- Five Deals for 10 Books
Anderson, whose agents at Trident Media Group, Robert Gottlieb and John Silbersack, worked out deals ranging in size from five figures to seven with five publishers on both sides of the Atlantic that will keep him busy for years to come.
- Now, 'Regrettable' Home Decor
His acquiring editor is again Crown's Doug Pepper, who bought world English rights from Lileks's home-state agent, Jonathan Lazear.
- Quick Take on Enron Saga
Kaufman bought world rights plus first serial, audio and electronic book, from agent Dan Green at his POM agency, and plans to publish, with equal speed, by next October.
- Viking's Prize-winning U.K. Buy
Slovak made his buy, like Britain's Sceptre imprint at Hodder, on the basis of a partial manuscript, from London agent Rupert Heath, and plans to publish in 2003.
- Ten Bidders for Story Collection
The collection is called A Few Notes on Tropical Butterflies, and agent Molly Friedrich at Aaron Priest, who made the sale of U.S. and Canadian rights, said it is "extraordinarily wide-ranging, set in many different parts of the world, with amazingly convincing voices, and all refl
- A New 'Morrie'?
Joann Davis, former Warner and HarperCollins editor who has just hung out an agent's shingle, made a quarter-million-dollar sale of a book about the pithy observations of a notable trend tracker'
- Rep to the Rescue
She in turn loved the novel and sent Beard to an agent, Jane Dystel—just in time to prevent him from signing a check for the printer.
- Coyne and the Colonel
Well, he did, and Coyne acquired the tentatively titled In Search of Honor, which concerns a young man's quest to clear his Vietnam vet father's name, from agent Henry Morrison and plans it to be a Doubleday's lead fiction title for fall 1998.
- Deconstructing Freud
The deal was made by Marly Rusoff, a former senior publicity executive and associate publisher at Doubleday, who is now agenting as an affiliate of the Carlisle & Company agency.
- Glass, Ha Jin Stay at Pantheon
Deborah Garrison bought the next novel by Glass as part of a two-book deal with agent Gail Hochman at Brandt & Hochman that also includes a story collection.
- Letters from Landers
The agent was Bob Barnett at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., and Warner plans to publish in fall 2003.
- Patterson Switching to Holt
Sterling, who signed with Coast agent Fred Hill of the Frederick Hill—Bonnie Nadell agency, will edit the books himself.
- Novel Deal for a Bookseller
It was signed with Maureen O'Neal at Ballantine, for a novel called The Poet of Tolstoy Park and a second one, done with Coast agent Amy Rennert.
- Blacks Battle Back
Jackson bought North American rights from agent Charlotte Sheedy.
- Baron High on Indian Debut
The buy was a two-book deal, made with Emma Perry at Carlisle & Company, acting for Kunzru's London agent, Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.