- Saga of Unlikely Tennis Pair
Davis bought world rights to the story from agent Andrew Blauner.
- Two-Book Deal for Zoetrope Discovery
Gabriel Brownstein, who is a professor at the Stony Brook campus of the State University of New York, is about to achieve publication via a classic route: a story of his in Zoetrope was spotted by agent Paul Cirone at the Aaron P
- 'Good in Bed' Author Even Better
Hendricks signed Weiner to another two-book deal for world English rights, worth well into seven figures, with agent Joanna Pulcini.
- Book by a Booklover
The buyer was Shaye Areheart at Crown, just named to head Harmony Books, and the agent was Sarah Burnes at Burnes & Clegg, who said of the book, it's "part memoir, part parenting, part inspiration—and wholly Carl."
- All About Abraham
Agent Howard Morhaim conducted an auction for the project that lasted nearly a week, with no fewer than 10 publishers registering bids into six figures, before Viking senior editor Wendy Wolf clinched a world-rights deal with an offer in the high six.
- Epic New York Novel for Random
Medina bought North American rights (with hard/soft for Random Trade Paperbacks, too) from agent Leigh Feldman at Darhansoff & Verrill (who discovered Charles Frazier).
- Bradlee Jr. Looks at Baseball Great
Shandler bought world English rights, plus serial, audio and book club, and the agent was again the ubiquitous Bob Barnett.
- HM Wins 'Refuseniks' Tale
The world rights buy was made from agent AndrewBlauner.
- Big Win for Hyperion: Travolta
The deal, which is said to be worth more than $2.5 million for North American, audio and first serial rights, was signed with agent Susan Crawford, and the book, which Travolta will write by himself, is due in fall 2006.
- Road Trip with the Folks
The agent making the sale was Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
- Dutton Gets Sniper Hunter's Story
The deal, which includes North American, first serial, audio and book club rights, was signed with agent David Vigliano, and Tart plans to publish in the fall.
- Dale Brown Moving to Morrow
Morrow/Avon executive v-p Michael Morrison made the world English rights deal with Brown's agent, Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group, and the books will be edited by executive editor Henry Ferris.
- Canfield's 'Success' Book for HC
It is a world rights deal, made with agent Bonnie Solow at Solow Literary Enterprises in L.A., and Harper will publish the book worldwide in English in January 2005.
- A Memoir by Mel
He bought world English rights from agent Dan Strone at Trident Media Group and plans to publish in 2004.
- An Aliens Novel from Strieber
The Grays is described as an epic story of a struggle for control of our planet between the enigmatic space visitors and earth's inhabitants; it was sold at auction by agent Russ Galen at Scovil Chichak Galen.