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.
AGENCY NEWS-AUGUST 2016
After some spirited bidding among three houses, we’ve sold BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by the pseudonymous Margot Hunt in a two book deal to Mira. We couldn’t be more excited about this brilliantly written and conceived book of psychological suspense which Mira will publish as a hardcover lead in 2017.
On behalf of Edward Willett we’ve sold his new fantasy series WORLDSHAPERS to Daw Books.
On behalf of new client Melissa F. Olson we are completing a new deal with 47North for an additional two books in her ‘Old World’ Series. We’re also marketing the the sequel to her self published mystery THE BIG KEEP which I strongly recommend to any fan of Kinsey Millhone or Stephanie Plum.
On behalf of Jay Allan, we’ve sold the FLAMES OF REBELLION space opera trilogy to Harper Voyager.
Christopher Nuttall will be continuing his ANGEL IN THE WHIRLWIND series with 47North with two new installments, and has promised 47North the first book in an as yet unnamed series.
On behalf of Lightspeed Magazine Managing Editor Wendy Wagner, we’ve sold her debut novel AN OATH OF DOGS to Angry Robot.
On behalf of Travis Langley, we’ve sold a new installment in his popular pop-psychology books, this time about Wonder Woman, to Sterling.
We’ve also been busy with a number of backlists. On behalf of Sharon Shinn we’ve licensed almost her entire backlist to Orion. It will be great to see these books available as ebooks throughout the UK and the BC countries.
We’ve also done a fair amount of new work for the Andre Norton Estate. In Germany we’ve agreed on terms to license 15 of Andre’s books to Apex Verlag. This will be the first major re-publication of Andre in Germany in at least a quarter century. We’ve also licensed WITCH WORLD in China. With the WITCH WORLD movie in active development as a joint Chinese/American project we are very hopeful this will turn into something big.
Audible will publish WE ARE LEGION (WE ARE BOB) by Dennis E. Taylor and we will be publishing the book as an ebook original in our ASP program.
In the romance area we’ve made a number of sales for Leah Marie Brown—an additional book in her ‘It Girls’ series to Kensington, a new three book series with a Fairy Tale theme and she’s going be adding novella to a new Fern Michael’s anthology.
We’ve sold a number of backlist titles on behalf of G.A. Aiken to Tantor for audio publication, including her first four ‘Dragon’ Books.
Congratulations to JOHN SCALZI on being named one of the new L.A. TIMES CRITICS-AT-LARGE. I recommend you acquaint yourself with all 12 of the new critics.
Congratulations to SHELLY LAURENSTON on her new book THE UNDOING which just hit #56 on USA TODAY.
Another piece of great USA TODAY BESTSELLER NEWS, Caroline Fardig’s DEATH BEFOFE DECAF book one in her Java Jive series hit the list at #106.
For our ASP program we are excited to having just published CURSES by Cindy Spencer Pape.
We’ve sold 2 books on behalf of Kay Kenyon to Saga Press (S&S): AT THE TABLE OF WOLVES and its sequel, SERPENT IN THE HEATHER.
AGENCY NEWS FEBRUARY 2016
Gail Z. Martin will publish her new epic fantasy series with Solaris in a 2-book deal.
The Zero Stone by Andre Norton was put on Ann Leckie’s list of the Ten Best Science Fiction Novels Ever in the October 16, 2016 issue of Publishers Weekly.
IPG’s Joel Gotler has licensed the movie rights to Andre Norton’s WITCH WORLD on behalf of the estate and ourselves.
IAN DOUGLAS’S STAR CARRIER series was include in Jeff Somer’s B&N blog post: “Six of the Most Fascinating Galactic Empires Outside of Star Wars”, joining authors like Asimov and Herbert. Congratulations.
We are happy to welcome first time author TONY PEAK to the agency, whose book INHERIT THE STARS is just out from Roc.
John Scalzi’s French publisher Editions L’Atalante will be publishing the rest of John’s backlist and some forthcoming titles as well.
We’ve accepted an offer on behalf of newcomer DENNIS TAYLOR for audio rights to WE ARE LEGION (WE ARE BOB) from Audible.
Shelly Laurenston’s DRAGON ON TOP made the USA TODAY bestseller list at #121.
We’ve concluded terms for a new CHRISTINE WARREN series with St. Martin’s Press.
For first time author VIRGINIA FRANKEN we’ve placed HOW TO BE A MOTHER with Amazon Publishing, in cooperation with her agent Laura Longrigg at MBA in London.
We’ve sold 2 more titles in CAROLINE FARDIG’S Java Jive series to Bantam Alibi.
We’ve sold a new WWII naval history work by John Domagalski to Casemate on the first battles involving American PT boats in the Pacific War.
Candy Fleming has been very active and we’ve sold a book on JOSEPH CORNELL for her to Random House, and she will work with ERIC ROHMANN on a new non-fiction book called HONEYBEE for Neal Porter Books.
Our AGENT SUPPORTED PUBLISHING program continues to thrive. We’ve had great success with JASON MANNING’S ‘Mountain Man’ books and Westerns. Anyone who wants to read more stories like THE REVENANT should pick these up. We now have brought back to print in ebook great books by Bertrice Small, Amanda Ashley, Ian Douglas and Kay Kenyon. We’re very excited to be releasing one of the truly great Western writers of the ‘90’s, JOHNNY QUARLES. Just out now are some of the greatest novels of military aviation in the Vietnam War ever written, Tom Wilson’s trilogy beginning with TERMITE HILL. These are must-reads for anyone fascinated with what it was really like to take part in these campaigns.
AGENCY NEWS OCTOBER 2015
We’ve added an audio partner for JOHN SCALZI’s 13 property deal with Tor and that is Audible, who has licensed the entire list of new works. We’re very excited about continuing to work with Audible on John’s audiobooks.
We’re also happy to report that the sixth volume of John’s OLD MAN’S WAR series, THE END OF ALL THINGS, has made both the PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY and USA TODAY Bestseller lists.
In other news,
We’ve sold Japanese translation rights in Vaughn Heppner’s THE LAST STARSHIP to Hayakawa in Japan.
We’ve sold the next two books in CAROLINE FARDIG’s ‘Java Jive’ series to Bantam Alibi and the first book launches in November, DEATH BEFORE DECAF.
AMANDA ASHLEY will continue with Kensington and we’ve sold them an additional two paranormal romances.
MARTHE JOCELYN has sold 2 new board books to ORCA, ONE RED BUTTON and ONE PIECE OF STRING and she is a FINALIST for THE CANADIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK CENTRE for WHAT WE HIDE (ages 14 and up category)
MARKO KLOOS will continue his FRONTLINES series with AMAZON PUBLISHING and we have licensed a new original work of fiction to them as well, by agent EVAN GREGORY.
We’ve sold a new work of military non-fiction by Tom Yarborough to Cascade, A SHAU VALOR.
SHELLY LAURENSTON fans can now read CALL OF CROWS in German, as we’ve licensed THE UNLEASHING in Germany.
Kay Kenyon’s MAXIMUM ICE, which was featured in Slate’s “Science Fiction That Can Change The Future”, is part of the upcoming Philip K. Dick Award Bundle on StoryBundle.
Following the successful ebook release of IAN DOUGLAS’s WARSTRIDER series, he is releasing a new novella continuing the series, THE TEN BILLION GODS IN HEAVEN.
The agency has also begun re-releasing 24 frontier and Western novels from JASON MANNING as ebooks.
Looking forward to a busy Fall.
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