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.

To date, Langtons International Agency has sold one book per month in 2016.
   

Notable 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 17 countries, bestseller in 5 countries.

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

  

Contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a published author, from an idea to a published book!  

  July 28, 2016

Company Chat

Linda spent a wonderful afternoon at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York where she attended the New York BAFTA premiere of
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie  with her client and friend Mary Conley. After the film there was a champagne cocktail party where she had the pleasure of meeting the absolutely fabulously talented Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, as well as director Mandie Fletcher and producers Jon Plowman and Damian Jones. 



Also in July, Linda attended the first reading of her client and friend Rosary O'Neill's fantastically well-written and interesting play,
Marie Laveau and the Vampire at the Players Club in New York City. The play received  a great write-up from Axs.com.


Company News

Happy Birthday to The 3 Dimensions of Emotions by Dr. Sam Alibrando!

The 3 Dimensions of Emotions, published by New Page Books, is a new way to understand emotional intelligence and find your relational "sweet spot"--the dynamic intersection of power, love, and mindfulness. It will also help you to manage difficult people in your life and improve your emotional intelligence as a partner, parent, and friend. 

Since its release, Sam's book has already become #33 bestseller from thousands of books on Amazon 's friendship and self-help department. Congratulations, Sam! 

Buy the book: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble    

A presidential premiere for The End of Innocence
 
The President of Israel, Reuven Ruvi Rivlin attended the launch of our wonderful Israeli client Na'ama Yeshayahu's book The End of Innocence in Jerusalem. Congratulations, Na'ama -  Linda is so thrilled for you and is looking forward to finding you a publisher here in the U.S.

Roopa Unnikrishnan to publish with New Page Books

We are delighted to annouce that our client Roopa Unnikrishnan's book has been bought by New Page Books, for release early next year. In her book, The Career Catapult: Shake Up the Status Quo and Boost Your Personal Trajectory, Roopa  uses the skills and knowledge gained from her 16-year career guiding Fortune 500 companies toward success to walk readers through a do-able and innovative five-step program to achieve their goals in business, and find the fulfillment and sense of adventure everyone truly desires from their career.


A Warm Welcome to Our New Authors! 
 
Nick Westfall, writer, director, and producer of the movie Finding Home


We are thrilled to welcome the talented Nick Westfall to the Agency. Nick is a wonderful screenwriter who also directed and produced his fantastic debut movie, Finding Home, for which  and his team raised $13,000 through Kickstarter to produce this beautiful and moving film. Finding Home premiered on National Adoption Day for over five hundred people and  is currently being considered by many major film festivals. Linda is currently talking to producers about his second film, Moon Eyes Welcome, Nick! 
 
Tonia DeCosimo, author of I Couldn't Believe I Was Still Single

We are excited to welcome Tonia DeCosimo to the Agency. Tonia is a successful entrepreneur whose inspirational memoir, I Couldn't Believe I Was Still Single, delves into her struggle to find love in the 21st century. Her memoir is a reflection of life in the dating world for millions of American women and she hopes it will help other women who are facing the same challenges.  Welcome, Tonia! 

Marianne Gage , author of  
Private Faces
 
We are delighted to welcome Marianne Gage to the Agency. Marianne is an author of two published books from Plain View Press, and has also been a teacher, and a painter. Her art adorns many homes in the Bay Area of San Francisco. She has drawn from her experiences as a painter and teacher to create Private Faces, a  novel about an artist and the friendships she forms with the women she paints that is sure to tug at readers' heartstrings. Welcome, Marianne! 


Praise from our author! 
Thank you to Dr. Sam Alibrando for your kind words! 

"Thank you Linda, first of all for taking me on as your client, and then for the resources that you provided in creating a proposal that sold the book in our first round. You exemplified the tenets of my book, finding a balance of Power (competency), Heart (passion) and Mindfulness (strategy) in your role as my agent. Thank you, Linda!"
Industry News  
The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks 
Smartphones and multitasking have stoked an explosion in audiobooks, and publishers, spotting a juggernaut, are expanding their offerings and enlisting star narrators.. More Information

Carla Hayden Confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Hayden - the chief executive of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library - to be the 14th librarian of Congress.  Hayden becomes the first woman and first African American to hold the post. More Information

The service offers resources, tools, and services to university presses and academic publishers including warehousing, print-on-demand network, and sales representation. More Information

 Upcoming Events
Brooklyn Small Press Flea Market, Saturday July 30th from 10AM-4PM
This pop-up book fair will take place at the Central Library in Grand Army Plaza and will feature many of Brooklyn's finest indie presses and magazines. More Information
 
It Ends With Us Signing Event with bestselling author Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover, author of multiple bestsellers including the New York Times #1 Bestseller Hopeless, will be signing at the Strand Bookstore on August 4th from 7-9PM. More Information

Eighth Harry Potter book to hit shelves July 31st
The rehearsal script book for the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child releases this weekend. The play, currently in previews in London, returns to the beloved titular character as an adult and parent. 
 More Information

Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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