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. We have recently added film scripts to our offerings as well. 

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!  

  August 22, 2016
 
Company Chat

Summer is in full swing in New York City.

 


Linda had the pleasure of attending the  Womens Forum of New York Mid-Summer Reception, which was held in Macy's wonderful boardroom with views overlooking the Empire State Building, courtesy of Macy's Managing Director Terry J. Lundgren. Photographed here with the fabulous,  indomitable 99-year-old  Lucy Jarvis , her dear friend  Ann Pinkerton , and the talented  Amy Kopelan
     
 
Company News

Art in the Blood Now in Portuguese

The first novel in Bonnie MacBird's fantastic Sherlock Holmes trilogy (HarperCollins, September 2015) is now available in Portuguese in addition to its many other translations. Bonnie's book is currently available in seventeen countries and has been a bestseller in five. Pictured here with the Portuguese and Spanish editions. 
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New York Times Spotlight for Avi Shilon

Our talented client,  Avi Shilon,  was mentioned last week in t he New York Times, when t he newly released documentary  Ben-Gurion, Epilogue  was reviewed. The documentary is based on Avi's book  Ben-Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness ( Rowman & Littlefield, May 2016 ). The book is  based on new interviews with friends and family of the former Prime Minister and details his life after he stepped away from political office and out of the public eye. 
Buy the book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Finding Home Heads to Film Festivals

Finding Home is the first film by our fantastically talented new client, screenwriter and author Nick Westfall. The movie, a beautiful story about adoption and finding family, is currently in consideration by top tier film festivals. We are currently in talks with production companies about Nick's other film scripts. Enjoy the Finding Home trailer below. 



A Warm Welcome to Our New Authors! 
 
Wayne Avrashow, author of Roll the Dice


We are thrilled to welcome the multi-talented Wayne Avrashow to the Agency. Wayne is a lawyer whose years of political experience have inspired his latest book, Roll the Dice. The story is an engaging take on what happens when a rock star enters a crucial senate race, stirring up the status quo on the election circuit and encountering a variety of challenges and roadblocks along the way.   Welcome, Wayne! 
 

Ann Ukrainetz, author of Lady in Waiting

We are delighted to welcome Ann Ukrainetz to the Agency ! Her book, Lady In Waiting: The True Story of Princess Diana's Secret Aunt, documents Ann's research into the life and times of Ann's famous father Lord Fermoy, who was Princess Di's grandfather. Ann's book describes her life after Ann discovered she was related to British royalty , and her attempts to be recognized by her biological family. Welcome, Ann!


Sara Curran-Ross , author of more than 40 published books
 
We are very excited to welcome  Sara Curran-Ross  to the Agency! Sara is the author of several  Amazon.com  bestsellers in the romantic suspense and romantic thriller categories. We are looking forward to bringing Sara's books, including her latest thriller, to the commercial publishers. Welcome, Sara! 

Praise from our author! 
Thank you to Wayne Avrashow for your kind words! 

" For my first novel I could not imagine a better agent than Linda Langton.
She has provided me with meaningful guidance, direction and support. Her
opinions on my manuscript has significantly  improved the book.
She is a great asset to any writer. "


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Industry News  

New York Times Book Review May Go Online-Only 
Decreased advertising revenue has the newspaper weighing ending the print edition of its Sunday magazine, folding the Metro section, and making its weekly book review section online-only.  More Information

Barnes & Noble College Bookstores to Expand in 2017
The retailer has announcedthat five additional colleges and universities have selected Barnes & Noble College to operate their campus bookstores, for a total of 34 new campus and virtual bookstores in 2017. More Information

After record breaking pre-sales, Scholastic reports that over two million copies, an unprecedented number for a script book, sold in the first two days in the US. More Information

 Upcoming Events

32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line Author Event, Wednesday August 24th, 7PM
Author Eric Ripert recounts his journey from his early life in France working the line, to his move to America where he would launch his own restaurant and become a James Beard Award winner, an Emmy-winning cooking show host and bestselling author.   More Information

Happy Birthday Mary Shelley on August 30th!
Born in 1797 as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Shelley is famous for inventing the science fiction genre with her groundbreaking novel Frankenstein. More Information

The Magic Words: A Panel on Children's and Young Adult Publishing, Wednesday September 7th, 7-8PM
Join a panel of editors, agents, and authors at the Strand Bookstore as they discuss the ins and outs of the industry, from what they look for in a manuscript to how to get the word out about a finished title. More Information
 

Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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