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Technology Nets Cash
Judy Quinn -- 10/6/97
Editors are obviously enamored of the high-tech world as a hot nonfiction topic. In an auction conducted by agent John Brockman, Viking's David Stanford turned out to be the somewhat surprising top bidder -- reportedly to the tune of $420,000 -- to acquire Kevin Kelly's New Rules for the New Economy. The book will be an expansion of Kelly's popular Wired article and is tentatively planned for a fall 1998 publication. And HarperCollins's Adrian Zackheim paid reportedly more than double that amount (try a cool million) for New Yorker writer John Heilemann's proposed Barbarians at the Gate-type look at the players of Silicon Valley. Heilemann was represented by Andrew Wylie. And agent Al Zuckerman confirmed the rumor that Michael Lewis is working on a book (expected to go to Knopf) not on philanthropist George Soros, as originally planned, but on the technology culture.

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