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  • The Rise of the Seven-Figure Advance

    Major deals have become the new normal in book publishing, thanks to steeper competition for fewer high-profile projects

  • Book Deals: Week of November 17, 2014

    Newman lands at Roc with ‘Planetfall’ and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Blue Rider Picks Up Eddie Izzard Memoir

    The book, not yet titled, is slated for publication in the winter of 2015 or 2016.

  • Ellen DeGeneres Doing Design Book for Grand Central

    Hachette's Grand Central Life & Style imprint has signed up a design book by Ellen DeGeneres. 'Home' is set for fall 2015, preceding the launch of DeGeneres' lifestyle brand, E.D., in spring 2015.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 10, 2014

    In this week's column, Knopf Kids’ inks a deal with a descendant of Cotton Mather; Saga signs Neil Gaiman's protégé; and more.

  • Crown Nabs Already-Optioned Berlin Wall Narrative

    Film rights to Greg Mitchell’s new work of nonfiction, tentatively titled 'The Tunnels: JFK vs. CBS & NBC,' have already sold to FilmNation Entertainment.

  • SMP Buys 'Times' Journo's Debut Novel for Seven Figures

    St. Martin's Press has acquired the debut novel 'Everybody Rise,' by Stephanie Clifford, in a seven-figure book deal.

  • New Prince Charles Bio Coming from Holt

    'Born to Be King: Prince Charles on Planet Windsor,' by Catherine Mayer, will be under embargo until it is released in February 2015.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 3, 2014

    Iris Johnasen inks a 10-book deal at SMP; Other Press nabs the a bestselling re-imagining of Camus; Sarah Fine signs on for two at McElderry Books; and more.

  • Danielle Steel Strikes Ten-Book Deal with PRH

    Perennial bestseller Danielle Steel has signed a ten-book deal with Penguin Random House's Ballantine Bantanm Dell imprint.

  • J.R. Ward Launching New Contemporary Series

    The Bourbon Kings, which centers on a wealthy, aristocratic Kentucky family, who made their fortune from bourbon, has already been optioned for TV by Endemol Studios.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 27, 2014

    Among the week's notable book deals: bestseller Sophie Hannah goes to William Morrow, a multi-book thriller deal at Polis, and more.

  • Patrick Ness Moves to HarperTeen

    HarperCollins has acquired North American rights to Patrick Ness’s 'The Rest of Us Just Live Here,' a YA novel due out in fall 2015, and a second, stand-alone novel.

  • Kinsella YA Novel Coming

    Random House Children’s Books imprint Delacorte Press has acquired U.S. rights to 'Finding Audrey,' the first young adult novel from the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, Sophie Kinsella

  • Feiwel and Friends to Publish Cecelia Ahern YA Novels

    Macmillan’s Feiwel and Friends imprint has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Cecelia Ahern's debut YA books, 'Flawed' and its sequel, 'Perfect.'

  • Two British Library Series to Poisoned Pen

    In a deal begun at the London International Book Fair and consummated at Frankfurt, the Scottsdale, Ariz., press took North American rights to both a classics crime and a classic spy series.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 20, 2014

    Quick’s next YA goes to LBYR; Teicher sells essays to Graywolf; Wendig takes Miriam Black to Saga; and more, more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Wolff Preempts TED Book for New Line at HMH

    The editor bought U.S. rights to TED curator Chris Anderson's 'Talk This Way! The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,' the first acquisition for his new line of business books at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 13, 2014

    Thomas Dunne picks up Harms’s sophomore effort; Samantha Young sells a standalone romance to NAL; and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Penn Prof Lands Seven Figures for ‘Grit’

    Rick Horgan, in one of his first major acquisitions since joining Scribner, has paid seven figures for U.S. rights to Angela Duckworth’s 'Grit.'

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