- 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.
- 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
- #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.”
- New Kids' and YA Books: Week of February 3, 2020
Agent Lion by David Soman and Jacky Davis.
- Q & A with Elana K. Arnold
Last year, Elana K.
- 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."
- Q & A with Sara Pennypacker
My agent will have to say, “No, I really think that what you think is a picture book isn’t.”
- 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
- “It’s the Work”
In the same way, what my characters see, and how they see it, what they notice and what they don’t, is a big part of who they are.”With two books written and his BookLife Prize win, Bragg is in a prime position to draw the attention of agents and publishers, but he’s
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: January 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 70 self-published titles below.
- Adam Hochschild Has a Thing for Stories of Rebels
When Hochschild’s agent, Georges Borchardt, submitted King Leopold’s Ghost, nine editors passed on it.
- Unsung Hoops Heroes: PW Talks with John Feinstein
That’s why there are players in the NBA each year who are signed as undrafted free agents.
- Rights Report: Week of January 20, 2020
In this middle grade novel of unfinished business, secret identities and found families, the protagonist is thrown into a historical mystery that uncovers the secrets of her new home, Mount Pleasant (a wedding gift from Benedict Arnold to his bride, Peggy Shippen), and the infamous Agent 35