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5 Questions for Marisa A. Corvisiero [INTERVIEW]

Marisa A. CorvisieroIn the run up to BookMachine New York, we’re running a set of interviews with publishing professionals connected to the City, with an interesting story to tell.

Marisa A. Corvisiero is a practicing attorney in New York City and a literary consultant, who started agenting a few years ago and recently founded the Corvisiero Literary Agency. The agency now has a staff of 8 strong, who together represent a wide spectrum of genres for very talented authors worldwide.

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5 Questions for Giuseppe Castellano [INTERVIEW]

Giuseppe Castellano

In the run up to BookMachine New York, we’re running a set of interviews with publishing professionals connected to the City, with an interesting story to tell.

Giuseppe Castellano is an Art Director at Penguin Group USA and has over 13 years experience in book publishing. He oversees the imprints of Grosset & Dunlap, PSS!, Warne, PYR, and Poptropica, and was recently awarded first place in the New York Book Show for his work in art direction and illustration.

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5 Questions for Stacy Abrams [INTERVIEW]

In the run up to BookMachine New York, we’re running a set of interviews with publishing professionals connected to the City, with an interesting story to tell.

 

 
Stacy Abrams is Editorial Director of Entangle and Bliss. She started in the publishing industry in 2002, most recently leaving a seven-year stint at Bloomsbury Publishing’s children’s division to join the Entangled team. In addition to editing, she has been a freelance copy editor for several major New York publishing houses.

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EL James wins all the things

Big week this week for EL James (when is it not?): after being named ‘publishing person of the year‘ by Publishers Weekly last Friday – insert your own Simpsons reference – the author and anagram of Jams Eel, which could conceivably be a sex act featured in her next novel, saw Fifty Shades of Grey beat off all comers (snigger) to take the title of popular fiction book of the year at the National Book Awards. Since civilisation had already ended by that point, presumably the canapés at the ceremony weren’t up to much.

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Everyone thrilled by commission of Casual Vacancy adaptation

In a startling break from its usual cycle of Dickens-Austen-Brontë adaptations, BBC One has announced plans to translate J.K. Rowling’s post-Potter bestseller The Casual Vacancy to the small screen. BBC One Controller Danny Cohen commissioned the project following discussions with Rowling’s agent-slash-husband Neil Blair, and the finished product is expected to air some time in 2014. Given the combined global grosses of the Harry Potter films, the only real surprise here should be that it’s going to TV (and non-commercial TV at that) and isn’t the first part of a lucrative cinematic series, perhaps charting small town elections all over England, with official tie-in ballot papers for sale in stationers across the land.

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