- Steinberg, Kern Join Foundry
Foundry Literary + Media has hired Peter Steinberg as an agent, and Richie Kern as the agency's new director of filmed entertainment.Previously of the Steinberg Agency, Steinberg's clients include Alicia Silverstone (The Kind Diet), Brad Watson (The Heaven of Mercury, a nominee for th
- Unwin Forms New Agency
\tBritish literary agent Jo Unwin has set up a new, eponymous, agency in the U.K., working with established outfit, Rogers Coleridge and White.
- Publisher Has Own Novel
Stern bought North American rights from agent Nina Collins at Collins/McCormick and will publish in winter 2005.
- Jill Saddles Up
A Passion for Horses was just bought for a "very healthy" six figures by Rodale's Stephanie Tade from agent Matthew Guma at Arthur Pine Associates.
- Short Takes
Witte preempted for world rights from agent James Levine and plans to publish next spring.
- Hot Deals: Live From Dell
Dan Strone at William Morris was his agent for the deal.
- Bush Adviser Gets Her Book
Executive editor Pam Dorman bought her proposal for world rights from D.C. agent Bob Barnett at Williams & Connolly, and aims to publish in 2004.
- A Peek at the July 12 'PW'
The relatively quick appointment of a successor to David Davidar brings relief to Canadian agents and Penguin execs, interviews with the parties found.
- Einstein and Thompson to Take Over LJK Literary
In the wake of Larry Kirshbaum's announcement that he will be taking the top publishing job at Amazon Publishing, two of the agents at his literary agency, LJK Literary Management, are stepping up to take the reigns there.
- First Novel from Pulitzer Playwright
The deal was made with agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at William Morris.
- A Prisoner in Baghdad
HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey preempted the book with a strong six-figure bid to agent Flip Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic and plans to publish next spring.
- Building the Pentagon
World rights were bought from Washington agent Rafe Sagalyn.
- Allende's New Homeland
Karten bought world English and North American Spanish-language rights in the book, plus audio, from Barcelona agent Carmen Balcells and will publish next summer.
- A Kennedy-Lawford Memoir
., Canadian, Philippines and audio rights from agent Loretta Barrett and will publish in fall 2005.
- E-Book Rights Panel Set for September 28
Set to speak are Authors Guild executive director Paul Aiken, agent Scott Waxman, attorney Lloyd Jassin and Neil de Young, executive director of Hachette Digital.