- Publisher Has Own Novel
Stern bought North American rights from agent Nina Collins at Collins/McCormick and will publish in winter 2005.
- Jill Saddles Up
A Passion for Horses was just bought for a "very healthy" six figures by Rodale's Stephanie Tade from agent Matthew Guma at Arthur Pine Associates.
- Hot Deals: Live From Dell
Dan Strone at William Morris was his agent for the deal.
- Allende's New Homeland
Karten bought world English and North American Spanish-language rights in the book, plus audio, from Barcelona agent Carmen Balcells and will publish next summer.
- A Kennedy-Lawford Memoir
., Canadian, Philippines and audio rights from agent Loretta Barrett and will publish in fall 2005.
- Le Guin Titles in E-book Sale
Science fiction legend Ursula Le Guinis about to make her debut in e-book form—which would seem an ideal medium for an SF author—in a deal just made between her agent, Virginia Kidd, and Scott Pendergrast, who is copublisher at Fictionwi
- Short Takes
Witte preempted for world rights from agent James Levine and plans to publish next spring.
- Sinha Novel to S&S
\t\tDedi Felman at Simon & Schuster took U.S. rights to Indian writer Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People in an auction conducted by agent Dan Mandel at Sanford Greenburger on behalf of Carole Blake in the U.K.
- Podcast: PW's Week Ahead for Friday, May 11
Authors’ representatives – otherwise known as literary agents – have done some writing on their own this week.
- Terry Goodkind to Self-Publish Next Novel
Goodkind's agent, Russell Galen, of Scovil Galen Ghosh, declined to offer any more details about the book, but confirmed that this will be the first title the author has self-published.
- Park Avenue Stories
A book of short stories called Better Homes and Husbands by a first-time writer was the first major book rights sale for an agent better known for movie deals: Bill Contardi, formerly at William Morris and now working with Brandt &
- Chimsky to Leave Harper San Francisco
He noted that "after 20 years in publishing, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to start my own business and to continue to work with authors, agents and publishers on exciting new projects."
- Five for Fern
Kensington CEO Steve Zacharius negotiated the deal with agent Martin Friedman at McLaughlin & Stern, and the books will be edited by Audrey LaFehr.
- Onassis's Personal Secretary Nets $1 Mil
Putnam senior v-p Nanscy Neiman acquired the book from agent Helen Rees in a rumored $1-million deal.
- Big Payday for 'Yoga King'
Baron Baptiste, seen here in a typical relaxed pose, is known as "the king of American yoga," so when agent Ling Lucas offered a book proposal around, there was a flurry of interest.