Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

Archive for April, 2013

Lit Agent Not-To-Do Advice

Happy Friday! Here’s a link to a great blog post collection of advice to writers from literary agents. Yours truly is included. The remarkable Chuck Sambuchino’s Writer Unboxed is a must read for aspiring writers.

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Iron King Manga Gets Animated!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING YA NOVEL THE IRON KING GETS ANIMATED The best-selling young adult novel “the Iron King” is on its way to become a manga graphic novel this summer. Bluewater Productions, a full-service publishing and production company specializing in comics, graphic novels, today announced it is partnering with Piglion Studios to develop an […]

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Gordon Sells Graphic Novel Memoir

Congratulations to Foreword partner, Gordon Warnock, who just sold an amazing graphic novel memoir, TURNING JAPANESE, by his client MariNaomi. It will become much more than a book. The first of many to come, my friend! Here’s the Publisher’s Marketplace listing: Author of Kiss & Tell, MariNaomi’s memoir TURNING JAPANESE, tracing her evolving understanding of […]

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The new Foreword Lit Mascot

Meet our new mascot, courtesy of the artistic endeavors of New York Times/USA Today bestselling YA author Julie Kagawa. But this cutie pie needs a name. Can anyone guess his true name? (tip of the hat to Julie’s Iron Fey series!)

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Foreword Literary Changes name to Backword Literary

In a stunning announcement today, new hybrid literary agency, Foreword Literary, has changed its name to Backword Literary, according to founding partner Laurie McLean. “We feel that there is a retro trend about to engulf publishing, including a backlash against eBooks, back-talking about digital audio books, and backstabbing in general towards digital publishing,” McLean said. […]

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