- Macmillan Announces Acquisition and Pub Date of Snowden Memoir
Macmillan announced that it will publish a memoir, Permanent Record, by former CIA agent and whistleblower Edward Snowden globally on September 17.Permanent Record will be published by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt, in the U.S.; by Pan Macmillan in the U.K.; and by
- Star Watch Honorees Named
“For the fifth year in a row, PW Star Watch has identified a new swath of innovators and motivators within the publishing and bookselling communities,” said Jim Milliot, editorial director of Publishers Weekly and PW Star Watch 2019 juror.Literary agents, editors, sales specialists, publicists,
- Shambhala Names New Publisher
"Authors, agents, booksellers, librarians, and the media will quickly see her innovative and highly engaged approach,” he said.Shambhala Publications, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is based in Boulder, Colo.
- Q & A with Children’s Book Agent Steven Malk
At what point did you decide to become a literary agent?
- The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019
.) - Abbott tells the wild true tale of Prohibition-era bootlegger George Remus and his shocking downfall at the hands of a federal agent who was having an affair with his wife.Country Music: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns (Knopf, Sept.) - This volumin
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: July 2019
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 59 self-published titles below.
- Publishizer Is Building an International Virtual Agency
Can a nomadic Australian tech entrepreneur transform literary agenting?
- After Tor Experiment, Macmillan Expands Embargo on Library E-books
In a July 25 memo (addressed to authors, illustrators, and agents), Sargent not only delivered the news of Macmillan's library e-book changes, he basically called out libraries for depressing author payments.
- Licensing Hotline: July 23, 2019
HarperCollins Travels to Denali with 'Molly' HarperCollins is publishing tie-ins to Molly of Denali, the new PBS series for children 4-8, the first nationally distributed children’s TV show to feature a Native American lead character.
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers A-E
AbbevilleSeriesColleen Carroll’s How Artists See relaunches with How Artists See Animals: Mammal Fish Bird Reptile (Sept. 17, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1348-8) and How Artists See Families: Mother Father Sister Brother (Sept. 17, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1349-5), ages 6–12
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and GirouxSomething for You by Charlie Mylie (Nov. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31235-0).
- Nic Stone: A Different Sort of Jackpot
It was the first series I finished where I thought, ‘Maybe I can write a book.’ ”Stone’s first attempt, however, was terrible, she says, and her second was not even a book yet when she sold it on proposal in a two-book deal to Phoebe Yeh at Crown.Stone’s agent, Rena
- This Week's Bestsellers: July 22, 2019
Chain ReactionAdrian McKinty, an Edgar Award–winning author whose Belfast crime novels weren’t paying the bills, was about to give up on writing, when an agent suggested that he try setting his next book in America.
- Fall 2019 Children's Announcements: Publishers F-L
Fabled FilmsSeriesGrow & Read Early Readers, Level 1, adds The Nocturnals: The Tasty Treat by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-29-3), ages 4–6.FamiliusPhysics Animated!
- Koontz Inks Multibook Deal with Amazon Publishing
He added: "The times are changing, and it’s invigorating to be where change is understood and embraced.”His agents at Inkwell, Pine and Witherspoon, added that, while Koontz has been incredibly successful--they noted that he has sold over 500 million copies--more is possible.