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AGENCY NEWS AUGUST 2018

Posted by Ethan Ellenberg on July 17, 2018

Agency News August 2018:

Lots of exciting news.

John Scalzi won the Locus Award for Best Novel for THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE and the sequel, THE CONSUMING FIRE will be published by Tor and Audible this October. We have sold translation rights to the series in 11 territories including Germany, France, Japan, Czech and Korea.

Dennis E. Taylor’s new book, THE SINGULARITY TRAP, has debuted on Audible to a tremendous reception. It is #4 on The New York Times Audio Bestseller list for the month of August, a truly stunning achievement.  

On behalf of Gail Martin we’ve licensed a number of titles to Recorded Books, including the audio edition of her new fantasy novel VENGEANCE.

On behalf of Sharon Shinn we’ve licensed her new fantasy series UNCOMMON ECHOES to Audible.

We’re very excited about publication of next MARGOT HUNT suspense novel FOR BETTER OR WORSE which is getting tremendous word of mouth on NetGalley.

Marc Costanzo’s PERSISTENCE is just out as an Audible original, a great thriller with a great main character.

On behalf of Marthe Jocelyn we’ve sold a great new YA mystery series to Tundra.

We continue to sell actively in foreign markets. We have sold rights to WORKING IT by Christine d’Abo and MAGIC RUNS DEEP by Alex Whitehall on behalf of RIPTIDE PUBLISHING to Thailand.

We’ve also sold four more books from the FRONTLINES series to Fabryka Slow in Poland as well as sold ANGLES OF ATTACK (Frontlines #3) to Agave in Hungary.

Audio rights to Rhett C. Bruno’s four book TITANBORN series have been licensed to Audible for simultaneous release with his e-books beginning this fall.
Rights to Yahtzee Croshaw’s untitled sequel to WILL SAVE THE GALAXY FOR FOOD have been licensed to Audible for publication through their Audible Originals program. His first Audible Original, DIFFERENTLY MORPHOUS, was released in April and will be followed by print and e-book editions in the fall.
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AGENCY NEWS FEBRUARY 2018

Posted by Ethan Ellenberg on February 14, 2018

Agency News February 2018:

John Scalzi’s HEAD ON, the long-anticipated follow-up to LOCK IN, will be out in April. We’ve sold rights to Audible, Germany, and France.

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by Margot Hunt has been released by Mira to spectactular reviews on Amazon, welcomed as one of the most exciting suspense novels of the season. The second book FOR BETTER AND WORSE will be published in December 2018.

Baen will be publishing ARKAD’S WORLD by James L. Cambias, date forthcoming.

The second book in Kay Kenyon’s DARK TALENTS series, SERPENT IN THE HEATHER, will be out in April with Saga Press, the third book NEST OF THE MONARCH is coming Fall 2018.

Melissa F. Olson has signed a deal with 47North for the fourth and fifth books in the BOUNDARY MAGIC series, the fourth expected May 2019.

We’ve sold a science fiction novel by Tony Peak titled ADRIFT as an Audible Original.

G.A. Aiken will be writing two new books: FARMER’S DAUGHTER #1 and #2 with Kensington.

We sold a third book in the BULLDOZER children’s series by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann.

Also in children’s books, we licensed Marthe Jocelyn’s ONE PATCH OF BLUE and ONE RED STRING, two new board books, to Orca.

We remain active in foreign markets with the recent sale of the five books by Shelly Laurenston to Piper in Germany–the MAGNUS PACK trilogy as well as the first two books in the HONEY BADGER series (out in March in the US).

We’ve added Brazil and Thailand to the list of countries where RIPTIDE PUBLISHING titles will be sold! Rights for ADULTING 101 by Lisa Henry were sold to Vergara and Riba. FOR REAL by Alexis Hall and CATCH A GHOST by SE Jakes will both be published by Kaewkarn.

Ukrainian rights to the classic WITCH WORLD by Andre Norton were recently sold to Hemiro.

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Agency News October 2017

Posted by Ethan Ellenberg on October 3, 2017

AGENCY NEWS OCTOBER 2017

With the publication of ALL THESE WORLDS in August, Dennis E. Taylor’s ‘Bobiverse’ trilogy is now complete with spectacular results. ALL THESE WORLDS hit #1 in the entire Audible store shortly after release and all 3 books, WE ARE LEGION (WE ARE BOB), FOR WE ARE MANY, and ALL THESE WORLDS continue to be Audible bestsellers.

We’re also seeing great results for the Bobiverse in our agent-supported publishing arm with the trilogy selling over 80,000 copies in ebook.

Likewise the Bobiverse is turning into an international hit and we’ve now sold rights for Japan, France, Germany, China, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

For IAN DOUGLAS we’ve licensed a new three-book series to HarperCollins, SOLAR WARDEN.

For Kay Kenyon we’ve sold audio rights to her new series with Saga, AT THE TABLE OF WOLVES (July 2017) and SERPENT IN THE HEATHER (April, 2018) to Audible.

For GAIL Z. MARTIN we’ve just licensed an audio original, the third volume of DEADLY CURIOSITIES, to Recorded Books.

For new author MARC COSTANZO we’ve licensed his great UNTITLED suspense novel starring Patrol Office Celia Miller to Audible.

For SHELLY LAURENSTON we’ve licensed her new 3 book HONEY BADGER CHRONICLES series to Tantor for audio. The first book HOT AND BADGERED will be published March 2018 with Kensington.

We’ve licensed T.V. rights to MaryJanice Davidson’s DÉJÀ VU to
ENTERTAINMENT ONE.

For Candace Fleming we’ve licensed the second volume in her History Pals series, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S IN MY CLOSET to Schwartz and Wade. The first book BEN FRANKLIN’S IN THE MY BATHROOM debuted September 2017.

We continue to license translation rights for RIPTIDE PUBLISHING and have concluded new deals in Italy, France, Germany and Brazil.

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AGENCY NEWS MAY 2017

Posted by Ethan Ellenberg on May 3, 2017

MAY 2017

Well it continues to rain Bobs around here…The second book in the DENNIS E. TAYLOR’S ‘Bobiverse’ trilogy, FOR WE ARE MANY, is just out from Audible in audio and our publishing arm, Agent-Supported Publishing in ebook and we couldn’t be happier. FOR WE ARE MANY was the #1 book in the entire Audible.com store for the week of April 21st, with WE ARE LEGION (the first book of the trilogy) not far behind in slot #9. Just this past week WE ARE LEGION surpassed 100,000 copies sold on Audible and this is just during the first 7 months or so of publication. Wow.

We’ve also sold rights to the trilogy in: Germany, Japan, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. The trilogy concludes (for now) in August with the publication of book #3, ALL THESE WORLDS.

In other news JOHN SCALZI’S THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE is just out and selling fabulously with an appearance on Publishers Weekly Hardcover Bestseller list at #17. WORKING TITLE TELEVISION has optioned the T.V. rights. In fact, ‘Hollywood’ can’t seem to get enough of John and we currently have under option OLD MAN’S WAR, THE DISPATCHER, REDSHIRTS and LOCK IN. Somebody please make something now…

Some recent sales:
CUBS IN THE NURSERY by Candace Fleming to Neal Porter Books
SAVOR STATION by Ferrett Steinmetz to Tor Books by agent Evan Gregory
TWILIGHT DESIRES and UNTITLED by Madeline Baker to Kensington Books
GODSERFS by N.S. Dolkart to Angry Robot by agent Evan Gregory
SUPERNATURAL PSYCHOLOGY by Travis Langley to Sterling Publishing by agent Evan Gregory
JAVA JIVE #5 and a new series Book #1 by Caroline Fardig

Summer is just about here, a good time to catch up on your reading…

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AGENCY NEWS DECEMBER 2016

Posted by Ethan Ellenberg on November 23, 2016

AGENCY NEWS DECEMBER 2016

The big news around here is DENNIS E. TAYLOR and his phenomenally successful book WE ARE LEGION (WE ARE BOB). It’s an Audible bestseller and has been since it was published. We published the ebook edition and we are selling more than 100 books per day. This wonderful book has almost 200 positive reviews on Amazon. It’s a great story and I urge anyone who loves SF or popular fiction to pick it up. You’ll be in good company. The next two books in the series are coming in March 2017 and June 2017 so we’ll be pleasing his ‘legions’ of fans very soon.

The other big news is that even as we speak, so to speak, JOHN SCALZI’S THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE is being worked on by copyeditors and proofreaders. It’s a tremendous book and John has originated a vast new world in scope and depth as wonderful as the world of the OLD MAN’S WAR books. COLLAPSING EMPIRE is coming in March from Tor. We’ve already sold German and Hungarian rights and I’m sure that’s just the beginning.

In other news for John his audio original THE DISPATCHER has broken the 100,000 unit barrier for Audible.

For Ian Douglas, we’ve option his HERITAGE series to a movie production company.

We’ve licensed two new novellas to Tor.com on behalf of MELISSA F. OLSON.

On behalf of SHELLY LAURENSTON we’ve sold a wonderful new series to Kensington called THE HONEY BADGERS. We’ve also sold her entire backlist for audio.

For Caroline Fardig we’ve licensed all her Java Jive books to Tantor for Audio publication.

We’ve sold an additional book for CANDACE FLEMING in her forthcoming from Random House ‘Past Blasters’ series, which debuts this coming May.

In our Agent Support Publishing arm beyond the success of WE ARE LEGION we are happy to announce we’ll be publishing a new book by JASON MANNING, whose extensive backlist has sold so well.

Enjoy the holidays, we’ll have more news soon. Thank you.

Ethan Ellenberg

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