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January 22nd, 2015
   Company Chat

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We wish you all a very happy, healthy and fulfilled 2015! 

This year starts with exciting news!
We are very pleased to announce that we have sold Bonnie MacBird's
Sherlock Holmes trilogy to HarperCollins for world rights. Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, the first of the trilogy, will be published in September 2015. We are thrilled to be working with Bonnie and HarperCollins during this exciting renaissance of the Great Detective.
Bonnie MacBird is extremely active in the Sherlockian community, and is a member of Sherlock Holmes societies in the US, London, and Paris, and has appeared in the Great Sherlock Holmes debates in London, as well as giving talks in London, Paris, Glasgow, and at US Sherlock Holmes conferences.
Bonnie is the original writer of the film TRON, and a three time Emmy award winner for documentary work. She is a classically trained actor both is the US and the UK. She teaches screenwriting at UCLA and is currently busy at work on the second book in her Sherlock Holmes trilogy for Harper Collins.
(Lt: Bonnie writing Art in the Blood at the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel.) 

Thank you, Bonnie, for your kind words!

"Linda Langton did a marvelous job as my literary agent in selling Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure to HarperCollins. As a first time novelist, I needed guidance on the submission and negotiation process and her experience, kindness and communication talent made all of this understandable and smooth. She was creative in her approach, wise in her selection, and has managed to place this book in excellent hands. The subject is English, Linda is English and the book takes place in England; how brilliant that this is where it found its home and I have nothing but the highest regard for Linda's astute handling of the sale and the final arrangements. What a pleasure it has been to be in such expert hands. Any author would be lucky to work with her. Thank you, Linda!"- Bonnie MacBird

New York's Legal Landmarks by Robert Pigott on CUNY-TV
Robert Pigott, whose book, New York's Legal Landmarkswe self-published,
will be interviewed for the second time on CUNY TV by best-selling author, host and producer James D. Zirin on Sunday, January 25th, at 8:30am. We look forward to listening in, Robert! 
Enjoy this fantastic tour of the courthouses of New York past and present through the eyes of this history-loving New York City lawyer, as he shares his encyclopedic knowledge of New York's legendary legal history. TUNE IN to CUNY-TV on Channel 75 (Time Warner and Optimum Brooklyn), Channel 77 (RCN) and Channel 30 (Verizon FiOS) on Sunday 25th January at 8:30am. 
6 Tips for Developing Your Characters                                 

These tips will help you create well-rounded and tridimensional characters.

  1. Define each of your character (name, age, appearance, relationships and background) one at a time to help the reader get to know them.
  2. Use their backstory to help the reader connect with them.
  3. Build their personality through dialogue and actions.
  4. Show how your characters confront both external and internal challenges.
  5. Depict how your characters grow due to the challenges they face.
  6. Do not forget to give your secondary characters personality!
Industry News
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Aerbook's new Retail Network, "enables any person or company to create, customize, and curate" an online bookstore optimized for mobile devices and social media. More Information.
Publishing Thrived on Kickstarter in 2014 
Successful publishing campaigns on Kickstarter raised nearly $22 million in 2014, despite a change that removed journalism projects from the publishing category. More Information.
 Upcoming Events


Alexandra Fuller Book Signing, Monday, January 26 from 7:00pm, Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway, New York, NY
Author Alexandra Fuller seeks to rebuild her life after a difficult divorce by looking to her African past in her latest memoir Leaving Before the Rains Come. More Information. 
Eat, Drink & Be Literary, Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30pm, BAMcafe', 30 Lafayette, Brooklyn, NY
This series of casual literary evenings features a buffet dinner, and a reading from a noteworthy writer, followed by a moderated Q&A about the author's creative processMore Information.

Lewis Carroll's Birthday on January 27th!

Happy Birthday to English writer, mathematician, Anglican deacon and photographer, Lewis Carroll, author of the popular Alice in Wonderland, and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. More Information.
Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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