by John F. Baker
In an unusual pair of buys, different imprints at the same publisher have made multibook deals with a famous father and his slightly less famous son. Dad is Dr. Phillip McGraw, an Oprah! regular, whose Life Strategies and Relationship Rescue have been major sellers for Hyperion. He is moving to the new Source imprint at Simon & Schuster in a four-book deal negotiated by senior editor Dominick Anfuso for world rights. The first, scheduled for this fall, is Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out, a book that offers guidance on how readers can create the kind of self they want and need. "Dr. Phil," as he is popularly known to millions of TV viewers, is, said S&S adult publishing group president Carolyn Reidy, a "phenomenon whose work has positively affected the lives of millions, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship." The sale was made through agent Jan Miller at Dupree/Miller and Associates, who was also the agent for son Jay McGraw'snew deal. He is the author of Life Strategies for Teens, and his new three-book deal, for Fireside trade paperback originals, was also signed with Anfuso. They will all be spinoffs on his earlier book: an associated Workbook, due in August, a Daily Life Strategies for Teens, in October, and Reconnecting Parents and Teens for November.