- PW Google Panel to Air on C-SPAN
The panel was held at the Random House offices in midtown Manhattan, and moderated by PW features editor Andrew Albanese, with Oxford University’s Evan Schnittman, Google’s Chris Palma, and literary agent and digital publisher Richard Curtis participating.
- Dowd Takes on Bush for Putnam
This was a world and audio rights deal concluded with agent Esther Newberg at ICM, and the book will be out in August, in time for both political conventions and the closing weeks of the 2004 White House campaign.
- Comings and Goings: August 29, 2011
Jill Kramer, the former editorial director at Hay House, is now a literary agent with Waterside Productions (WatersideAgentJK@aol.com); and is also a freelance writer/editor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Harcourt Gets Wallach Memoir
Bernard bought world rights (excluding German, to be sold separately) from agent Marly Rusoff.
- Walsh Talks to God for PB Press
Neale Donald Walsh, whose Conversations with God series has been a huge hit for Riverhead, is moving to Pocket Books Press for his next two books, in a deal worked out by president Judith Kerr and agent Robert Gottlieb at Trident Medi
- Unwin Forms New Agency
\tBritish literary agent Jo Unwin has set up a new, eponymous, agency in the U.K., working with established outfit, Rogers Coleridge and White.
- Building the Pentagon
World rights were bought from Washington agent Rafe Sagalyn.
- Harris Moving to S&S
S&S publisher David Rosenthal, who signed the contract for U.S. rights with agent Michael Carlisle, said the first of the new titles, to appear in fall next year, will be a novel of politics in ancient Rome, the first of a trilogy.
- A Peek at the July 12 'PW'
The relatively quick appointment of a successor to David Davidar brings relief to Canadian agents and Penguin execs, interviews with the parties found.
- E-Book Rights Panel Set for September 28
Set to speak are Authors Guild executive director Paul Aiken, agent Scott Waxman, attorney Lloyd Jassin and Neil de Young, executive director of Hachette Digital.
- A Prisoner in Baghdad
HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey preempted the book with a strong six-figure bid to agent Flip Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic and plans to publish next spring.
- Bush Adviser Gets Her Book
Executive editor Pam Dorman bought her proposal for world rights from D.C. agent Bob Barnett at Williams & Connolly, and aims to publish in 2004.
- Einstein and Thompson to Take Over LJK Literary
In the wake of Larry Kirshbaum's announcement that he will be taking the top publishing job at Amazon Publishing, two of the agents at his literary agency, LJK Literary Management, are stepping up to take the reigns there.
- First Novel from Pulitzer Playwright
The deal was made with agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at William Morris.
- Steinberg, Kern Join Foundry
Foundry Literary + Media has hired Peter Steinberg as an agent, and Richie Kern as the agency's new director of filmed entertainment.Previously of the Steinberg Agency, Steinberg's clients include Alicia Silverstone (The Kind Diet), Brad Watson (The Heaven of Mercury, a nominee for th