- An Editor at Sea
Naturally, she figured there might be a book in it, and so did her agent, Gail Ross, who auctioned the proposal called Casting Off: My Unlikely Mid-Life Adventure on the High Seas, and found a winner in HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey.
- New Series Character for Robert B. Parker
But fans of Parker's popular Spenser character needn't worry: Parker, who is represented by agent Helen Brann, will continue to do that series as well, with the next entry, Small Vices, out on March 31.
- A Peek at the May 2 'PW'
The Soapbox is by agent Jennifer Weltz who describes selling foreign rights via Skype.
- Kelly's First Deal
\t\tNew Morrow editor-in-chief Betty Nichols Kelly has acquired her first book with a reported $500,000 preemptive bid to agent Alex Smithline to publish Link, a first novel by 28-year-old screenwriter Walt William Becker.
- HM Looks at 'Toddler Culture'
He took Toddler Culture by investigative journalist and broadcaster Susan Gregory Thomas from agent Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit.
Toni Mendez-Shapiro, former Rockette and longtime literary agent, died at her home in Manhattan on March 9.
- Gray Family Memoir for RH
It was a North American rights buy from agent Georges Borchardt, for a substantial six figures.
- First Novelist Hecht for Harper
Menaker bought world rights from agent David McCormick at the Collins-McCormick agency.
- S&S to Distribute Kindle Bestseller John Locke
The deal, which was negotiated by agent Jane Dystel, is an exclusive agreement whereby S&S will handle getting Locke's eight Donovan Creed novels into the retail market.
- New Look at Lizzie Borden
Karp bought North American rights from agent Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit and plans to publish in 2005.
- Legal Expert Turns Novelist
Goldstein's agent is one not normally associated with fiction: former HM publisher Wendy Strothman in Boston.
- Mayflower Next for Philbrick
Viking's Wendy Wolf bought the untitled project from agent Stuart Krichevsky, for North American rights only, but publication is four years away; the author is still working on his next book.
- Knowing Mr. Rogers
Now Madigan is putting it all into a Rogers memoir called I'm Proud of You, and in a recent auction run by Coast agent B.J.
- Fictionwise to End Branded Stores
According to a post on agent and e-book publisher Richard Curtis’ Web site, Fictionwise will close its branded stores by the end of the month.
- Horror Ace Offers Vampire Trilogy
Agent Simon Lipskar at Writers House, who made the sale, describes the new series as "Anne Rice Meets the Arthurian Legends," and says they are set in medieval France and the Mideast at the time of the Crusades.