Bonus Material: Cheat Sheet to What the Yanks and Brits are Selling in Frankfurt

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Literary Agents Centre in FrankfurtUS trade journal Publishers Weekly and the UK’s Book Brunch have compiled a helpful listing of titles that various literary agents are looking to sell rights to at the forthcoming Frankfurt Book Fair.

Dubbed “The Frankfurt Suitcase,” it’s a great way to get up to speed on all those deal announcements you missed this past year and to get a sense of what your favorite authors, publishers and agents will be working on in the coming year.

Among the titles mentioned are Prince Charles’s A New Way of Looking at Our World which dishes out his solutions to global warming (HarperCollins), Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology, which is described as being “about a clash between dark supernatural beings and a hidden earthbound society” has, we’re told, sold in over 15 countries already (Penguin), and Susan Casey’s The Wave: A Journey into the Dark Heart of the Ocean “about giant waves — i.e., 100 feet and over — the scientists who study them and the surfers who ride them” (Random House).

ICM (via Curtis Brown) has Bret Easton Ellis’s Imperial Bedrooms, his sequel to Less Than Zero. And if that weren’t enough, they’re also shopping Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, which has sold more than two million copies in Japan already.

That’s just a taste. For the rest of the list, take a look here.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.