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As President and Founder of one of New York's most successful literary agencies, Langtons International Agency, I have recently developed Book Marketing International to help writers navigate through the changing world of the publishing industry. 
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March 2nd, 2015
Company Chat

To all our readers, Happy March!

With this beautiful Winter image of Central Park, we wish you a happy, healthy and fruitful beginning of March!

Wendy Wallbridge's Spiraling Upward Book Launch
We are happy to report that Wendy Wallbridge's book,  Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise which we sold to Bibliomotion Publishing, will be launched on Thursday, March 12th, at the Oshman Family LCC Community Center, Palo Alto, CA. The book offers a step-by-step roadmap for professional women to unlock their power and achieve success on their own terms. Wendy Wallbridge is a strategic advisor to Fortune 100 leaders and teams across industries seeking breakthrough results, and has been recognized for her groundbreaking coaching techniques.

"Spiraling Upward is an essential roadmap for all women who want to uncover their power and create more confidence."-- Claire Shipman, senior national correspondent for Good Morning America, author NY Times Bestseller, Womenomics and The Confidence Code.

Congratulations to Diana Montane and Carolina Sarassa on Dancing on Her Grave being featured on Discovery Channel!
Diana Montane and Carolina Sarassa's true crime book  Dancing on Her Grave , was featured on ID Discovery Deadly Sins,  on February 21st. This one hour program retraced  the story of vivacious Debbie Flores, a Las Vegas showgirl whose dreams of a dazzling career ended in a nightmare. 
Montane is a published author, reporter and editor, and has co-written six true crime books. Sarassa is an anchor and correspondent for MundoFOX in Los Angeles, and has been nominated for thirteen Emmys and has won three, including "Best Crime Reporter". The book, which we sold to Berkley Books, will be published at the beginning of April 2015.

Bonnie MacBird and the Sherlock Holmes series (HarperCollins UK)
Bonnie MacBird's first book of her Sherlock Holmes trilogy, Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, was featured in an article in  on February 24th.  This latest adventure, in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sends the iconic duo from London to Paris and the icy wilds of Lancashire, in a case that will test Watson's friendship and the fragility and gifts of Sherlock Holmes' own artistic nature to the limits. Congratulations on your continuing success, Bonnie!

Praise From Our Authors

Thank you, Sacha, for your kind words!


" Linda, please thank the editor for her comprehensive, clear and very to-the-point assessment. Not only did she name the problem areas which I could not quite pin down, she also offered very clear solutions to the flaws encountered. A lot of work needs to be done, but the editor made it seem feasible and worth doing.Sacha Wamsteker,   " LA Diary"
5 Tips to Show and Not to Tell
To improve the showing and not telling areas of your book, you may find the following tips helpful. The more y ou work on these, the more you will grow as an author. 
  1.  Use dialogue to help with characterization and provide characters'  emotions through their words.
  2.  Write about WHY your characters are doing the things they are doing. 
  3.  Build mood through action.
  4.  Use sensory language. Readers need to see, hear, taste, smell and touch  the world you create!
  5.  Use adjectives and adverbs to convey emotions, meaning, and motivation.
Industry News

Barnes & Noble Will Separate College from Trade, Nook Units 

In a bit of a surprise move, Barnes & Noble announced that it plans to separate its college business from its retail trade stores and Nook digital businessMore Information.

Penguin Little Black Classics review- affordable snippets of great literature

From Homer to Balzac to Darwin to Dickens, these Penguin 80th birthday booklets are where publishing meets public serviceMore Information.

The Mobile Story for Publishers: Told in Key Stats
Thad McIlroy offers some key data that tries to answer the question, "As a publisher, what should I be doing to address mobile technology?".  More Information.
 Upcoming Events


Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd!

Happy Birthday to American writer and cartoonist, mostly known for his children's books, characterized by imaginative characters and rhyme More Information.  
Joseph Kanon's Leaving Berlin book signing, Wednesday, March 4th from 7pm, Barnes&Noble, 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY
Joseph Kanon, bestselling author of Istanbul Passage, brings us a sweeping, atmospheric novel of postwar East Berlin, a city caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation .  More Information. 
Book Discussion at the American Folk Art Museum, Thursday, March 5th from 7pm, 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY
Lecture by Libby H. O'Connell, PhD, Chief Historian, and author of  The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, followed by a book signing and reception More Information.
Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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