- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- #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.
- 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
- 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."
- 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
- 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.”
- 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.
- Writing in the Dark: Spotlight on Meg Gardiner
Gardiner’s latest, The Dark Corners of the Night, is the third book in her UNSUB series about FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix.
- “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