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).

2016 saw 15 books sold to commercial publishers.

2017 is proving to be another successful year, with a book sold per month to date.
 
  
Contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a published author or screen and television writer, from an idea to a success!    
 
  May 25, 2017
 
Company Chat

Attended a most enjoyable celebration for the launch of the latest American Masters on PBS television with Alec Baldwin and Dick Calvett in erudite and humorous conversation. 
 
With Alec Baldwin at the home of Roz Goldstein.
A fascinating Dick Calvett and Alec Baldwin.
With dear friend, Ponchitta Pierce

Over the weekend, stayed with talented author and client Ken McAdams  and his wonderful artist wife, Marian Bingham in Connecticut. 
 
With Ken McAdams
Visiting the Yale University Art Gallery


 Ken with his wife, Marian


Had a wonderful time meeting with client Jason Huza  regarding his new book Emma and Adam  which we sold to  Black Rose Writing.

with Jason at the Plaza Hotel, New York

So glad to meet with our new client, Roselyne Cazazian and her cousin Miriam, who visited from Montreal to talk about her charming illustrative children's book series, Aubergine which we have taken on for publishing, television and marketing rights.

with Roselyne and her cousin, Miriam

Company News

Robert Parker's A Wanted Man now available on Amazon published by Endeavor Press
 
A big congratulations to Robert Parker. Wonderful to see your book on Amazon. A Wanted Man tells of Ben Bracken, a former  Captain in Her Majesty's Royal Army who gets caught up in the seedy criminal underbelly of Manchester, UK, and embarks on a one-man mission to take out a Gang threatening the city.
Robert Parker is a new exciting voice from the UK, a married father of two.  He currently writes full time, while also encouraging young readers through workshops at local schools and bookstores. Amazon.
His by Arabella Kingsley now available for Pre-Order on Amazon
In His, Ariana is given a choice: she can marry a Russian billionaire Nickolai Antonovich to help him close a financial deal, or she can refuse, in which case Nickolai will report her sister's theft from his company to the police.  Pre-order: Amazon
Arabella is a prolific author in multiple genres. She has written many titles for three commercial publishers including Blushing Books Pu blications and Stormy Night Publications.
J.A. Zarifian's Once Upon A Mouse to be published by Austin MacCauley UK Publishers

Artwork by Daniel Cabuco
Once Upon A Mouse tells the journey of Danni, a highly logical mouse, who leaves her fairy tale farm behind, in search of an adventure. On her journey, she meets a unique cast of characters, weaving familiar rhymes, fables and fairy tales. 
J.A. Zariļ¬an is an award-winning stage director, actor and writer. F or the National American Shakespeare Company, she adapted many of The Bard's works into her own genre - Cinema Du Shakespeare.

Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-Creative Powers For Women on The Rise by Wendy Wallbridge wins Nautilus Award 
Congratulations to Wendy Wallbridge whose book, Spiraling Upward, was selected as a 2016 Nautilus Award Winner, receiving both Gold in the Women category and Silver in the Business & Leadership category.
Complete with easy-to-follow steps and exercises, as well as inspiring stories of successful women, Spiraling Upward, offers a cogent road map for professional women looking to unlock their power and achieve success on their own terms.  Amazon
A Warm Welcome to Our New Client!

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Maurice Godwin to the agency!
 
Dr. Godwin is the only outside expert and forensic investigator to work on the murder case of Tara Grinstead which he has detailed in his book, A Long - Held Secret: The Disappearance and Murder of Tara Grinstead, 

Dr. Maurice Godwin specializes in investigative psychology, crime scene analysis, missing persons and serial murderers. He has three published books and  has appeared on many national television shows.

 5 Tips for Writing your Novel
  1. Outline your ideas- let your story surprise you.
  2. Remove all distractions-the Internet, television and cell phone.
  3. Talk to other authors-you are not alone! 
  4. Don't look for perfection in every word-it's only the first draft.
  5. Edit, Edit, Edit. Hire a professional editor as you go along
Industry News  
Summer Reads 2017
A selected wide variety of summer books for all tastes.  More Information  
 
Is Mass Market Dying in Publishing?
In steady decline for years, the format may be on the way out  More Information 
 
Bookstore Pop-ups keep Popping up
Many aspiring book-sellers are testing the market by running pop-up shops   More Information
 

 Upcoming Events
BookExpo May 31st-June 2nd
A professional environment to discover emerging authors, and learn from  influential publishers More Information
 
New York City First Ever European Literature Night, June 2nd 7-10 pm 
Features live performed readings from 15 European books, accompanied by an international book fair More Information

Bryant Park Poetry June 6th 7-8pm
Poetry Reading in the park   More information
Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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