Revell Nabs Podcaster Duo
Kelsey Bowen, acquisitions editor with Revell, has inked a world rights deal with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, podcast hosts of Pantsuit Politics and authors of I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) (Thomas Nelson, 2019). The new yet-to-be-titled book, scheduled for summer 2022 release, will help readers see themselves as part of a larger community and encourage them to create a better world. The deal was negotiated by Sharon Pelletier of Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.
Zahnd Moves to IVP
Andrea Heinecke at Alive Literary sold world rights to Elissa Schauer, managing and associate trade editor at IVP, for Brian Zahnd’s next book. Tentatively titled What Can We Do When Everything In On Fire?, the book is slated for publication in winter 2022. In the new book, Zahnd, pastor and author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (WaterBrook, 2017), addresses those who are trying to hold on to Christian faith in a secular age.
Eerdmans Takes ‘Every Little Thing’
Kathleen Merz at Eerdmans Books for Young Readers took world rights to For Every Little Thing: Prayers and Poems to Celebrate the Day by June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling, illustrated by Helen Cann. The anthology, scheduled for publication in fall 2021, encourages gratitude for everyday moments through classic and contemporary prayers, poems, and interfaith blessings. Anne Marie O’Farrell at her eponymous literary agency represented the editors, while the illustrator was unagented.
Lenten Cookbook Lands at Sophia Institute
Sophia Institute Press’s Charlie McKinney took world rights to The Vatican Lenten Cookbook by former Swiss Guard and acclaimed chef David Geisser, who offers original recipes for the Lenten season. Geisser, who collaborated with Sophia on the bestselling The Vatican Christmas Cookbook (2020), brokered the deal directly. Publication is set for February 2022.
Broadleaf Questions Normal
Valerie Weaver-Zercher at Broadleaf Books bought world rights to Is This Normal? by Niro Feliciano, a cognitive psychotherapist and podcast host. Feliciano unpacks eight daily practices, grounded in therapeutic approaches, neuroscience, and spirituality, that move us away from anxiety and fear and toward equilibrium and calm. No agent was involved in the sale. The book is slated for publication in spring 2022.