- Hot Deals: Praise Indeed
Jack Du Brul is all of 28 years old, the same age, said his agent, Bob Diforio, that Stephen King was when Diforio, then a publisher, bought Carrie.
- An African Looks at Africa
Davidar bought the book for Canadian, U.K. and Commonwealth rights from Toronto agent Ashton Westwood of Westwood Creative and will publish, simultaneously with Penguin U.K., in fall 2006.
- 'Harem' Author Offers 'Courtesan'
The North American rights sale was made by agent Loretta Barrett, who also reports she has sold both books in Germany at auction and has also sold Harem in France and Israel.
- Judith Regan to Publish 'Nicole's Story'
PW had heard two weeks ago that Regan was so hot for the book that she was calling agent Frank Weimann from her vacation.
- Big Buy for Small House
The buy was made at auction by the house's Patrick Walsh from agent Joseph Regal at Regal Literary, and the book will be its lead title for next fall.
- Man-on-Moon Armstrong's Story
Roy bought the project for North American rights, including first serial and audio, from agent Laurie Fox at Linda Chester; Carlisle & Company is handling foreign.
- Short Takes
Pocket Books' Luke Dempsey, with the keen support of president Judith Curr, herself a keen golfer, has bought a new illustrated guide to the rules of the game by golf legend Arnold Palmer; he bought world rights, and the hardcover book will be published next February....Two recent s
- TWBG Debuts Freed Prize
Manuscripts can be submitted with or without an agent.
- 'Infidelity' Author Looks at Race
According to her agent, Jodie Rhodes on the Coast, Hall moved swiftly to sew up a book called Living in a Black and White World while other interested editors were still getting readings.
- Obsessed by Sherlock Holmes
The book has already been sold, by London agent Clare Alexander at the Gillon Aitken agency, to half a dozen countries as well as the U.K., and Thomas, after his North American buy, sold the rights to Maya Mavjee at Doubleday Canada.
- Daniel Promoted to V-P, W Publishing
David Moberg, senior v-p and publisher of W Publishing, credited Daniel with "developing author and agent relations for W" and pointed to what he called "a real gift for smelling out great publishing ideas."
- Man Who Helped Red Sox Win
The buy was of North American rights from agent David McCormick at Collins McCormick, and Conrad plans to publish in spring 2006.
- Pajama Party for Big Bucks
Coast agent Jillian Manus 's "pajama party" at Hyperion, with authors Karen Neuberger and Nadine Schiff pushing a book called The Gift of Comfort , ended in a high-six-figure world rights deal.
- All About Air Force One
Hyperion editor-in-chief Will Schwalbe and senior editor Mark Chait paid a six-figure advance for world rights to West Coast agent Jillian Manus at Manus & Associates for the book.
- Nepal Murders for Talk Miramax
The title is Blood Amid the Snows: The Doomed Royal Dynasty of Nepal and the author is British journalist Jonathan Gregson, represented in the North American rights deal by Kathleen Anderson of Anderson Grinberg, acting for Gregson's London agent, Bill Hamilton at A.M.