Agency News
November
DIRECT Makes the 2022 Non-Obvious Book Awards Longlist

Selected from more than a thousand entries, Kathryn Judge’s DIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source (HarperBusiness) is one of the Non-Obvious Book Awards' best business and nonfiction books published over the past year.

DIRECT Makes the 2022 Porchlight Business Book Awards Longlist

Porchlight Books has named Kathryn Judge’s DIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source (HarperBusiness) to their Business Book Awards longlist in the Current Events & Public Affairs category.

EVERYTHING IS OK is a Finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards

Debbie Tung’s EVERYTHING IS OK (Andrews McMeel) is a finalist for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards in the Best Graphic Novels & Comics category. 

WISE GALS is a Finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards

Nathalia Holt’s WISE GALS (Putnam) is a finalist for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards in the Best History & Biography category. 

Kaskowitz Is a Southern Association for Women Historians Fellowship Recipient

Sheryl Kaskowitz is the recipient of the Southern Association for Women Historians' 2022 Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship. The fellowship provides assistance to scholars who are past the first stage of their careers and working on a second book or equivalent project in southern and/or gender history. The fellowship is awarded to Dr. Kaskowitz for The Music Unit: FDR’s Hidden New Deal Program That Tried to Save America from the Great Depression—One Song at a Time, which is forthcoming from Pegasus Books.

WISE GALS is a Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee

Nathalia Holt’s WISE GALS, published by Putnam, is among the opening round nominees in the Best History and Biography category in this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards.

EVERYTHING IS OK is a Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee

Debbie Tung’s EVERYTHING IS OK, published by Andrews McMeel, is among the opening round nominees in the Best Graphic Novels & Comics category in this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards.

Luke Dani Blue’s PRETEND IT’S MY BODY named one of Kirkus’ Best Fiction Books of 2022

Luke Dani Blue’s debut short story collection, PRETEND IT’S MY BODY has been named one of Kirkus’ Best Fiction Books of 2022.

DO HARD THINGS is a WSJ Best Self-Help Book of 2022

The Wall Street Journal has selected Steve Magness’s DO HARD THINGS as one of its "12 Best Self-Help Books on Topics That Matter Most” for 2022. "You don’t have to be an endurance athlete to find this book beneficial. The lessons here apply to anyone looking to increase their resilience, overcome adversity, or bounce back from failure,” says the WSJ.

NO STOPPING US NOW has been named a 2022 Golden Poppy Award Finalist!

Lucy Jane Bledsoe's NO STOPPING US NOW has been named a 2022 Golden Poppy Award Finalist in the Young Adult category by the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA).

THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS Will Be Adapted As A TV Series By Highview Productions And Closer Productions

South Australian firms Highview Productions, known for BBC, Stan and HBO series The Tourist, and Closer Productions have acquired the screen rights to the New York Times bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.

Publishers Weekly Selects OCEAN’S ECHO as a PW Best Book of 2022!

OCEAN’S ECHO was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2022 in Science Fiction and Fantasy!

October
WAXING ON hits #7 on the New York Times Bestseller List!

WAXING ON by Ralph Macchio hits #7 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Time Out Applauds the Accuracy and Humor of I LOVE(ISH) NEW YORK!

Time Out says "I Love(ish) New York deserves a spot on your coffee table" in an interview with Ali Solomon, author of the recently published book.

The New York Post Loves I LOVE(ISH) NEW YORK!

The New York Post says Ali Solomon's I LOVE(ISH) NEW YORK is "a hilarious mix of love letter to the city, guide to newcomers, and laugh-out-loud tales of the metropolis that will be relatable to anyone who has ever lived here".

Publishers Weekly Selects THE LIGHT WE GIVE as One of The Best Books of 2022!

Publishers Weekly selected THE LIGHT WE GIVE as one of their best books of 2022 in the religion category.

BEAVERLAND Receives a PW Starred Review!

Beaverland receives a Publishers Weekly starred review. "A triumph of popular nature writing" - PW, starred review

September
Amazon Features WEST SIDE LOVE STORY on a NYC Billboard!

Amazon featured West Side Love Story on a six-story Amazon Books billboard on 7th Ave and 33rd St, outside of Penn Station. These billboard features are a part of their efforts to honor Hispanic and Latinx storytellers and stories during Hispanic heritage month.

Good Morning America to feature LITURGIES FOR HOPE on Faith Friday!

Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore's LITURGIES FOR HOPE: SIXTY PRAYERS FOR THE HIGHS, LOWS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN is set to appear on Good Morning America's Faith Friday in November.

WISE GALS is a Town & Country Must-Read

Nathalia Holt’s WISE GALS is a Town & Country magazine “must-read” for fall 2022. “[Holt] paints a portrait of what it meant to be a woman working in intelligence in the early days of the CIA, and the Cold War.”

Jesse Leon's Book Launch Event at the Ford Foundation Is A Success!

I'M NOT BROKEN, a memoir by Jesse Leon, was recently published by Vintage. The book launch event was held at the prestigious Ford Foundation.

LA Times Recommends WISE GALS

The Los Angeles Times selected Nathalia Holt’s WISE GALS as one of “10 Books to Add to Your Reading List in September.”

Selena Gomez Reads MONARCA by Leopoldo Gout!

Selena Gomez reveals she's reading MONARCA by Leopoldo Gout in a 'What's In My Bag' Video. She said it's "beautiful."

August
DIRECT Makes the Longlist for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year

Kathryn Judge’s DIRECT is one of 15 titles to be selected for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award for 2022. The longlist books were selected from nearly 600 entries and are all focused on “the challenges facing the global economy.” Read more about the award and the longlist here.

TANQUERAY is a #1 New York Times bestseller!

TANQUERAY by Stephanie Johnson is a #1 New York Times bestseller.

July
THE GRIEVING BRAIN is a Behavioral Scientist Summer Read

Behavioral Scientist has published its list of “the most compelling behavioral science books” published so far in 2022, and Mary-Frances O’Connor’s THE GRIEVING BRAIN is among the notables.

The New York Times features Stephanie Johnson/Tanqueray

Read The New York Times feature on Stephanie Johnson and her new memoir Tanqueray.

The Washington Post loves Tanqueray!

Read The Washington Post's article on Stephanie Johnson's life and her new memoir Tanqueray.

June
CIRCA is the Goop Book Club Pick for June 2022!

Devi S. Laskar’s novel Circa is the Goop Book Club pick for June 2022.

May
RAZZMATAZZ is on the New York Times Best Seller List!

RAZZMATAZZ reaches #14 on the New York Times best seller list!

THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS Hits #3 on the New York Times Best Seller List!

THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS is #3 on the New York Times Best Seller List!

THE LAST RESORT is Suggested By the New York Times as a Summer Read!

New York Times recommends THE LAST RESORT as a summer read!

Reese Witherspoon Book Club ​Pick for May 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK FOR MAY ’22! • “Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.”—The New York Times Book Review

TANQUERY Hits #1 on the Amazon Bestseller List!

TANQUERY Hits #1 on the Amazon Bestseller List two months before publication!

April
BookRiot Selects 10 Best Writing Podcasts

BookRiot has named Mignon Fogarty’s Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing and Jessica Lahey and KJ Dell’Antonia’s #AmWriting to its 10 Best Writing Podcasts for Storytellers and Aspiring Writers. Read more about the podcasts here.