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  • Book Deals: Week of January 14, 2019

    A celebrity picture book, a Harvey Weinstein bio, and an editorial assistant’s debut that fetched six figures are among the big books that sold this week.

  • Harlequin Expands Film Pact with Brain Power Studio

    Through an existing deal, Brain Power has already produced eight films based on Harlequin novels, and the new agreement ramps up production in the Harlequin Film Collection.

  • Book Deals: Week of December 24, 2018

    Former House speaker John Boehner sells his memoir, Olivia Newton-John’s memoir finds a home in the U.S., a dominatrix-turned-nun offers advice on female empowerment, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of December 17, 2018

    Morrow lays down seven figures for a Lolita-like debut, Alyssa Milano does one for the kids, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of December 10, 2018

    NBA finalist Téa Obreht sells a novel to Random House, Beach Lane buys an Amy Cherrix picture book for six figures, Avery picks up a title on gut health for a rumored high-six-figure sum, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of December 3, 2018

    Harper nabs a just-found Sylvia Plath short story, Margaret Atwood announces a 'Handmaid’s Tale' sequel, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Margaret Atwood Is Writing a Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    Following two years in which Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel saw a skyrocketing in readership and new cultural relevance, both on television and in society at large, the author has announced 'The Testaments,' due September 2019.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 26, 2018

    A former Trump aide takes a tell-all to SMP, a farmer’s daughter turned agrarian entrepreneur sells her memoir at auction, Kamala Harris gets into the picture book game, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 19, 2018

    Nina Simone’s daughter, Lisa Simone, sells her story; HC invests in a Dutch novel; Susan Wiggs re-ups for seven figures at William Morrow; and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Portfolio to Launch New Imprint

    Author Simon Sinek will launch a new imprint, Optimism Press, under the auspices of his longtime publisher, Portfolio.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 12, 2018

    Doubleday invests in the sophomore novel by the author of 'The Night Circus,' Morrow nabs a debut thriller that picked up buzz in Frankfurt, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 5, 2018

    Harper invests in the debut by a former Aussie book buyer, a social history of the Barbizon Hotel draws Hollywood interest, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 29, 2018

    The creator of the “Shitty Media Men” list sells a primer on dealing with sexual assault, Atria buys a new novel by the author of Schindler’s List, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Knopf Acquires New Easton Ellis Title

    Bret Easton Ellis will release his first work of nonfiction in April 2019. 'White' will, its publisher, Knopf, said, combine "commentary and personal reflection in a wide-ranging exploration of our reputation economy."

  • Book Deals: Week of October 22, 2018

    Amy Einhorn bets big on a Reese Witherspoon book club author, Elizabeth Strout returns to Olive Kitteridge, an S&S editor strikes a six-figure deal at HarperCollins, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 15, 2018

    PRH invests in a book by Will Smith, Knopf buys a new Christopher Paolini collection, Viking lays out high six figures for a debut, LB throws down for a French bestseller, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • HC Buys Spanish Rights for Backman Books; Forms Spanish Acquisitions Board

    HarperCollins has acquired world Spanish rights to seven books by Swedish international bestselling author Fredrik Backman, and has also formed an International Spanish Acquisitions Board, which will work to expand the reach of HC’s Spanish-language titles.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 8, 2018

    Cory Doctorow closes a six-figure deal with Tor; William Morrow nabs a debut novel by an assistant at Curtis, Brown UK; and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 1, 2018

    FSG preempts a narrative nonfiction about four Renaissance queens, S&S nabs an epistolary novel about an underemployed millennial, and more in this week's notable book deals.

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