- Russert on Other Dads
Susan Mercandetti, a new arrival at Random from Miramax, bought world rights from Washington agent Bob Barnett.
- Confessions of a NYT 'Cad'
Haber bought North American and audio rights from agent David McCormick at IMG and will publish on (gulp!)
- New Deal for Literary Fantasist
Fforde has found his niche, and was solidified in it by a mid-six-figure deal made by Viking senior editor Molly Stern with Janklow & Nesbit agents Eric Simonoff and Tif Loehnis (in J&N's London office).
- Photomania: Stumptown 2009
Tom Neely (The Blot) Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas) and a gorilla engage in tomfoolery during the Stumptown Trophy Awards at Cosmic Monkey Comics.
- Harper Hot on Margolin
Another seven-figure deal, this time a "major" one, was done between HarperCollins executive editor Dan Conaway and agent Jean Naggar for two new novels by defense lawyer turned novelist Philip Margolin, even before his next book under the last co
- Putnam Signs Democrat Star
It was Putnam's David Highfill who signed the book for world rights with agent Philippa Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic, for publication next year—by which time Richardson may have become vice president, according to some observers.
- Jimmy Carter for Christmas
Carter and the agent will both forgo their fees, making the money available instead for the philanthropic doings of the Carter Center in Atlanta.
- An Editor's Advice for Writers
Von Mehren had the floor going into the auction arranged by Coast agent Amy Rennert, and, in classic style, exercised her topping privilege to take the book at its end.
- Blair's Book Goes West
Viner bought the book, Burning Down My Master's House: My Life at the New York Times from agent David Vigliano for a six-figure sum for U.S., Canada and audio rights and said he was planning to publish on March 9; the book is already more than half completed.
- Big New Deal for Burroughs
Enderlin made the new deal, for world rights and audio, with agent Christopher Schelling at the Ralph Vicinanza agency.
- D'Day to Offer Guide to Heaven
She paid a substantial six-figure advance for North American rights in a two-book deal made with agent Peter Miller at PMA Literary & Film Management, and will publish in fall of next year.
- View from Behind the Bar
He is Toby Cecchini, and agent Bill Clegg sold his book Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life at auction for a low- to mid-six figures, North American rights and audio.
- A Novel Debut in Audio
He paid into seven figures for world rights to The Memory of Running by TV actor and seasoned audio reader Ron McLarty, and a second novel, to agent Jeff Kleinman at Graybill & English.
- Roth Imagines President Lindbergh
Silver bought North American rights from agent Andrew Wylie and will publish in October, just before the presidential election.
- Self-Published Writer Moves Up
The deal was made with Coast agent Ken Atchity of AEI, who encountered the author at the BookExpo in Los Angeles this year, where she was touting her book, and decided to take her on.