- Spring 2019 Audio Announcements
In a tale inspired by true events, a woman in 1946 Manhattan discovers an abandoned suitcase containing the photos of 12 heroic female secret agents who aided the war resistance in Europe, and sets out to learn the truth about them.The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grame
- Hell Hath No Fury Like This Debut Thriller
It took her nine years to write the book and get an agent.
- Jay Asher Sues SCBWI for Defamation
Asher's former agent, Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, dropped him as a client at the time, although his publisher did not.
- Children's Authors Cope with Award Season Jitters
Many editors and agents engage in the undersell.
- Dream Jobs: Spotlight on Simon & Schuster's Masters at Work Series
Simon & Schuster is launching the series in April with six titles on a range of very different careers: the three discussed above as well as Becoming a Hair Stylist by Kate Bolick, Becoming a Real Estate Agent by Tom Chiarella, and Becoming a Veterinarian by Boris Kachka.
- Donne Forrest Remembered
Fiona Kenshole, partner and senior literary agent, Transatlantic AgencyI am so lucky to have known Donne—I first met her in the ’80s when she was on her first sales trip to London and I was a very young acquiring editor at A & C Black.
- The Week in Libraries: January 18, 2019
From the Wall Street Journal, yet another report on Amazon's growing power over the book business: “They aren’t gaming the system,” literary agent Rick Pascocello said.
- Licensing Hotline: January 2019
Ferly is the global licensing agent and oversees publishing worldwide; FanGirl recently signed on to handle consumer products in North America.
- Q & A with Henry Lien
In the Peasprout Chen series, Henry Lien introduces the titular character, a 14-year-old girl studying wu liu, or martial arts figure skating, in the fabled city of Pearl.
- Tundra's Narwhal Series Hits One Million Copies
This article has been updated to include information on Clanton's literary agent.
- Book Deals: Week of January 14, 2019
(Berkley said sales, of late, have been particularly strong; the most recent book in the series, Agent in Place, hit both the PW hardcover fiction and New York Times combined e-book and hardcover fiction bestseller lists, at #8 and #7, respectively.)
- S&S Set to Debut Masters at Work Series
The line kicks off this April with six titles: Becoming a Real Estate Agent by Tom Chiarella, Becoming a Hair Stylist by Kate Bolick, Becoming a Neurosurgeon by John Colapinto, Becoming a Veterinarian by Boris Kachka, Becoming a Marine Biologist by Virginia Morell, and Becoming a Venture Ca
- PW’s Most-Read Comics Stories of 2018
Comics Industry Asks ‘NYT’ to Restore Graphic Bestseller ListsA little more than a year since the New York Times eliminated a number of bestseller lists—including the graphic novel and manga lists—literary agent Charlie Olsen has collected more than 900 signatures on a letter appealing to the paper to restore
- Esmé Weijun Wang Writes Through the Story
The gift of supremely talented friends comes with strings, though: some of the above met early success with big-name agents and “six-figure book deals, like, right away,” and Wang says this made it “doubly upsetting” when she received 41 rejections on her first book.
- A Dream Team Publishes a Great American Novel
“Still,” she says, “I was unprepared for the genius and range of this new book—the scope of it and how it combines everything she does.”Luiselli’s U.K. agent, Laurence Laluyaux at Rogers, Coleridge & White in London, has represented her for 10 years.