Chris Kepner has launched The Kepner Agency, after nine years with Victoria Sanders & Associates as an agent and director of international rights.
John Grisham will visit bookstores in 12 cities in the Eastern US to support his June 6 release, Camino Island. It is billed as his "first bookstore tour in 25 years." Each event will be limited to 200 people, the visits will feature a "discussion/q&a session" along with signings.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's most recent tax returns show another advance payment of $218,000 from HarperCollins for his 2014 memoir All Things Possible -- bringing his total advance to date to $783,000.
New Dallas independent bookstore in the works Interabang Books -- reported on in January, under the direction of former Brazos Bookstore manager Jeremy Ellis-- turns out to be backed by Nancy Perot, daughter of Ross and Margot Perot. Book critic Lori Feathers in also involved, with the store now expected to open at the end of June.
Nolo Press is closing their longtime bookstore in Berkeley, CA on April 28, but will continue selling their books online.