- Scholastic Signs on for 'Five Nights at Freddy's'
Scholastic plans to publish a series of young adult novels based on the videogame franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s, under license from developer Scottgames, in collaboration with its licensing agent, Striker Entertainment.
- The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference in New York City
There’ll be some heavy-hitters in the field speaking—cookbook editors, authors, agents, bloggers, and newspaper and magazine writers.
- Stampfel-Volpe Forms New Leaf Literary
The literary agent has formed New Leaf Literary & Media and, she said in a release, is bringing "a substantial" portion of the business from Nancy Coffey with her.
- Podcast: Frankfurt Stays Hot
The volume of deals was heavy, and publishers and agents reported full schedules throughout the day’s three professional days,” Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.
- Desser Wins Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in Fiction
\tThe award recognizes an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of his or her career has discovered, nurtured, and championed writers of fiction in the U.S.
- Wells Arms Leaving Bloomsbury Kids to Start Agency
One couldn’t ask for better qualities in an editor or agent.”
- Knopf to Publish Sotomayor Memoir
Sonny Mehta, Knopf chairman and editor-in-chief, acquired world rights, including pre- and post-publication serial rights, English-language and translation rights, and audio and electronic rights, from literary agent Peter W.
- Job Moves: December 20, 2010
Agent Deborah Grosvenor is re-establishing the Grosvenor Literary Agency, which she ran for 10 years prior to joining Kneerim & Williams.
- Parker on Robinson
Parker is far too protean and prolific a writer to be confined to his Spenser bestsellers, and his agent, Helen Brann, reports that his latest signing is for an untitled novel centering on baseball great Jackie Robinson and his relationship with his white manager.
- Patterson Deal: All for Ballantine
Ballantine publisher Gina Centrello preempted world rights in the next two Patterson books from the author's longtime agent, San Francisco's Fred Hill of Frederick Hill Bonnie Nadell Inc.
- New Behrendt for Broadway
Behrendt was an adviser for Sex and the City and published his first book with S&S; Campbell signed this one for North American rights, along with serial, book club and e-book, with agent Andrea Barzvi at ICM.
- O'Hara Memoir for S&S
It was agent Mitchell Waters at Curtis Brown who took the 82-year-old star around to meet publishers just before the July 4 holiday and who concluded the deal with Adams.
- Franken Back in the Ring
It was a seven-figure deal, signed with agent Jonathon Lazear, who remarked he hoped that perhaps Franken and Bill O'Reilly, his conservative opposite number, might be able to reprise their angry confrontation at last summer's BEA, which immediately preceded the Fox lawsuit.
- Jong's Sappho Novel for Norton
Lawrence won North American rights from London-based agent Ed Victor for six figures and expects to publish two years from now.
- Buzzed 'Deadmail' Goes to Doubleday
After we broke the news yesterday about a hot U.S. auction agent Molly Friedrich was coordinating at the Frankfurt Book Fair for Laurie Frankel's sophomore novel Deadmail, we have word that the title has been acquired by Alison Callahan at Doubleday.