Message from Linda

 
Welcome to Langtons International Agency  Newsletter!
 
Langtons International Agency is one of New York's most successful boutique literary agency specializing in non-fiction: including memoir, true crime, biography, dogs , and business , exceptionally well written literary and commercial fiction: including mystery, thrillers, and young adult.

 

Recently published releases include Trumbo by Bruce Cook (Grand Central Publishing, September 8, 2015) to coincide with the movie release, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, and Helen Mirren.

Art in the Blood by Bonnie MacBird, (HarperCollins UK, September 2015) first of a planned trilogy of Sherlock Holmes adventures, sold to 14 countries.

Dancing on Her Grave by Diane Montane and Carolina Sarassa, true crime (Berkley, April 2015) Discovery Channel, Deadly Sins.


 

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January 25, 2016
Happy New Year to all our friends, clients and family! 

It has been a busy start to the year for us. 

Linda celebrated the New Year with her friend and client Mary B. Conley, author of Something to be Brave For at the Metropolitan Club in New York, and Mary's husband, Ed Downe.
 

On Thursday, January 21st, Linda attended Hachette Book Group cocktail party at their offices. 
She met a number of industry insiders, including the CEO Michael Pietsch and Executive Editor of Grand Central Publishing
Gretchen Young, to whom she sold the book Trumbo by Bruce Cook. Thank you, Gretchen for all your hard work in championing Trumbo.

Bonnie MacBird, friend and author of Art in the Blood, was visiting New York for the  BSI (Baker Street Irregulars) Society Weekend where she gave a talk on Saturday morning and signed copies of her book.  Linda had the pleasure of her company for lunch at Trattoria  Dell'Arte while she was in New York. Art in the Blood, the first in the trilogy,  was published by Harper Collins UK in September 2015, and has had enormous success selling almost 10,000 copies in its first three months. Congratulations, Bonnie!  
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Congratulations to our author, Avi Shilon, on the pu blication of his new book,  Ben-Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness  with Rowman & Littlefield.  The book is the first in-depth account of the later years of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister and founding father. The ebook version will be available in May 2016. 

Available here: Rowman & Littlefield

It is always such a pleasure to see one of our b ooks, two and half years after its publication, in a bookstore. Over the Christmas break, 
Fear of Our Father   by Lisa Bonnice and Stacy Kananen (Berkley, 2013) was spotted at Barnes & Noble in Chandler, AZ. 

Available here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


A Warm Welcome to Our New Authors! 
 
Gavin Lambe-Murphy, author of Diary of an It Boy 
We are also thrilled to welcome Gavin Lambe-Murphy, a prominent journalist and socialite based between Dublin and Rome, who captured the attention of the Irish and UK media due to his notorious stamina on the social scene!  He has appeared on numerous reality TV shows, with Young Posh and Loaded. He has written for a number of international newspapers and magazines including columns in The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail and The Sunday Independent. He comes to the agency with his first book, Diary of an It Boy Photo: Irish Independent Magazine, Saturday 23 January 2016.  

Koert Debeuf, author of Tribilization (Or the End of Globalization)
W e are very pleased to welcome Koert Debeuf, a political analyst and former advisor to the B elgian Prime Minister, with his newest book
Tribilization (Or the End of Globalization).  The book centers around the "tribalization" phenomenons like ISIS, Trump, recent Paris attacks, and much more, within the context of the slowdown of globalization and what to do about it. Koert is also the author of  Inside the Arab Revolution  (Lanoo Publishers, 2014) as well as  Koorddansers van de Macht  (Meulenhof-Mante, 2009) and now works as a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University. 






 
Industry News  
Newbery, Caldecott and Printz winners on their huge success
Publishers Weekly speaks with the 2016 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners and what they were doing when they got the call. 
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Rowman & Littlefield Buys Stackpole Books
Rowman & Littlefield has acquired Stackpole Books, the 85 year-old publisher of military and nature books
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Attendance Up at ALA Midwinter Conference 2016
More than 11,000 librarians, publishers, and vendors gathered in Boston January 8-12 for the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting. 
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 Upcoming Events
 
Go With Your Gut Book Launch Party Thursday, February 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, New York, NY.  
Join Robyn Youkillis, with host Gabrielle Bernstein, The New York Best Selling author of Miracle Now for an evening of delicious discussion, straight dish-coaching, gift bags, and of course drool worthy food. 
 
Epic Reads Presents: A Date with Royalty Sunday, February 14th, 4:00-6:00 pm at Books of Wonder, 18 W. 18th St., New York, NY.  
Spend Valentine's Day with Books of Wonder and NY Times Bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard and Sophie Jordan and special guest moderator Margot Wood as Epic Reads presents: A Date with Royalty!    More information.

Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll on January 27th!
Born in 1832, Lewis Carroll is best known for his masterpieces Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
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Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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