The Tobias Literary Agency will expand to include screenwriters under the header of Tobias Literary Management. Theatre producer and manager Eric C. Jones will head up the new endeavor, which will represent “traditionally disenfranchised voices,” along with J.R. Ficarra, who previously worked at equity firm Hill Path Capitol and production company Matador Content. “In order to tip the scales of widespread discrimination in the industry we have to support and lift up works that promote diversity and equity by writers from all marginalized communities,” Jones said. Tobias Literary Agency president Lane Heymont said, “This feels like a natural progression as […]
Quarto announced a number of promotions.
Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune tops September's Library Reads list.
Columnist and financial thriller writer Michael M. Thomas died August 7 at 85. The NYT notes that he “wrote chiefly about money and how people got it, what they did with it and what it did to them — people he dismissed as ‘social climbers, stock market papermongers, real estate shills and assorted other virtuosos of hype and blather’.” Graydon Carter told the Times, “Michael came from money, and he made money. As a result, he could write about people who came from money and made money like a modern-day Trollope.”
At Viking Penguin, Rebecca Marsh is promoted to director of publicity and Sara Leonard is promoted to publicist.
On Friday, Indigo announced results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 ended July 3, with sales of CA$172 million, up from $135 million last year, an increase of 27.4 percent. The net loss for the quarter was $21.9 million, compared to a $31.6 million loss last year. Print sales for the quarter were $104.6 million, up from $84.1 last year, driven by BookTok’s influence on backlist sales, particularly for teens, bringing a younger audience to their online business. Retail revenue increased 114.8 percent to $90.2 million, driven by store pick-up, which was up almost five times over last […]