- Noteworthy Picture Book and Novel Sequels: February 2021
The scaly secret agents are going undercover as Investibankers—investment bankers—to flush out a felon.Slime for Dinner by Geronimo Stilton and Tom Angleberger (Graphix, Feb. 2 $12.99; ISBN 978-1-338-58735-7) This is the second installment in the new Geronimo Stilton series interpreted by a
- Elizabeth McCracken's Entertaining Eccentrics
The author-agent match was made when McCracken was a graduate student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Dunow was a fledgling agent.
- Religion Book Deals: February 24, 2021
World rights were negotiated with agent Kathryn Helmers with Creative Trust.Chosen Books in Two-books Deals with GilesKim Bangs at Chosen Books bought world rights to two books from speaker, preacher and teacher Joshua Giles.
- Q & A with Juliet Menéndez
Guatemalan American author-illustrator Juliet Menéndez’s debut book Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, features profiles and childhood portraits of 40 influential Latinas, following them from their early footsteps to making their dreams come true—and history, too.
- Christy Awards Add New Honor for Writers of Color
Bolden, who is also a literary agent for many authors of color, says she expects the award will have “a snowball effect.
- The On-Sale Calendar: June 2021
JUNEJune 1Kennedy’s Avenger by Dan Abrams and David Fisher (Hanover Square Press, $27.99; ISBN 978-1-335-91403-3). 300,000 copies.Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, $29; ISBN 978-0-316-42008-2). 250,000 copies.Jackpot by Stuart Woods and Bryon Quertermous
- PEN America Launches 'Expanded' Emerging Voices Fellowship
It now includes "curated one-on-one mentorship; introductions to editors, agents, and publishers; and workshops on editing, marketing, and other professional skills," and will "culminate in a November final reading event and celebration."
- Viral Love Song Gets a Picture Book Remake
Tom recalled being contacted by several literary agents saying the song would make a great picture book.
- Lit Agent Under Fire from Former Clients, Including Bestselling YA Author
Thomas has not settled on a new agent; Mary Pender at United Talent Agency remains her agent for film and TV deals.Update: On March 4, Thomas announced on Twitter that Molly Ker Hawley of the Bent Agency will represent her.
- Creating Fairness in Publishing
We need more brown and Black editors, literary agents, ghostwriters, and representatives within publishing companies, not just in administrative roles but also in decision-making and leadership positions.
- Spring 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
Macmillan AustraliaThere’s a Zoo in My Poo by Felice Jacka, illus. by Rob Craw (Apr. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-76078-304-4) discusses what kids need to know about their poop to stay healthy.
- Spring 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers R-Z
Random HouseMy Little Brave Girl by Hilary Duff, illus. by Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30072-5), encourages girls to reach higher, dream bigger, and approach the world with their hearts wide open.
- An Art Historian Considers the Art of the Steal
But Saltzman says she had been thinking about writing it since the late 1990s—“thinking about how to write it, it’s such a big story”—and had discussed the project early on with Melanie Jackson at the Melanie Jackson Agency, her agent for over 25 years.
- Five Religion Publishers Make Promotions, Hires
“Respected and admired by authors and agents across the Christian and secular space, Derek is also a collaborative team player who is always ready to rise to the next challenge,” said Constable.Emily Tobin to Lead Marketing for Zondervan BiblesMelina Bouma, v-p and publisher of Zondervan Bibles has
- Seizing Inspiration: Indie Community
With all possibilities exhausted, my agent had been forced to concede that it just wasn’t going to happen.