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  • Book Deals: Week of January 20, 2020

    Among the big deals this week are a picture book that sold for seven figures at auction, a book about the Kennedy clan, and a middle grade memoir, which HarperCollins Children’s nabbed for six figures.

  • Book Deals: Week of January 13, 2020

    Former 'PW' reviews editor Jessamine Chan sold a debut novel, Viking Children’s bought the middle grade debut of YA author Sangu Mandanna for six figures, and more.

  • Book Deals: Week of January 6, 2020

    Notable deals this week include a major acquisition for MIT Press, a first-person tale of survival on the high seas, and a YA novel that HarperTeen won at auction.

  • Book Deals: Week of December 23, 2019

    Ken Follett sells a 'Pillars' prequel to Viking, HMH takes two from a senior writer at the 'Root,' and One World buys a book on the protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

  • Book Deals: Week of December 16, 2019

    Ecco invests in Alissa Quart’s follow-up to 'Squeezed,' John Banville sells his first mystery written under his own name, Scribner nabs a novel bought for six figures in the U.K., and more.

  • Book Deals: Week of December 2, 2019

    Millennial journalist Jill Filipovic sells a book on her generation to S&S’s newly launched One Signal imprint, Gallery Books lands a YouTube star, and more.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 25, 2019

    Tor pays seven figures for new Christopher Paolini book, true crime podcasters sign with Dey Street and more.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 18, 2019

    David Chang sells a memoir, Catherine Coulter moves houses, MCD spends big on a graphic memoir, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 11, 2019

    The Mueller Report goes graphic, Tor spends six figures on a debut, Doubleday buys a book on Trump from a 'New York Times' reporter and 'New Yorker' columnist, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Folio Lit Acquires Emma Sweeney Agency

    Folio Literary Management has acquired the Emma Sweeney Literary Agency, effective January 2, 2020. The latter, founded in 2006, represented such authors as Sara Gruen and Edgar Cantero.

  • Print Units Are Up 1.1% at the Close of October

    Unit sales of print books rose 1.1% in the week ended October 26 over the comparable week last year, helped by strong sales in adult nonfiction, where two big cookbooks debuted.

  • Book Deals: Week of November 4, 2019

    Val Kilmer’s memoir lands at a Big Five house, 'Dead Man Walking' goes graphic, the screenwriter of 'The Jerk' sells a thriller, and more.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 28, 2019

    The anonymous author (and Trump staffer) behind a now-infamous Times op-ed gets a publishing deal, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • NYT's 'Anonymous' Trump Official to Publish with Twelve

    The White House staffer who wrote an anonymous opinion piece for the 'New York Times' last year, in which the staffer self-declared as "part of the resistance," is publishing a book with Hachette's Twelve imprint. 'A Warning' is set to be released next month.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 21, 2019

    Ballantine re-ups a major bestseller, HarperOne gets into the swing with Tiger Woods, Candlewick nabs a book based on a viral tweet, and more in this week's notable book deals.

  • Book Deals: Week of October 14, 2019

    Seven-figure deals dominate this week’s column, as publishers open their wallets in the run-up to this week’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

  • S&S Nabs Ruhl’s Memoir, 'Smile,' in Seven-Figure Deal

    In another major pre-Frankfurt Book Fair sale, Marysue Rucci at Simon & Schuster paid a rumored seven figures for a memoir by playwright Sarah Ruhl called 'Smile.'

  • An Unsolicited Manuscript Becomes a Hot Pre-Frankfurt Property

    The debut novel ‘A Kindness,’ which literary agent Helen Heller received a little over a week ago after responding to an unsolicited pitch letter, is gaining pre-Frankfurt Book Fair buzz after being preempted in the U.S. by Pamela Dorman for high six figures.

  • Debut YA by Member of Chippewa Tribe Sells in Seven-Figure Deal

    'The Firekeeper's Daughter' by Angeline Boulley was acquired by Tiffany Liao at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers after a 12-bidder auction.

  • Yoon's Adult Debut, 'Version Zero,' Creates Pre-Frankfurt Scramble

    Bestselling YA author David Yoon's adult debut, a speculative thriller called 'Version Zero,' is generating major buzz in the run-up to next week's Frankfurt Book Fair.

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