After a busy day on the assembly line, TRF staff sweep up their sawdust and reflect on how great authors are produced...
On the importance of finding the right genre for your story and how the tastes of readers can vary drastically in different local markets.
Congratulations, Laura! And to the entire If He Had Been With Me team at Sourcebooks on ranking #3 on the New York Times YA e-bestseller list for the week of January 31, 2016.
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.
Working in children’s literature is a different kind of business. Everyone who is in it just wants to publish great books for kids and inspire a love of reading. It’s a brilliant place to be.
How did I get here?
It all started at a publishing cabaret…
Wishing Judy Blume had written a novel set in 1970 during the peak of the FLQ crisis? This is it. In her first teen book, Glenda Leznoff tells the stories of two teen girls leading very different lives, but linked by their neighbourhood geography and insatiable attraction to a bad-boy classmate named Ian.