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  • Book Deals: Week of July 6, 2020

    Holt takes two from activist and YA author Kimberly Jones, Thomas & Mercer buys a standalone thriller from Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver, and more.

  • Book Deals: Week of June 29, 2020

    A “marginalized people’s history of labor in the U.S.” goes to One Signal for six figures, HarperCollins takes on a book about Prince Harry and Prince William, Willie Nelson and his sister sell a memoir to Random House, and more.

  • Book Deals: Week of June 22, 2020

    Princeton University Press wins a book on forgiveness in a 10-house auction, Dolly Parton’s “life in lyrics” goes to Chronicle, and S&S editor Denene Millner sells a multigenerational epic to St. Martin’s.

  • Knopf Buys New Ishiguro Novel

    Kazuo Ishiguro has sold a new novel, which marks his first since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. 'Klara and the Sun,' narrated by "an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities," is set for March 2021, Knopf said.

  • Book Deals: Week of June 15, 2020

    Among the notable books that sold this week are a history of how black labor built America and a nonfiction work on black radical poetics by a National Book Award nominee.

  • Book Deals: Week of June 8, 2020

    Among the notable deals last week were the sale of a memoir from a PBS NewsHour correspondent, a novel about a woman who gives birth to an owl, and international bestseller Michel Faber’s latest novel.

  • Estates Management Agency Acquires 12 Literary Estates

    International Literary Properties, an estate management firm formed late last year with headquarters in London and New York, has acquired 12 literary estates, including those of Evelyn Waugh and Georges Simenon.

  • Book Deals: Week of June 1, 2020

    Among the big acquisitions last week were a history of four women who transformed the CIA and a sequel to 'The Henna Artist,' which was Reese’s Book Club pick for May.

  • Book Deals: Week of May 25, 2020

    Among the big deals this week are Robin Desser’s first acquisition in her new role as editor-in-chief at Random House and Delacorte’s purchase of Kelly Oxford’s YA debut.

  • Bill Clinton and James Patterson Announce Next Novel Together

    President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson will cowrite a second novel together, 'The President's Daughter,' to be published jointly by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown in June 2021.

  • Book Deals: Week of May 18, 2020

    Among the big deals this week are a new book by rapper Gucci Mane, a memoir of addiction and recovery by a politician and her son, and a nonfiction book by the cocreator of Showtime’s 'Billions.'

  • Book Deals: Week of May 11, 2020

    Harvard Medical School professor Robert Waldinger, psychologist Marc Schulz, and National Book Award winner Evan Osnos were among the authors with notable book deals last week.

  • Book Deals: Week of May 4, 2020

    Simon Pulse nabs a debut by an undergrad at auction, and Berkley wins a novel it calls " 'Crazy Rich Asians' meets 'Weekend at Bernie's.' "

  • Book Deals: Week of April 27, 2020

    Among the big deals this week are a six-figure preempt for a debut novel by a former 'Marie Claire' staffer and a guide to relationship texting by Facebook’s in-house shrink.

  • Book Deals: Week of April 20, 2020

    Avon buys a new one by Erin Sterling after a six-house auction; Little, Brown preempts a debut middle grade novel; and the sequel to a picture book classic lands at Candlewick.

  • Book Deals: Week of April 13, 2020

    Among the big deals this week are the acquisitions of a new book about Covid-19 by 'Spillover' author David Quammen and a biography of abolitionist John Brown.

  • Book Deals: Week of April 6, 2020

    Among the big books that sold this week are a memoir by actor Billy Dee Williams and Elizabeth George’s 21st Inspector Lynley mystery.

  • Book Deals: Week of March 30, 2020

    Among the big books that sold this week are a true crime tale by a rural doctor, a new novel by three-time Edgar winner T. Jefferson Parker, and a poetry collection by a 'Stranger Things' cast member.

  • Book Deals: Week of March 23, 2020

    Among the big deals this week are a middle grade “biographical novel” about Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander and a YA novel by one of the Central Park Five.

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