- A.S. King Adds a Printz Award to Her Honors
I am very proud of this book, and I am so happy that I live at a time when a committee could come together to award it the Printz.”After receiving “the call,” King phoned her agent, Michael Bourret, who hadn’t yet heard the news (“That was a very good moment,” she said
- Dear Authors: Here's How to Avoid Writing Tech Gibberish
That’s what Brad Thor did in Blacklist, in which U.S. government agents use Skype for secure communication.
- Paying It Forward: An Indie Success Story
Though Shernoff can’t reveal much yet, he says his film agent continues to push Atlantic Island along, and it is currently with high-level executives at a major studio.
- Book Deals: Week of February 10, 2020
The book, which agent Andrew Blauner sold world rights to, is, FSG said, “an epic story about America, religion, family, sex, pop culture, the ’60s, education, environmentalism, greed, murder, love, and blood atonement set in a Mormon enclave in the outskirts of Los Ange
- Ten Speed Builds a Graphic List
The imprint develops some titles in-house, Wehner noted, and has begun getting submissions after reaching out to agents.
- Funny Females Take Center Stage in New Novels for Kids
Bolstered by the feedback on social media, Kim queried agents that same day and, within about 12 hours, received her first offer of representation.
- Rights Report: Week of February 3, 2020
Pitched as Alex Rider meets Ally Carter, the novel features a girl raised by a criminal mastermind who must use her unique skill set to locate a dangerous weapon and keep it away from government agents and villainous syndicates alike.
- #DignidadLiteraria, Macmillan Meet to Discuss Industry Bias
Lovato disclosed that plans are in place for book people—publishers, editors, authors, agents, and readers—in 11 cities across the country, "from L.A. to New York City," to address the "crisis in Latino publishing" in gatherings this week.
- Publishing’s ‘American Dirt’ Problem
There’s a need for multicultural agents, multicultural editors, and multicultural publishers.”
- Four Dead in Ohio: Derf Backderf On Kent State
He examines the anti-communist paranoia and the fear of local and state authorities in the wake of previous local clashes with the Students for a Democratic Society (and its violent Weather underground chapter), as well as the targeting of student organizations by FBI undercover agents.
- In Her New Novel, Şebnem İşigüzel Finds a Child Prophet
When I get lucky, the two passions meet, and here I am getting lucky in Istanbul: I’m at the Gezi, an artists’s café in Beyoglu, waiting for Turkish writer Sebnem Isiguzel and her agent, Nermin Mollaoglu, to talk about Isiguzel’s new novel, The Girl in the Tree, to be
- Q & A with Elana K. Arnold
Last year, Elana K.
- New Kids' and YA Books: Week of February 3, 2020
Agent Lion by David Soman and Jacky Davis.
- Dog Trainer and Novelist Victoria Schade On Her New Book and the Puppy Bowl
And I'm going back and forth with my agent, Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary, who one day just said, "Who Rescued Who."
- New Lee and Low Survey Shows No Progress on Diversity in Publishing
In children's literature, where the hashtags #ownvoices (which spotlights books where the creator and protagonist share a cultural background and marginalized identity) and #DVpit (which was designed to help creators from diverse backgrounds query agents and editors) have popped up over the past f