Eleni Gage, the granddaughter of the Eleni who appeared in that bestselling title by her father, Nicholas Gage, has now written her own book, about her return to the Greek village where her forebears suffered 40 years ago. Another Greek-American, St. Martin's associate editor

Nichole Argyres, bought Gage's

North of Ithaka from agent

Andy McNicol at William Morris, North American rights, for publication next spring.... New Penguin imprint Chamberlain Bros. has bought its first hardcover title, a bio of diet guru Dr. Robert Atkins by author-journalist

Lisa Rogak. Editor

Anna Cowles bought North American rights to

Dr. Robert Atkins: The True Story of the Man Behind the War on Carbohydrates from agent

Scott Mendel... Political thriller author

Vince Flynn, whose contemporary novels starring antiterrorism operative Mitch Rapp have been bestsellers for Atria and Pocket, has signed with those houses for four more titles. The world rights plus audio deal was signed between

Emily Bestler and agent

Sloan Harris at ICM, with the first of the new books due next year; Flynn's Memorial Day is out next month.... Villard's editorial director

Bruce Tracy signed a new two-novel deal with

Bret Lott, whose A Song I Knew by Heart is just out. The first of the new books,

Ancient Highway, will share some characters with his Jewel, and the North American rights deal was signed with agent

Marian Young... The third book in a YA trilogy by

Isabel Allende that began with City of the Beasts in 2003 was signed by

Terry Karten at HarperCollins. It's called

Forest of the Pygmies, with an English-language edition coming from the children's division and an adult Spanish-language one from Rayo; the latter will appear first, in the fall. The deal was with Spain's Carmen Balcells agency.... A new children's picture book starring the Yellow Submarine made famous by the Beatles record and animated movie is on its way to an August pub date on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Yellow Submarine Picture Book is produced by the group's Apple Corps. licensing operation, and will be done here in August by Candlewick and in the U.K. by Walker Books a month later.