- PW Star Watch 2020 Honorees Named
Honorees hail from the U.S. and Canada, and were selected from the ranks of the Big 5 publishers as well as independent and university presses, literary agents, booksellers, and other industry and related organizations.Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 also marks several firsts for the
- It’s Not All About Pub Date
I believed I was a disappointment to my publisher, to my agent, to my readers, and that none of them could ever understand, because at the time I didn’t even understand what was happening to me.
- R.F. Kuang Wrangles Gods and Monsters
That first novel, it’s really just one long scream of rage.”Within three months, she’d finished a draft and landed with agent Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates.
- PRH Releases Workforce Report on Diversity
PRH used as a benchmark the Lee & Low 2019 diversity survey, which found that 76% of the industry (including reviewers, publishing employees, and agents) is white.
- Q & A with Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
In The Cat I Never Named, teacher, research scientist, and activist Amra Sabic-El-Rayess tells her story of surviving ethnic cleansing during the 1990s in war-torn Bosnia, and the stray cat that became an integral part of her family and their survival.
- Frankfurt Cancels Physical Fair, Goes All Virtual
Each digital exhibitor, including agents and rights holders,will be allowed a free company profile, where they can upload their rights guides, title information, rights availability, and previews of titles available to international participants after request.
- Significant Self: PW Talks with Melissa Croce
My agent and editor helped me develop the book.
- Sarah Penner Tells a Tale of Poison
Her first historical novel was rejected by 130 agents.
- Pope Francis to Write a Response to Covid
Consulting publisher Steve Rubin and v-p and executive editor Eamon Dolan acquired world rights, first serial rights and audio rights from the agent, William Barry.
- Book Deals: Week of August 31, 2020
The book is set for summer 2021 and is, the agent added, “an ode to the animals that bring us joy and comfort” that will “resonate with anyone who has ever been touched by anxiety.”
- Rebecca Roanhorse's Genre-bending New Novel
That’s when she started querying, eventually connecting with agent Sara Megibow.
- Cosmic Shifts
Having navigated self-publishing himself, Price says he recognizes the need for new models that will guarantee writers “100% royalties and rights, 100% control, global distribution, one-on-one attention, and a single, trusted location to have their books professionally edited, designed, formatted,
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: August 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 97 self-published titles below.
- The Big Indie Books of Fall 2020
., “creating an unforgettable character who turns a mundane, maybe even maudlin, tale of crime into a fresh, vibrant story of adolescent awakening.”CounterpointThe Disaster TouristYun Ko-eun, trans. from the Korean by Lizzie Buehler (Aug. 4, $16.95 trade paper)Publicity & marketing highl
- Licensing Hotline: August 2020
S&S Highlights Preschool Problem-Solving with 'Donkey Hodie' Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing has acquired the rights to the puppet-based preschool TV series Donkey Hodie, which is scheduled to debut on PBS in early 2021.