- Amistad Launches #BlackoutBestsellerList on Social Media
Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist), and to veteran Black literary agent Marie Brown to get their thoughts on the campaign before it went live.
- Red Sofa Literary Principal Threatens to Sue Other Agents, Author
The two agents are Beth Phelan of Gallt and Zacker (the email was cc’ed to that agency’s two principals) and Kelly Van Sant, who until two weeks ago worked for Red Sofa.
- Coalition of Individuals, Literary Organizations Issues Demands to Tattered Cover
Other signers include agent Kristin Nelson and four of her colleagues at the Nelson Literary Agency and Angela Maria Spring of Duende District Bookstore in Washington, D.C.Describing Tattered Cover as more than simply a place where one can buy books, but as an influential hub of literary activity
- Religion Book Deals: June 10, 2020
Wilde represented himself in the deal.Tyndale Takes One for MomsBecky Brandvik, senior director, Tyndale Gift & Specialty, took world rights to a book by literary agent Blythe Daniel and her mother Dr.
- Glasstown Entertainment Under Fire From Former Employees, Authors
PW asked several authors who have contracted with Glasstown for their input, and was informed that, to their knowledge, agented authors invariably received better advances that included percentages of sales.
- Book Deals: Week of June 8, 2020
Plotting, which Lipstein sold without a literary agent, is set in the world of New York publishing and, he said, follows an up-and-coming writer who's made grand promises by an agent.
- Sarah Vaughn's New Novel Lurks in the Shadows of Motherhood
“Sarah’s novels feature women who are navigating their roles as wives, mothers, and daughters, but who often also have other great responsibilities—lawmakers, doctors, politicians,” says Lizzy Kremer, Vaughan’s literary agent.
- A Fiction Antiracist Reading List
But when his plans to escape with Sophia, the woman he loves, are dashed by betrayal and violence, Hiram is inducted into the Underground, the secret network of agents working to liberate slaves.”The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott (Liveright)Scott imagines an alternate history
- Authors Push for Transparency with #PublishingPaidMe
We know agents need to be paid.
- Frankfurt Launches Facebook Rights Community
So far, the site has hosted pitches from agent Elisabeth Ruge, owner of Elisabeth Ruge Agentur GmbH in Berlin; Paniz Terachi from the Blue Circle Literary Agency in Tehran; and Maÿlis Vauterin, foreign rights director at Editions Stock in Paris.
- BookExpo 2020: Middle Grade Editors' Buzz Picks
I want children to feel that they can be agents of change, they can make the world a better place.”Maggie Rosenthal, associate editor of Viking Books for Young Readers, introduced Thirteens by Kate Alice Marshall, a horror story with a “twisted fairy tale” mixed in that she compared to
- An Anti-Racist Reading List
Institutional Racism and Police Brutality The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris (Hachette) "Horace, a former agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and a CNN
- BookExpo 2020: YA Editors' Buzz
While Chang was not the original acquiring editor (editor Melissa Frain recently left the company due to Covid-19 related layoffs), she was happy to take Goodman’s novel on, which Goodman had pitched to her agent as “Southern Gothic Anne of Green Gables with a little bit of magic.”Invited
- New Lit Agency Acquires 12 Literary Estates
It added that it will "proactively manage the estates it buys or buys into, working with agents to support their exploitation across all media platforms."
- Book Deals: Week of June 1, 2020
The agent said the debut novel follows Elizabethan author Christopher Marlowe after he’s “approached by the Queen’s spymaster” and “takes a job that will grant him the life he’s always dreamed of—and puts him in danger he never imagined.”