Today we had the pleasure of speaking with the Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist and New York Times bestselling author Box Brown, who wrote André the Giant: Life and Legend (First Second Books, graphic novel publisher). Brown talks starting his career at 25, founding his publishing company, Retrofit Comics, and the upcoming Rugrats comic book series he’s writing (Boom!Studios Publishing). He collaborated with First Second Books again, last year, when … Read the rest
Tamar Rydzinski, Vice President, Director of Subsidiary Rights at the Laura Dail Literary Agency got bitten by the book industry bug while interning at an agency. At the time, she attended Yeshiva University, where she majored in Literature and minored in Business. Now with almost 12 years in her career (she previously worked at Greenburger Associates before joining Laura Dail in 2015) Rydzinski tells us how she’s seen the industry … Read the rest
This past Wednesday, the Assistant Editor in the Children’s and Young Adult Department at Publishers Weekly (PW) Matia Burnett, chatted with us about her career, including its successes and challenges. Burnett is a Columbia University alumni and former educator (she also worked at Columbia as a researcher) before working at PW, a Trade publication in print and web that is basically to book publishing what Vogue is to fashion.
When … Read the rest