Posted by Stella Calvert-Smith on 7 June 2021, in Byte Connects, Member news, News
Byte the Book loves bringing people from all areas of the publishing world together so that they can learn from each other and collaborate, and we want to highlight some wonderful collaborations that have come about via Byte The Book.
Here's storyteller Suad Aldarra talking about meeting Literary Agent Doug Young at a Byte the Book Agent Tables event, and how this lead to the imminent publication of her debut novel I Don't Want to Talk About Home, with Doubleday Ireland.
If you've found some great collaborators through Byte The Book and are keen to share your stories in this series please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How did you get to Agent Tables?
I worked with my agent on polishing the book proposal and three months later, we started the submission process. My book went into a 3-way auction and was acquired by Doubleday (Penguin Random House). It's going to be published in Spring 2022 and I still can't believe it.
If you would like to take part in one of our upcoming Agent Tables events, tickets are still available for September, November, & January. Be quick as this is a very popular event and tickets sell out fast.
Doug Young has worked in the book industry for over three decades, latterly as a publishing director at Penguin Random House, where he worked for 17 years. He joined PEW in 2019 and is interested in hearing from writers with a story to tell, mainly but not exclusively in the form of non-fiction, and people who write in a distinctive voice or from a fresh perspective. His range of interests is broad – including history, popular science and politics, as well as memoir and the occasional off-the-wall novel.