- Unwin Forms New Agency
\tBritish literary agent Jo Unwin has set up a new, eponymous, agency in the U.K., working with established outfit, Rogers Coleridge and White.
- Building the Pentagon
World rights were bought from Washington agent Rafe Sagalyn.
- Einstein and Thompson to Take Over LJK Literary
In the wake of Larry Kirshbaum's announcement that he will be taking the top publishing job at Amazon Publishing, two of the agents at his literary agency, LJK Literary Management, are stepping up to take the reigns there.
- Bush Adviser Gets Her Book
Executive editor Pam Dorman bought her proposal for world rights from D.C. agent Bob Barnett at Williams & Connolly, and aims to publish in 2004.
- A Kennedy-Lawford Memoir
., Canadian, Philippines and audio rights from agent Loretta Barrett and will publish in fall 2005.
- First Novel from Pulitzer Playwright
The deal was made with agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at William Morris.
- A Prisoner in Baghdad
HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey preempted the book with a strong six-figure bid to agent Flip Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic and plans to publish next spring.
- A Peek at the July 12 'PW'
The relatively quick appointment of a successor to David Davidar brings relief to Canadian agents and Penguin execs, interviews with the parties found.
- E-Book Rights Panel Set for September 28
Set to speak are Authors Guild executive director Paul Aiken, agent Scott Waxman, attorney Lloyd Jassin and Neil de Young, executive director of Hachette Digital.
- Harris Moving to S&S
S&S publisher David Rosenthal, who signed the contract for U.S. rights with agent Michael Carlisle, said the first of the new titles, to appear in fall next year, will be a novel of politics in ancient Rome, the first of a trilogy.
- Le Guin Titles in E-book Sale
Science fiction legend Ursula Le Guinis about to make her debut in e-book form—which would seem an ideal medium for an SF author—in a deal just made between her agent, Virginia Kidd, and Scott Pendergrast, who is copublisher at Fictionwi
- Steinberg, Kern Join Foundry
Foundry Literary + Media has hired Peter Steinberg as an agent, and Richie Kern as the agency's new director of filmed entertainment.Previously of the Steinberg Agency, Steinberg's clients include Alicia Silverstone (The Kind Diet), Brad Watson (The Heaven of Mercury, a nominee for th
- Park Avenue Stories
A book of short stories called Better Homes and Husbands by a first-time writer was the first major book rights sale for an agent better known for movie deals: Bill Contardi, formerly at William Morris and now working with Brandt &
- Chimsky to Leave Harper San Francisco
He noted that "after 20 years in publishing, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to start my own business and to continue to work with authors, agents and publishers on exciting new projects."
- Five for Fern
Kensington CEO Steve Zacharius negotiated the deal with agent Martin Friedman at McLaughlin & Stern, and the books will be edited by Audrey LaFehr.