- 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.
- 'Gotham Diaries' Grabbed by Hyperion
Hyperion publisher Ellen Archerwas late leaving the office for the BEA show recently, which enabled her to get in on the ground floor when agent Suzanne Gluckat William Morris called to offer her a novel manuscript called The Gotham Diaries by
- Karp and Singh Nab Parenting Book/Memoir
Anjali Singh and Jonathan Karp at S&S acquired the book from agent Sydelle Kramer at Susan Rabiner.
- Edmund White Times Two
The North American rights deals, signed with agent Amanda Urban at ICM, are for several years hence, the novel for January 2004, the memoir for two years later.
- A Chinese Teenager's Diary
Paris agent Susanna Lea took it on, has already sold it (on preempts) in the U.K., Holland and Portugal, and has made further sales to Italy and Greece; now it's heading our way.
- 'Thomas Covenant' Returns
The house's editorial director, Jennifer Hershey, bought North American rights to the new quartet from agent Howard Morhaim and will publish the first of them, The Runes of Earth, next fall, with a Berkley paperback to follow in 2005.
- 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.
- Silverberg Leaving NEA
\tLiterary agent-turned director of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts, Ira Silverberg, is leaving the job to return to New York City.
- B&N Expands Online Marketplace
The growth is coming with a partnership the retailer has established with a handful of retailers, including Wayfair.com, Right Start, Abe's of Maine and Deilvery Agent.
- Vigliano to Sell Agency
Literary agent David Vigliano is selling his company, Vigliano Associates, to Y Entertainment Group, the entertainment subsidiary of Ron Burkle's private equity and venture capitalist firm, the Yucaipa Cos, according to the New York Post.
- News Briefs: Week of February 22, 2016
Wasserman Named Heyday PublisherSteve Wasserman, whose publishing career included stints as an agent and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, has been named publisher and executive director of Heyday Books.
- A Peek at the December 13 'PW'
Monday’s issue is our second-to-last of the year, and literary agent Richard Curtis returns with another end-of-the-year poem on the Soapbox page.
- Roth Imagines President Lindbergh
Silver bought North American rights from agent Andrew Wylie and will publish in October, just before the presidential election.