- S&S Announces New Dork Diaries Books
The deal was negotiated between deputy publisher Mara Anastas and agent Daniel Lazar of Writers House; executive editor Liesa Abrams will edit.
- HC To Deliver Election Book from Heilemann and Halperin
Tim Duggan, v-p and executive editor at Harper, inked the deal with agent Andrew Wylie, and the book, which is slated for a fall 2009 release, will chronicle the Obama-Clinton showdown on the Democratic ticket as well as McCain's surprise victory in the Republican primary.
- Ecco Wins Auction for Schama
An auction conducted by agent Michael Carlisle for three new books by British historian Simon Schama was won by Dan Halpern, who heads Harper's Ecco imprint.
- Howard Moves to Ballantine
Howard's editor will be editorial director Linda Marrow (also formerly at Pocket), and the deal was signed with agent Robin Rue at Writer's House.
- Big Deal for Idaho Editor
The North American rights deal was signed with agent David McCormick at Collins McCormick.
- Enron Title with Informed Help
The executive editor of the house's Currency imprint, Roger Scholl, signed the book, tentatively titled Power Failure, from agent David McCormick at IMG, for U.S., Canada, open market and second serial rights.
- Trump Not by Trump
The book was bought from agent Andrew Blauner, world rights, and is scheduled for publication as soon as October.
Literary agent and now author Raphael Sagalyn has compiled the first comprehensive guide to the voluminous reliable and tax-supported U.S. government information available through federal agency Web sites.
- Actress's YA Series Expands
The world rights deal was made with Hollywood agent Alan Nevins at The Firm.
- A Special Day for an Artist
Marcus, George Nicholson (her agent) and David Gale (her editor).
- Whither Hubbell?
The book is back to William Morris agent Michael Carlisle, with no word yet on a new taker.
- Wolitzer's Back
Miller preempted for North American rights from agent Henry Dunow at Dunow & Carlson, and will publish a year from now.
- The Word from Hans Blix
Dan Frank bought the untitled book, in which Hans Blix describes his struggles to gain more time as war approached, from Jane Gelfman at Gelfman & Schneider, co-agenting for Curtis Brown in London.
- 'Jenny Jones: My Story' Comes This Fall
Jones, whose talk show is seen by 24 million viewers each week, was repped by William Morris agent Mel Berger; she plans to donate all proceeds to breast cancer research.
- Judith Regan &Me
Previously repped by Andrew Wylie, Moore was represented in this deal by Mort Janklow, his new agent.