- In Pandemic, Dystopian Fiction Loses Its Luster for Editors
According to a number of editors and agents who specialize in adult commercial fiction, escapism is on the rise, to an extent.
- YA Authors Move Online
Instead of a single event, she did a week of recorded conversations with her agent and editor in advance of the book’s release, in which she talked about writing and mental health, which are themes in her novel.
- A Virtual Bologna: One Agent's Experience
Zacker is co-owner of and agent at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency.Not going to Bologna was unthinkable.
- Obituary: PRH Contract Director Bill Shannon Dies at 57
He was known for his professionalism as well as his personal and patient manner during the intricate negotiations required to finalize contracts.Shannon’s “no drama approach” to contract negotiations was cited by his publishing colleagues and his counterparts in the agent community, as was his deep knowledge o
- Colleagues Remember Carolyn Reidy
—Gail Hochman, President of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents and of the Board of Directors of the Association of Authors' RepresentativesCarolyn was one of the major forces in world publishing.
- Rights Report: Week of May 11, 2020
Eliza Swift at Sourcebooks Fire has acquired world English rights to When the Night Comes by Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends).
- Italian Literary Agents Form Trade Association
A group of 37 Italian literary agencies have formed ADALI, the Association of Italian Literary Agents.
- With a Dozen New Books This Year Alone, Kate Messner Is Smashing Expectations
Messner’s combined sales, according to her literary agent, Jennifer Laughran at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, are more than 3.5 million copies.
- Susan Miller Interrogates 'Monogomy'
Also, she confides, when her granddaughter comes to visit her in Boston, “all bets are off—she’s the focus.”When Monogamy was finished in 2018, Miller went looking for a new agent.
- 'Publishers Weekly' Launches Trade Magazine in Spanish
However, seeing how this arrives just as the industry is battling the devastating effects of the pandemic, the arrival of Publishers Weekly en Español is truly a blessing: an injection of confidence for publishers, distributors, booksellers, authors and agents,” said Lluís Miquel Palomares Ba
- Bologna's Virtual Fair Draws 60,000 Online Visitors
Another important component of the fair are the illustrator portfolio reviews, which this year took place online: starting at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, the 24-hour Worldwide Illustrators Survival Portfolio Review saw 24 different illustrators, art directors, and agents taking turns, one each hour
- The Return of the YA Vampire
“Ten years ago,” he recalled, “I read an interview with a literary agent said something along the lines of, ‘If you have any hopes of being published right now, your book better have vampires, zombies, or shapeshifters in it.’ ” He took that comment as prescriptive rather than
- Children's Job Moves: April 2020
Andie Krawczyk has joined Chronicle Books as children's marketing director; previously she was director of library marketing at Candlewick Press.Tristan Lueck has joined Little Bee Books as marketing and publicity assistant.Tricia Lawrence has been promoted to senior agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, from
- Q & A with Jenny Torres Sanchez
Jenny Torres Sanchez’s first YA novel, The Downside of Being Charlie, was published in 2012; in her timely fifth book, We Are Not from Here, she follows three teens attempting the dangerous journey from their violence-ridden village in Guatemala to the United States, on their own.
- The Need for In-Person International Book Fairs
The fair in Beijing, set for August 26-30, will take place as planned.In a recent Bookseller article, agent Peter Cox of Redhammer Management, stated that “the Corona virus might be the death knell of the physical book fair.”