- A Female 'Corrections'?
That's how agent Elaine Koster is characterizing an impressive first novel revolving around a Catholic family in New Jersey, which she just sold, after a two-day auction, to Shaye Areheart for her own imprint at Crown/Harmony Books.
- Clarkson Potter
After retiring from his company, now an imprint of Random House's Crown Publishing Group, Potter was president of Brandywine Press and served as a literary agent and consultant.
- Big Deal for Erdrich Kids' Books
Editorial director Alix Reid signed for world rights with agent Lisa Halliday at the Wylie Agency, and will edit the titles herself.
- Interest High in Dial Debut Novel
The book, about the struggles of a group of orphaned children in a remote corner of Ontario, was found in the slushpile at the London agency of Lutyens & Rubinstein, and was shopped here by cooperating agent Kim Witherspoon.
- McCurdy Re-Joins Kensington as Editorial Director
"She has a great reputation with authors and agents"
- S&S Brings Nixon's Complete Works to E
The deal for the 10 titles being released was brokered between S&S's Jonathan Karp and agent Robert C.
- Herz Up at Doubleday
In announcing the promotion, Chirico wrote, "her knowledge and savvy have earned her the trust of authors, the respect of agents, and the admiration of her colleagues."
- Job Moves: May 24, 2013
\tCharlie Olsen, an associate in the foreign rights department of InkWell Management, has been promoted to agent.
- WaPo Teaming With Diversion Books for E-Book Series
The Washington Post has partnered with Diversion Books, the e-book publisher founded by agent Scott Waxman, to do a series of e-originals.
- Sedaris Back to Grand Central
The deal was negotiated with literary agent Tracy Fisher at the William Morris Agency.
- Job Moves: December 19, 2013
\tLeslie Stoker, v-p and publishing director, lifestyle at Abrams, will be leaving the company at the end of the year to pursue opportunities as a consultant and agent.
- Job Moves: April 16, 2014
Cook, is joining Yates & Yates as associate literary agent.
- William Morrow Gives Lehane His Own Imprint
General Books and Canada, and Liate Stehlik, senior v-p and publisher of William Morrow, with Lehane’s agent, Ann Rittenberg, president of the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc.
- Skyhorse Teams With Paperless Publishing to Release E-books
Agents can send submissions to Meghan Kilduff, publisher of Paperless Publishing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Smashwords Passes Milestone
According to the company, over 35,000 authors, small publishers and literary agents have used Smashwords to distribute their e-books to e-tailers that include Barnes & Noble, the Apple iBookstore, Sony, Kobo and the Diesel eBook Store.