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BISG Looks to the Future at Annual Meeting

A return to doing industry research and broadening the organization's ties to such industry key players as literary agents and authors are part of the Book Industry Study Group's new three-year initiative. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'PW' Partners with AALA on 2024 U.S. Book Show

'Publishers Weekly' and the Association of American Literary Agents will copresent the 2024 U.S. Book Show, a one-day in-person educational conference for agents, editors, marketers, and book publishing professionals, at NYU's Kimmel Center in New York City on May 22. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Five years and 2m copies later, self-published author lands UK book deal

Norfolk-based crime writer JM Dalgliesh topped the Amazon and Kindle bestsellers before being signed by a traditional publisher In 2018, JM Dalgliesh was a stay-at-home father when he sent his first crime novel to six literary agents, only to receive polite rejection letters – or no response at... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-12-17 09:00:23 UTC ]
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Frankfurt’s 75th Edition: Two Agents’ ‘LitAg Moments’

Spain's Anna Soler-Pont and France's Magalie Delobelle are two of the literary agents sharing 'LitAg Moments' with us for Frankfurt's 75th. The post Frankfurt’s 75th Edition: Two Agents’ ‘LitAg Moments’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-09-29 00:30:42 UTC ]
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Lit Agent Landscape Diversifies Some as Anxieties over Book Business Grow

The results of this year's Association of American Literary Agents biannual membership survey indicate that the agency sector of the book business is diversifying, but is still predominantly white, and issues including burnout and unequal pay remain. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Get a call or a critique from a high-powered agent AND do good in the world.

Sound too good to be true? Well I have news for you, dear aspiring writer, you can get yourself a phone call or a manuscript critique from a fancy literary agent by bidding at this year’s Literary Agents of Change Auction.  The LAOC is an organization that believes that advancing the publishing... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-06-15 17:12:39 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Human Connection Powers the Book Business

Editors and literary agents on the mechanics—and the emotions—behind the publishing business, what makes a bestseller, and how book bidding wars can cloud expectations. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show 2023: AALA Program

The Association of American Literary Agents presents a day of in-person educational sessions. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show 2023: Schedule & Highlights

The highlights from our programming this year include the return of our Libraries Are Essential program, a day-long in-person meeting for literary agents, and more. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Where are fiction’s real working-class heroes? | Letter

Working-class lives are unlikely to be properly represented in fiction if the publishing industry is run by middle-class graduates, says Nick MossKeiran Goddard is right to say that too many novels that claim to portray working-class life just give us “recent arts graduate feels emotionally,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-04-30 16:40:05 UTC ]
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How to Pitch to a Literary Agent

In the latest “Craftwork” episode, a deep-dive conversation about literary agents with Carly Watters, herself a longtime literary agent and the co-host of the popular writing podcast The Shit No One Tells You About Writing. Carly is “very online” with a keen understanding of the digital... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-04-03 08:53:09 UTC ]
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Are Literary Agents Seeing Changes in Publishing with Increased Book Bans (A Survey): Book Censorship News, March 24, 2023

Are publishers acquiring fewer LGBTQ+ and diverse books in the wake of rising censorship? This week's book censorship news. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-03-24 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Turn the Italian manuscript thief loose.

As you may recall, back in January of 2022, after much speculation and an industrywide manhunt, a Tom Ripley-esque rights coordinator by the name of Filippo Bernardini was arrested at JFK airport for the extremely strange crime of impersonating literary agents and book publishers. Between 2016... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-03-13 17:20:57 UTC ]
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Nicola Sturgeon’s memoirs attract fevered speculation from publishers

The departing Scottish first minister has already said she plans to write about her time in office, and publishers are showing keen interestPublishers will be clamouring to buy a memoir by Nicola Sturgeon, with any deal expected to involve a six-figure advance, literary agents have... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-02-18 08:00:35 UTC ]
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Christine Ma-Kellams Wants to Survive What Happens in Your Writing

In our monthly series Can Writing Be Taught? we partner with Catapult to ask their course instructors all our burning questions about the process of teaching writing. This time, we’re talking to Christine Ma-Kellams, who’s teaching an online eight-week fiction workshop. From improving narrative... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2023-01-20 12:00:00 UTC ]
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HC Union Update: Authors Co-Host Rally at Harper Headquarters; Agents 'Overwhelmingly' Support Strike

Authors including Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, R. F. Kuang, and Molly McGhee rally with HarperCollins union workers outside the company's headquarters on December 16. Meanwhile, nearly 80% of literary agents responding to a recent poll said they support the ongoing strike. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-12-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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More than 150 Literary Agents Sign Letter to Support HarperCollins Workers’ Strike

More than 150 literary agents signed a letter promising to stop submitting new books to HarperCollins to support striking workers. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-30 17:34:23 UTC ]
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So How Did It Go? Literary Rights Pros on Frankfurt 2022

Literary agents and rights directors describe the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair with phrases like 'splendid,' 'beautiful,' and 'exhilarating'. The post So How Did It Go? Literary Rights Pros on Frankfurt 2022 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-10-25 16:36:14 UTC ]
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International Rights Pros at Frankfurt: Trends and Titles

Ahead of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, we asked some of the most seasoned literary agents what issues and titles are top-of-mind this season. The post International Rights Pros at Frankfurt: Trends and Titles appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-10-20 15:25:26 UTC ]
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Lit Agents Say S&S Acquisition Would be Bad for Business

A survey released by the Association of American Literary Agents has found that 87% of respondents oppose the acquisition of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House, citing, among their chief concerns, that the deal would result in “less competition” for titles and “lower advances.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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