After a busy day on the assembly line, TRF staff sweep up their sawdust and reflect on how great authors are produced...
Kerri Kolen at G.P. Putnam’s Sons took world rights to the debut novel by Bianca Marais, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words. The novel, which the publisher is calling a “South African The Secret Life of Bees,” is set in Johannesburg in 1976.
This is a slow moving industry and you can’t control the pace. All you can control is the work you’ve put into writing the best book possible, move quickly (but not too quickly on edits), and take a deep breath. Welcome to publishing. However, the thrill of seeing your book in print is definitely worth the wait. And if it isn’t, this is not the business for you. But we hope it is and love being part of the process.
Cassandra Rodgers and Sam Hiyate of The Rights Factory have sold world rights to University of Toronto political science professor Courtney Jung’s non-fiction parenting book Lactivism to Basic Books.