- Dutton's Other Parker
Executive editor Audrey LaFehr, who has handled Parker's work through eight outings so far, made the world rights deal for a significant sum to agent Richard Curtis.
- Newt's New Look at Gettysburg
Martin's Press imprint by West Coast agent Jillian Manus of Manus & Associates.
- The Blind Athlete's Tale
Creamer bought North American rights from Peter Miller at PMLA and Runyan's sports agent, Ray Flynn, and plans to publish next fall.
- Afghan's Amazing Story to Entrekin
The remarkable tale of an Afghan who once fought the Russians, became a protégé of a now-dead freedom fighter who had gone to Harvard, and eventually went there himself, was bought by Morgan Entrekin at Grove/Atlantic for a low six
- Producers Understudy Tells All
The first book to emerge from the huge Broadway hit The Producers has been acquired by Routledge, part of an effort toward greater trade visibility by the largely academic publisher whose humanities publishing director, William Gennaro, just signed the book directly
- A Mature Mentor
Howard bought North American rights from agent Liv Blumer at Barney Karpfinger, and will publish in summer 2004.
- Word from 'Mr. Reality TV'
Miller bought North American rights from agent Scott Waxman and will publish next February.
- Not a Genuine Black Man?
The deal was signed with Coast agent Amy Rennert.
- Reflections of Goldie
World rights were bought by Putnam's David Highfill, who prevailed after Hawn had been taken by her agent, Alan Nevins at L.A.'
- Crown Hires Full-Time Brand Strategist
Snead will be working with the division's authors (as well as their agents), helping them more clearly define, and extend, their brand.
- Riverhead Acquires Book On Tsarnaev Brothers
Riverhead acquired world English rights in the deal from Gessen's agent Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Literary Associates.
- Simon & Schuster Unveils Online B-to-B Site
\t\tSimon & Schuster has debuted a new Web site specifically for its partners--authors, distributors, agents, booksellers, marketing clients and other vendors--as part of a company-wide online initiative that began in January 2009 with the relaunch
- New Spanish-Language Directory Set
Críticas: Spanish Language Publishing Marketplace Directory will include listings of more than 500 national and international publishers, distributors/wholesalers, libraries, bookstores, translators, literary agents and trade fairs working within the U.S.
- Ivy League's 'The Chosen' to HM
This was a purchase of North American rights from agent Eric Simonoff at Janklow & Nesbit, and the plan is to publish in fall next year.
- Inspired by a Web Site
A book called In Mama's Kitchen by Diana Serbe was preempted for Scribner (and Washington Square Press paperback) by Sarah McGrath, who was as entranced as agent Dorian Karchmar by the author's Web site (inmamaskitchen.com).