Message from Linda

Welcome to Langtons International Agency Newsletter!
Langtons International Agency is one of New York's most successful literary management agencies specializing in non-fiction: including memoir, true crime, biography, and b usiness.
E xceptionally well written literary and commercial fiction: including mystery, thrillers, and women's fiction. 

We recently added film and television scripts to our offering. 
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 trilogy of Sherlock Holmes adventures. Sold to 17 countries, bestseller in 5.

Dancing on Her Grave  by Diane Montane and Carolina Sarassa, true crime (Berkley, April 2015) Discovery Channel, and Lifetime Movies (October 22, 2016).
Contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a published author or screen and television writer, from an idea to a success!    

  February 9, 2017

Company Chat 

A belated but VERY Happy New Year to all our readers in good health! We look forward to sharing 2017 with you. 

Company News
Great News About Hard Act by Geoffrey Glover-Wright

"One of the most remarkable and also quite terrifying thriller writers I have read in a very long time. He reminds me of Ludlum at his best. Start a Glover Wright book and you will not be able to put it down. HARD ACT is the most ingenious thriller I have read this year." - Jack Higgins. 

The latest page-turning thriller from our prolific and bestselling author Geoffrey Glover-Wright is due out from Fiery Seas Publishing in just two weeks on February 21st! This hard-hitting novel follows rogue CIA agent Ben Markstein who, in the aftermath of bin Laden's assassination, takes on an mission, unsanctioned by the CIA, to regain a $25,000,000 bounty, which has fallen into terrorist hands. Visit his website to learn more. 

Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Watch the book trailer: 

Cover Reveal: The Career Catapult by Roopa Unnikrishnan

We are thrilled to reveal the cover for Roopa Unnikrishnan's upcoming business book,
The Career Catapult: Shake Up the Status Quo and Boost Your Professional Trajectory. Roopa draws on over twelve years of experience at Fortune 500 companies to provide readers with a do-able and innovative five-step program to achieve their goals in business, and to find fulfillment and the sense of adventure everyone truly desires from their career.  It will be published by Career Press on March 20th.  

Preorder:  Amazon |  Barnes & Noble
Visit her website to learn more. 

Roll The Dice by Wayne Avrashow Sold to Fiery Seas Publishing
We are very pleased to announce that we have sold our client Wayne Avrashow's book Roll The Dice to Fiery Seas Publishing. Wayne's book draws on his experience in law and politics to create a gripping story about a rock star who becomes the focus of national attention when he decides to run for Senate in a key race.  Congratulations, Wayne! 

Learn more about the book at Wayne's website.

   Voodoo In New Orleans Sold to History Press

Linda and Rosary at one of her recent play readings. 
Our talented author and playwright Rosary O'Neill's latest book, Voodoo in New Orleans, co-written with her daughter Rory Schmitt, a published author and professor, will be published by the History Press in early 2018. Their book delves into the ever-fascinating history of voodoo religion and culture in the city that is synonymous with voodoo. Congratulations, Rosary and Rory! 

A Warm Welcome to Our New Authors!

Camilla Chance, author of Melissa and Kasho 

We are pleased to welcome Camilla Chance to the Agency! Camilla is the author of several published books in various genres, including the award-winning biography Wisdom Man, an Australian bestseller from Penguin Australia. She has worked as a teacher, book reviewer, and editor, and is a tireless advocate for the rights of the Australian Aboriginal people. Her latest book, Melissa and Kasho, is the story of a young woman who finds relief from the expectations of high society after befriending a metaphysical being named Kasho.  Welcome, Camilla! 
Dr. William H. Reid, author of 
A Dark Night, Indeed

We are thrilled to welcome Bill Reid, an author and psychiatrist, to the Agency. His book, A Dark Night, Indeed, is an insider look at the tragic shooting that took place in an Aurora, Colorado theater in 2012. 

As a forensic psychiatrist intimately involved with the case, Dr. Reid has a unique perspective on the sinister and troubled mind behind the terrible event.  Welcome, Bill!

 Michael Lissack, author of Explaining the Mess We're In

We are excited to welcome Michael Lissack to the Agency. Michael is the Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, and is the author of several books and over 30 academic articles on topics of simplicity, complexity, and management. His latest book examines how he believes the American fixation on simplicity led to the current cultural and political atmosphere. Welcome, Michael! 
Industry News  

Political Atmosphere Affects Booksellers
 The highly charged political atmosphere following Donald Trump's election as President affected discussions at this year's Winter Institute bookselling conference. More Information 

Registration Opens for BookExpo Summer Conference
Organizers for the convention have announced that registration is open for BookExpo 2017, taking place May 31-June 2 at the Javits Center in New York City. More Information

New York Times to Cut Some Bestseller Lists
The New York Times has eliminated a number of bestsellers lists, including some ebook categories and all graphic novels/comics. This is part of an overall plan by the paper to revamp its coverage of publishing. More Information

 Upcoming Events

Black History Month:  Short Talks on Large Legacies in Black History, Poets House, February 25th, 3 PM 
In celebration of Black History Month, select speakers will present short talks on poetic giants of the past and how the legacy of African-American poetry continues to shape their own craft. More Information

Happy Birthday Victor Hugo, February 26th 
Considered one of France's greatest novelists, Victor Hugo is most famous for his works Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also a poet and artist. More Information

The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped 19-Century Novels, NYU, February 13th, 7PM-8-PM
Scholar and writer Anka Muhlstein focuses on late 19th and 20th-century writers: Balzac, Zola, Proust, Huysmans, and Maupassant, through the lens of their passionate involvement with the fine arts. More Information
Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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