- E-Reads Wins Prize
A novel turned down by conventional publishers and ultimately issued by E-Reads, the e-book operation run by agent Richard Curtis, won the Commonwealth Prize for best first book for the African region.
- Tracking Amazon: The Next Big Self-Pub Success Story
Young's agent, Lauren E.
- Job Moves: September 26, 2012
At ICM, Kristyn Keene and Kari Stuart have been promoted to agent.
- Obituary: John A. Ware
He launched his literary agency in 1978 after working as an agent at Curtis Brown, preceded by eight years as an editor at Doubleday, where he was first to publish Tracy Kidder.
- HMH Signs Collection Celebrating Boston
The title is schduled for October 1, and will be edited by literary agent Andew Blauner, who has an eponymous firm.
- $700K for 'Shopping'
\t\tA proposal for a book on retailing titled The Science of Shopping, by consultant Paco Underhill, who with his company Envirosell has worked with, among other companies, Waldenbooks, was the subject of a heated auction conducted by Writers' Representatives
- Mrs. Lincoln's War
Historian Stephen Berry from the University of North Carolina will tell the story, the first major study of the Todd family, in a book just bought by Houghton Mifflin's Eric Chinski from agent Andrew Wylie, North American rights.
- Imus Brothers Will Duet Again
\t\tGiven the success of their Two Guys, Four Corners, it's no surprise that Villard publisher David Rosenthal negotiated with agent Esther Newberg for another book by Don Imus and Fred Imus, this one to expand on the popular autobiographical commentary
- Job Moves: September 3, 2013
\tDonald Winchester will join Watson, Little Ltd. as a literary agent, effective October 1.
- Bologna 2014: Photos from the Fair
Children's book publishers, agents, authors, and artists from around the world descended on Bologna, Italy, this week for the 51st annual Bologna Children's Book Fair.
- Auction Win for 'Dirty Girls'
Executive editor Elizabeth Beier triumphed with a half-million-dollar offer for North American and audio rights to agent Leslie Daniels at the Joy Harris agency.
- Einstein, Thompson to Split
Susanna Einstein and Meg Thompson, of the Einstein Thompson Agency, have announced that they will be parting ways and forming their own agencies.In an announcement about the move, the agent said the decision was mutual and amicable.
- Short Take
Lawrence paid a "strong" six figures to agent Lois Wallace for North American, serial and audio.
- Rights Standoff
India looks to be the next "hot potato," according to Jonathan Lloyd, CEO of U.K. agent Curtis Brown.
- Hot Deals
So thought the author; her agent, Robert Gottlieb,at Trident New Media; and her editor, Jennifer Enderlin,at St.