- PW: Hot Deals: A Sale to Sale
- Preempt for British TV Writer
Editor-in-chief Brian Tart, who will edit, talks of its "clever plotting, smart characters and shocking ending," and U.K. agent Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown has already sold it on preempts in Britain and Germany, with deals closing in Italy and Holland.
- TV's Russert on Fathers and Sons
It was signed for world rights by Miramax senior editor Susan Mercandetti, along with executive v-p Devereux Chatillon, from agent Bob Barnett at Williams & Connolly.
- Wise to Do FBI Spy Book
Loomis said of the acquisition, made from agent Sterling Lord at Sterling Lord Literistic: "When this case broke, David was the first person I thought of to write the story.
- Spotlight on Middle Grade
We take a closer look at the ever-shifting and expanding middle grade category, including some of the latest developments in fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and more.Navigating Middle Grade Books A number of editors, agents, booksellers, and librarians share their views on everything from
- Second Golden Signing at Knopf
She bought world rights from agent Leigh Feldman at Darhansoff Verrill & Feldman for an untitled book that will be an account of the making of an American tycoon in the early years of the last century.
- An Irish Atrocity
HarperCollins executive editor Dan Conaway bought Duffy's story, North American rights, from agent Mary Evans, for delivery next year.
- SF/Fantasy/Horror Notes
Agent, Dorothy Lumley at the Dorian Literary Agency (U.K.).
- Putnam Gets Touched by an Angel
Putnam vice-president and senior editor Stacy Creamer acquired the book from William Morris agent Dan Strone and plans an October 1997 publication.
- A Brontë Lives Again
The U.S. rights buy was made from Melanie Jackson, acting on behalf of U.K. agents Rogers, Coleridge and White.
- Rubin Buys Terrorist Thriller
The book's called The Pinocchio Syndrome and is described as having a highly unusual premise: in the post—September 11 world a mysterious body has come up with a way of carrying out, undetected, a genocidal reprisal against any ethnic group believed to be harboring terrorists; agent Deborah Sc
- Knopf Buys September 11 Saga
She bought world rights from agent Wendy Weil for a major six-figure advance.
- Godoff's Ghostly Buy
It's called The Ghost Hunters by Pulitzer Prize—winning science writer Deborah Blum (The Monkey Wars), and Godoff won it in a best-bid auction run by agent Suzanne Gluck at William Morris.
- Ballantine Stocking Up
Mark Tavani signed the world rights deal with agent Cynthia Manson.
- 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.