- An Editor's Famous Father
There were several bidders when agent Gloria Loomis at Watkins Loomis sent it around, but Norton's Bob Weil came up the winner as the editor Sifton most wanted to work with, and the world rights deal (except Germany) was concluded with him.
- Rosie Kids Around
Vice-president and executive editor Jamie Raab told PW that this book was O'Donnell's idea, and that in this separate book deal negotiated with O'Donnell's agent Amanda Urban, the talk-show star and Warner will donate all proceeds to charity.
- Big Buy of Walters Memoir
It was a deal for world English rights, signed by editor Susan Mercandelli (along with Miramax's Steve Hutensky and Charles Layton) with agent Mort Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit.
- Dell Snags 'Vanity Fair' Contrib on Cunanan
Executive editor Tom Spain acquired world rights from Orth's agent Amanda Urban and plans a spring 1998 publication.
- Save Bookstores Day Tomorrow
Literary agent Kelly Sonnack, with the Andreas Brown Literary Agency, set up a Facebook page to promote the event to more than 8,000 of her closest friends.
- Rosenberg Reunited at Kensington
The two-book, hard/soft deal was signed by Kensington chief Walter Zacharius with agent Arthur Klebanoff at the Scott Meredith agency, and was for world rights outside the British Commonwealth, plus electronic, large print and book club.
- Chick Lit Research
News of a possible new direction in that hard-worked genre comes from agent Joe Veltre at Carlisle & Company, who has just taken a preemptive offer for two books by Lauren Willig, a young woman just finishing her Harvard Ph.D.
- How to Be a Queen (Latifah)
World rights for the hardcover, acquired in a rumored low-six-figure deal negotiated by agent Denise Stinson, is tentatively titled From the Heart of a Queen and will be published in 1998.
- More Stone for Houghton
The contract, signed with agent Neal Olson at Donadio & Olson, calls for a new novel that will involve a campus murder, a book of short stories and a memoir—the latter dealing with the author's New York childhood with a schizophrenic mother.
- Portfolio Wins Spitzer Scandal Book
\t\tThe proposal that agent Liz Darhansoff has been shopping on the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer has found a home.
- HM Wins a Special-Ops Memoir
The five-house auction was run by a new San Francisco agent, E.J.
- Weitzman Tabbed U.S. Rep to JIBF
She will also be instrumental in coordinating U.S. participation in the editorial and agent fellowship program.
- An Editor at Sea
Naturally, she figured there might be a book in it, and so did her agent, Gail Ross, who auctioned the proposal called Casting Off: My Unlikely Mid-Life Adventure on the High Seas, and found a winner in HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey.
- New Series Character for Robert B. Parker
But fans of Parker's popular Spenser character needn't worry: Parker, who is represented by agent Helen Brann, will continue to do that series as well, with the next entry, Small Vices, out on March 31.
- A Peek at the May 2 'PW'
The Soapbox is by agent Jennifer Weltz who describes selling foreign rights via Skype.