Bestselling author Olivia Goldsmith has switched to Warner in a two-book contract signed with publisher Jamie Raab in a major deal well into seven figures. Raab bought North American rights from agent Nick Ellison for Dumping Billy, which he described as her "most affecting and witty" novel since her breakthrough First Wives Club, plus another untitled novel; Billy is likely to be published in summer 2003. Ellison had made the same deal at Frankfurt with HarperCollins, which continues to be Goldsmith's publisher in the U.K., and has also sold movie rights in Billy to producer Casey Silver, with Goldsmith to write a screenplay as part of the deal.