Agency News January 2021

Posted by Ethan Ellenberg on January 14, 2021


Once again we can’t proceed without acknowledging the pandemic and the heavy losses we have all experienced. Our condolences go out to the bereaved and our hope for recovery for everyone who is ill.



We’ve licensed a second to Baen in Jim Cambias’s The Billion Worlds Universe. This is titled THE SCARAB MISSION

We’ve made some significant sales for the multi-genre talent Barry Hutchison. We’ve licensed audio rights to a three-book spin-off from his DCI LOGAN series to Audible. We’ve sold Czech rights to the first DCI LOGAN series, written as JD Kirk. We’ve also licensed dramatic audio to his Space Team series, written as Barry Hutchinson, to Graphic Audio.

Nice news for Ian Douglas: Audible will include Altered Starscape Unabridged in their February DA Deals.

Sony Television has renewed its option on Melissa F. Olson’s series DEAD SPOTS.

Tony Peak’s new trilogy launches with Aethon and Audible; look for Eden Descending on February 16. The second in the series, Eden’s Tears follows closely on March 16.

We’ll be publishing a collection of Sharon Shinn’s short fiction, titled SHADOWS OF THE PAST. A second collection will follow. Our efforts to revert and re-publish and originate new work has been a big part of our current work.

HEAVEN’S RIVER, the 4th book in Dennis E. Taylor’s Bobiverse series, has been a tremendous success in audio, with numerous bestseller list appearances. Our POD/ebook edition will be published January 24.



G.A. Aiken’s THE PRINCESS KNIGHT appeared in November and hit #120 on USA TODAY.

Look for MaryJanice Davidson’s new book, A WOLF AFTER MY OWN HEART, from Sourcebooks on February 21.

The Bertrice Small Estate continues to delight readers. We’ve licensed ten more titles to Tantor for audiobook. We have offers from Italy and Russia for translation.



Brian Michelson’s WARBOT 1.0: AI GOES TO WAR has been picked up by Mentor Publications. We’re excited to see this great book distributed by them.



Charles W. Sasser’s PATTON’S PANTHERS has been optioned for film.




HONEYBEE: THE BUSY LIFE OF APIS MELLIFERA by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann has won numerous awards and we’ve licensed Korean rights.

We’ve licensed another title to Scholastic for Candy, Codebreakers of Bletchley Park.

Shaftesbury has renewed its television option for Marthe Jocelyn’s AGGIE MORTON series.

We’ve published our first activity book, WIZARD WORLD: THE MAGICAL BOOK OF ILLUSTRATED MAZES by author/illustrator Michelle Nunley.








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