior editor, One World/Penguin Random House \tNivia Evans, editor, Orbit Books/Hachette Book Group \tRyan Mita, membership manager, Children’s Book Council \tQuressa Robinson, literary
- 'Melanin in YA' Database Promotes Black Voices
A directory page will list Black authors, agents, editors, audiobook narrators, cover designers, and BIPOC resources such as Asian Author Alliance, Latinx in Publishing, LGBTQ Reads, and We Need Diverse Books.
- Four Questions for Sherri Duskey Rinker
I told my awesome agent, Lori Kilkelly, that I had been stewing about this idea.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: End of September
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 86 self-published titles below.
- Nadia Owusu's Earthquake of a Memoir
In the second year of the program, she wrote her “first real draft.”Some chapters were published as standalone pieces: Owusu’s agent, Meredith Kaffel Simonoff at DeFiore & Company, tells me she first encountered Owusu “through an essay she wrote for Catapult, titled ‘The Wailing,’ depicting
- Indie Success: Writing off the Map
Follow through.”Agents help.
- 'PW' in Spanish Debuts Around the World
“With its lively mix of news, interviews, feature articles and book reviews, Publishers Weekly en Español is a long-awaited resource that Spanish-speaking booksellers, publishers, authors, agents and librarians can use every day in their professional lives."
- Licensing Hotline: September 2020
- More on McGuigan's New Shingle, Ultra Literary
Foundry Literary + Media co-founder Peter McGuigan has provided more details on his new literary agency Ultra Literary, which was announced last week.Ultra staffers include former Foundry agent Kirsten Neuhaus and Alička Pistek.
- Book Fair Directors Say Live Shows Must Go On
Plus, book fairs around the world are a strong engine for the international literary economy.Every year, more than a hundred Nordic and international agents participate in the Book Fair in Gothenburg, and a few thousand exhibitors from around 100 countries attend Frankfurter Buchmesse.
- ACFW 2020: Christian Publishers Aim for a New Normal
“We’re going to get back to some kind of normal, but its not going to be the way it was.”Also presented virtually, the ACFW Awards Gala recognized Jocelyn Bailey of HarperCollins Christian Publishing with its Editor of the Year award, Books & Such Literary Management’s Cynthia Ruchti (Agent09/23/2020
- Noteworthy Picture Book and Novel Sequels: September 2020
The book earned a starred review from PW.Take the Plunge by John Patrick Green (First Second, Sept. 29 $9.99; ISBN 978-1-250-21998-5)Secret agents Mango and Brash are plunged into a new mystery in the second book of the InvestiGators series.
- Frankfurt Book Fair: Going Virtual
“When I started , lots of agents said, ‘I can’t.
- Book Deals: Week of September 21, 2020
Maines’s book, Dial said, aims “to correct some of the most insidious messaging absorbed by queer kids and all young women—from the idea that any one thing can (or should) ever really ‘fix’ you to wondering what’s wrong with you when things don’t always feel better—by providing an intimate look