OCTOBER

  • Steven Cooper sequels sold
    Steven Cooper's untitled books three and four in his Gus Parker and Alex Mills Series have sold to Dan Mayer at Seventh Street, in a two-book deal.

  • Idyll Gossip sold
    Stephanie Gayle's Idyll Gossip, the fourth in the series featuring Chief Thomas Lynch, has sold to Dan Mayer at Seventh Street.

  • Lady’s Guide published
    The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the hottly anticipated sequel to Mackenzi Lee’s NYT Bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, is out now!

  • Reading Group Choices recommends The Collector’s Apprentice
    The Collector’s Apprentice, the latest book by Bestselling author B.A. Shapiro, is a Reading Group Choices October Recommendation.

  • The JGL picks The Shadowglass
    The Shadowglass, the third book in the Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco (forthcoming in March ‘19) has been named a Junior Library Guild Selection.

  • Lady’s Guide sells abroad
    The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee has sold Romanian language rights to Corint.

  • Cosmo gives Girl Made of Stars a shout-out
    In its list of “10 Reasons Why Your Next Read Should Be A YA Book,” Cosmopolitan says of Ashley Herring Blake’s Girl Made of Stars, “This unflinching, emotional, and powerful exploration of love and rape culture ripped my heart right out of my chest. “

SEPTEMBER

  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue sells in Russia
    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee has sold Russian rights to Bookmate.

  • The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy gets its third star
    The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the sequel to the NYT Bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, has received its third starred review. School Library Journal raves: “Timely themes are set against another thrilling, swashbuckling romp across Europe and Africa. The author’s extensive notes serve to shed some light on the time period and her inspirations for the characters. VERDICT: An incredible, must-have follow-up full of old characters and new, blood and guts, and a delightful barrage of sarcasm.”

AUGUST

  • Ayesha at Last optioned
    Pascal Pictures has acquired Ayesha at Last, a Muslim romantic dramedy novel by author Uzma Jalaluddin. The novel, which was published by HarperCollins Canada and will debut in the U.S. next year, is a present-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in a Muslim community in Toronto.

  • Dig Your Grave gets a star
    In it's starred review of Dig Your Grave: A Gus Parker and Alex Mills Novel, by Steven Cooper, Publishers Weekly says: "Along with the authentic police procedural detail, Cooper provides quirky and vivid characters, smart and snarky social observations, and challenging but fulfilling personal relationships. This is first-rate entertainment."

  • PW reviews Success Through Diversity
    In its review of author Carol Fulp's Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win, Publishers Weekly says: "Bolstered with clear steps and advice for companies seeking to be better global citizens—ensuring, for example, that their ads don’t show only white people—Fulp’s book gives businesspeople the tools they need to prepare for an ever more ethnically and racially diverse society.

  • The Next Big Idea Club picks Changeable
    The Next Big Idea Club, a collection of thought leaders who curate and recommend the best nonfiction books of the season, have recommended Stuart Ablon's Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at School, at Home, and at Work. "What if changing problematic behavior is a matter of skill, not will? Harvard Medical School professor J. Stuart Ablon offers a groundbreaking new roadmap for breaking our bad habits and building good ones—and helping others do the same."

  • Read Daniela J. Lamas in the NYT
    Daniela J. Lamas, author of You Can Stop Humming Now and a pulmonary and critical care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, has an opinion piece in the New York Times: "An Overdose Left Him With Brain Damage. Now What?"

  • Girl Made of Stars sells abroad
    Ashley Herring Blake's recently released YA novel Girl Made of Stars has sold Portuguese language rights in Brazil, and Spanish language rights in Mexico, the US and Latin America, to V&R Editoras.

  • Idyll Hands earns a star
    Idyll Hands, the third novel in the Thomas Lynch series by Stephanie Gayle, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly: "The characters’ emotional conflicts are convincing, as are their dogged persistence and ingenuity. This series keeps getting better with each book."

  • Ayesha At Last gets a mention in the Times
    Uzma Jalaluddin's debut novel, Ayesha At Last—currently out in Canada, coming to the US from Berkley in 2019—was mentioned in the recent New York Times article "The Changing Face of Romance Novels", about the books and authors pushing the boundaries of the traditionally white, straight romance genre into more diverse territory. Says the Times: "Jalaluddin’s debut novel, 'Ayesha at Last,' takes place in a close-knit immigrant Muslim community in Canada, and features an outspoken Muslim heroine who falls for a more conservative Muslim man, a Darcy to her Lizzie Bennett."

  • Lady's Guide is a JLG pick
    The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the sequel to last year's New York Times Bestselling The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, has been named a Junior Library Guild fall selection.

JULY

  • You Can Stop Humming Now is required reading
    Dr. Daniela Lamas' recently released book, You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between, is on the The Arnold P. Gold Foundation's 2018 Summer Reading for Compassionate Clinicians book list. The foundation works with medical students, researchers, professors, and physicians, as well as patients and others across the entire healthcare landscape, to advocate for compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care.

  • Now You See Her published
    Now You See Her, the YA the fast-paced thriller from authors (and sisters) Lisa Leighton and Laura Stropki, is out now!

JUNE

  • Changeable published
    Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, at School, and at Work, by Stuart Ablon, is out now!

  • Daniela Lamas speaks to Chronicle
    ICU doctor Daniela Lamas, author of the recently released You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between, spoke with Chronicle about her book, her career, and the nature of medicine and its power. The segment will stream Wednesday, June 13.

  • Gentleman's Guide sells in Thailand
    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee has sold Thai rights to Kaewkarn Publishing.

  • Rebecca Podos wins the Lammys
    Agent Rebecca Podos has won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's and Young Adult for her sophomore YA novel, Like Water.

  • Cassandra Clare recommends Gentleman's Guide
    YA fantasy queen Cassandra Clare has curated a list of must-read books to featured in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, including Mackenzi Lee's NYT Bestselling novel The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.

  • Horn Book reviews Girl Made of Stars
    In its glowing review of Ashley Herring Blake's third YA novel, Girl Made of Stars, Horn Book raves: "Blake doesn’t shy away from the complexity of—and complications arising from—characters’ identities in the face of rape culture...Blake strives admirably and with resounding success for emotional authenticity while shedding light on issues of consent, trauma, relationships, and identity."

MAY

  • PW reviews Switchers
    In a review of Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success, the forthcoming business book by Dawn Marie Graham, Publishers Weekly declares: Graham presents a compendium of sound, strategic advice for remaking one's career...Chatty and upbeat, this is an encouraging and comprehensive guide."

  • Gentleman's Guide film rights optioned
    The tv/film rights to Mackenzi Lee's NYT Bestselling YA novel The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue have been optioned by Greg Berlanti at Berlanti Productions for Warner Bros TV.

  • Changeable sells in Vietnam
    Vietnamese rights to Stuart Ablon's Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, at School and at Work, have sold to First News Publishing.

  • PW loves Now You See Her
    In its review of sisters Lisa Leighton and Laura Stropki's forthcoming YA novel Now You See Her, Publishers Weekly says: "The delightfully snarky Amelia and her struggle to not lose herself in Sophie’s life rings true, as does her eventual realization that stepping outside her own life might be an opportunity...Leighton and Stropki’s compelling debut asks interesting questions about identity and memory, and a clever twist in the last act will shock readers."

APRIL

  • Gentleman's Guide nominated
    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee has been nominated for the 2019 Rhode Island Book Award.

  • Ivy Aberdeen reviewed by the NYT
    In a lovely review of Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, the first Middle-grade book by Ashley Herring Blake, the New York Times writes: "Blake captures all the exhilaration of a first crush without shying away from Ivy’s confusion and her worries about acceptance. Blake is adept at revealing how powerfully a misunderstanding can lodge in a child’s mind, and Ivy’s (mistaken) assumption about how her sister might react to her feelings for a girl adds another layer of tension to a family in crisis. The sisters’ relationship is one of the great rewards of this novel that includes a large and vivid cast of secondary characters, who give the story its sense of abundant texture.”

  • Booklist picks The Confusion of Languages
    The Confusion of Languages,
    the sophomore book and first novel by Siobhan Fallon, has been selected as one of the Top 10 Women's Fiction books by Booklist.

  • USA Today praises You Can Stop Humming Now
    In his review of You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between by Daniela Lamas, MD, in USA Today, fellow doctor Matt McCarthy says: "Warmth and humanity radiate from every page...

    The patients in this book have something important to say, and so does the author. We should all be listening."

  • The CEO Next Door a NYT Bestseller
    Congratulations to Kim Powell and Elena Botelho, whose book The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors that Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders, has hit the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller List at #10!

  • The Heart Forger gets another star
    In it's starred review of The Heart Forger, the sequel to Rin Chupeco's YA fantasy The Bone Witch, Shelf Awareness raves: "Chupeco has crafted a glorious world for her twisting, turning plot, rich with magic, exotic beasts, romance and treachery. The alternating narratives are masterfully designed, drawing readers ever closer to their inevitable convergence. A mesmerizing tale, this sequel is even stronger than its precursor.”

  • The CEO Next Door a WSJ Bestseller
    The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors that Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders, by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell, has hit #3 on the the Wall Street Journal's

  • Girl Made of Stars get a star
    Booklist has given Girl Made of Stars, the forthcoming YA novel by Ashley Herring Blake, a starred review, raving, "Unforgettable in its candor, Girl Made of Stars is ideal for teen readers who can handle the candid emotional intricacies of burgeoning sexuality and all its myriad possible pitfalls."

MARCH

  • The CEO Next Door sells in Japan
    The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders, by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell, has sold Japanese rights to Nikkei Business Publishing.

  • You Can Stop Humming Now reviewed in the Globe
    In its review of You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between by Daniela Lamas, MD, the Boston Globe raves, "It casts a steady, unblinking eye on the triumphs, failures, and blind spots of modern medicine: the seemingly miraculous extent of what we can now do for our patients and the crippling disappointment that comes with the realization of what we still cannot."

  • You Can Stop Humming Now an Oprah pick
    Daniela Lamas, MD's You Can Stop Humming Now, out this month, is one of O Magazine's "10 Titles to Pick Up Now." "Her empathetic, beautifully crafted accounts from inside the ICU recall the work of Atul Gawande," the reviewer raves.

  • Girl Made of Stars one of spring's best
    Ashley Herring Blake's forthcoming YA novel Girl Made of Stars has been chosen for iBook's Spring's Most Anticipated list.

  • Gentleman's Guide wins an RT Award
    Congratulations to Mackenzi Lee, whose sophomore YA novel The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue has won the 2017 RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award for Best YA Protagonist.

  • You Can Stop Humming Now published
    You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor's Stories of Life, Death and in Between by Daniela Lamas, MD is out now!

  • Ivy Aberdeen published
    Ashley Herring Blake's first middle grade novel, Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, is out now! Blake is the author of acclaimed YA books Suffer Love and How to Make a Wish.

  • Bygone Badass Broads published
    Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee, is out now! This is Lee's first nonfiction title; her previous YA books include This Monstrous Thing and the NYT Bestselling The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.

FEBRUARY

  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a Stonewall Honor Book
    Congratulations to Mackenzi Lee, whose sophomore YA novel The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a 2018 Stonewall Honor Book!

  • A star for Girl Made of Stars
    Ashley Herring Blake's third YA novel, Girl Made of Stars, has earned a starred review from School Library Journal: "The book explores so many topics—consent, slut shaming, rape culture, what it means to move on from trauma... A compassionate and engaging novel about what it means to tell your truth, no matter how painful it might be. A must-read for all YA shelves."

  • Booklist gives The CEO Next Door a star
    In its starred review of Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell's The CEO Next Door, Booklist declares the book "An enlightening and engaging read."

  • You Can Stop Humming Now earns a star
    Library Journal has given Daniela J. Lamas' forthcoming book You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between, a starred review, raving: “This thoughtful, reflective, and beautifully rendered book examines the costs of modern medicine. Readers who enjoy books by Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande, or Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air will find this volume moving and provocative.”

JANUARY

  • PW reviews The CEO Next Door
    In its review of Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell's The CEO Next Door, Publishers Weekly declares: "Botelho and Powell have created a thought-provoking look at successful leadership without the typical bluster.”

  • PW reviews You Can Stop Humming Now
    Daniela J. Lamas' forthcoming book You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between, Publishers Weekly raves: "Lamas weaves a thoughtful and beautiful narrative...The author wonderfully captures the lives of those who’ve completed treatment and adjusted to a new existence."

  • Ivy Aberdeen collects stars
    Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, the forthcoming middle-grade book by author Ashley Herring Blake, has racked up three starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Says Kirkus, "Ivy’s story is no mere niche-filler in LGBTQ middle-grade realism—it’s a standard-setter."

  • The Light at the Bottom of the World sold
    London Shah's debut novel, the YA sci-fi The Light at the Bottom of the World, has sold to Augusta Harris and Emily Meehan at Disney, for publication in Fall 2019.

  • The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James sold
    Author Ashley Herring Blake's second middle-grade novel, The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, has sold to Kheryn Callender at Little, Brown, for publication in 2019.

  • The Gentleman's Guide audiobook is an ALA Top Ten
    The audiobook for Mackenzi Lee's The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue has been named a Top Ten Selection among YALSA's 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults.