The brightest sparks of the year.
Print book sales are up 10 percent over 2020 according to NPD BookScan, although that figure is expected to soften somewhat by end of year.
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We’ve rounded up every agent and publisher announcement mentioned in Hot Sheet during 2021 and categorized them for browsing.
Get Lifted Film Co., led by John Legend, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius, will partner with still quite new publisher Zando to create an imprint that “will leverage their significant reach to identify, develop, and promote new voices and storytellers.”
Heligo Books will publish business books starting in 2022, with titles already acquired from Jewel Burks Solomon, Rupal Patel, and Simon Lancaster
An imprint of Penguin Random House, Berkley has an open reading period now through Jan. 9, 2022.
Grim Oak Press, a small press, has partnered with Patrick Rothfuss to create a new imprint, Underthing Press. The first project will be Digger: The Complete Collection by Ursula Vernon.
In the first issue of the year, I’ll offer my take on what’s ahead for publishing in 2022. Do you have your own predictions?
Stories, which all appeared in Links of Interest, received the most clicks by a wide margin. What you couldn’t resist reading more about in 2021