- 'Maisie Dobbs' Goes to Holt
They signed author Jacqueline Winspear for North American rights for two new books with agent Amy Rennert and plan to publish the next Dobbs next September, the fourth a year later, both for Picador paperback.
- An Author's Return
West Coast agent Amy Rennert negotiated the world rights deal, and Norton plans to publish next spring.
- Plimpton Autobiography to LB
Pietsch bought world rights from agent Joe Regal as part of a two-book deal that will also include a collection of the author's best essays.
- Lively Deal at Viking
Editor-at-large Carole DeSanti made the deal for U.S. rights with agent Emma Sweeney at Harold Ober Associates.
- Short Takes
Pocket Books' Luke Dempsey, with the keen support of president Judith Curr, herself a keen golfer, has bought a new illustrated guide to the rules of the game by golf legend Arnold Palmer; he bought world rights, and the hardcover book will be published next February....Two recent s
- TWBG Debuts Freed Prize
Manuscripts can be submitted with or without an agent.
- 'Infidelity' Author Looks at Race
According to her agent, Jodie Rhodes on the Coast, Hall moved swiftly to sew up a book called Living in a Black and White World while other interested editors were still getting readings.
- Obsessed by Sherlock Holmes
The book has already been sold, by London agent Clare Alexander at the Gillon Aitken agency, to half a dozen countries as well as the U.K., and Thomas, after his North American buy, sold the rights to Maya Mavjee at Doubleday Canada.
- Daniel Promoted to V-P, W Publishing
David Moberg, senior v-p and publisher of W Publishing, credited Daniel with "developing author and agent relations for W" and pointed to what he called "a real gift for smelling out great publishing ideas."
- Big Buy for Small House
The buy was made at auction by the house's Patrick Walsh from agent Joseph Regal at Regal Literary, and the book will be its lead title for next fall.
- Man-on-Moon Armstrong's Story
Roy bought the project for North American rights, including first serial and audio, from agent Laurie Fox at Linda Chester; Carlisle & Company is handling foreign.
- Man Who Helped Red Sox Win
The buy was of North American rights from agent David McCormick at Collins McCormick, and Conrad plans to publish in spring 2006.
- Last Chance for Mission to Cuba
Forty high level American publishing executives from publishing, distribution and literary agencies will travel to Cuba for five days of programming, cultural events and interaction with approximately 50 Cuban publishers, distributors and agents.
- A Rafting Guide's Advice
There was thus an eager lineup of five publishers when a Town book was offered at auction by Coast agent Bonnie Solow, and after a seesawing five days, it was won by Crown's Rick Horgan.
- Crown Gets Reviewer's Novel
She has so dared, however, and agent Elizabeth Sheinkman at Elaine Markson has just sold it to Kristen Kiser at Crown for North American rights.