- Steinbeck Son in Two-Book Buy
The agent was Elizabeth Winick of the McIntosh & Otis agency, which also represents the John Steinbeck estate.
- Harr's Next: Hunt for a Painting
The book was signed by Random president and publisher Ann Godoff with agent Andrew Wylie, for North American rights, and will be edited by executive editor Bob Loomis, who also worked on Harr's previous book.
- Covey now at S&S and Golden
In this new deal negotiated by agent Jan Miller, Golden will publish The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families in October 1997 with a 500,000 first printing and has the first-look option on the next book.
- 'Mask Boy' Tale to Putnam
She bought world hard/soft rights, plus audio and first serial, to The Boy Behind the Mask from agents Noah Lukeman and Irv Schwartz at AMG.
- Palmer Moving to SMP
SMP's Matthew Shear, who used to handle the author at Bantam, made the North American rights deal with agent Jane Birkey at Jane Rotrosen, and Palmer's SMP editor will be Jennifer Enderlin.
- New Opponent for Bush
Dunne bought world, audio and serial rights from agent Fredericka Friedman.
- Frazier Lands--at Random
She made a hard/soft North American rights deal with Amanda Urban at ICM--also a new agent for the author, who was discovered by Leigh Feldman at Darhansoff & Verrill.
- A Magical Mystery Tour
Weil bought North American rights from agent Jandy Nelson at Manus & Associates on the Coast and plans to publish—when else?
- Pocket and the Phone Guy
Pocket Books is convinced he is a new master of noir mysteries, however, and senior editor George Lucas has just signed him for two more novels, North American rights, from agent Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates.
- Media Stars Join for Political Book
Random editor-in-chief Jonthan Karp was quick to sign the book, so far untitled, with agent Andrew Wylie and plans to publish in fall 2006, in time for the midterm elections.
- Colombian in Three-Book Deal
It's not often that writers from other languages make multibook deals, especially with two imprints for different languages, but that's what agent Thomas Colchie has managed for Colombian activist/author Laura Restrepo.
- Cleage Moves to One World
Diggs paid a "significant" sum to Detroit-based agent Denise Stinson for world hard/soft rights.
Delbourgo Associates Staffs Up Jacqueline Flynn has joined Joelle Delbourgo Associates as an agent.
- Bidding for Richards's Memoir over $7 Million
Agent Ed Victor’s auction for Keith Richards’s memoir, first hinted at back in April at the London Book Fair, is finally underway, with HarperCollins's Jonathan Burnham and Little, Brown's Michael Pietsch battling for world English rights to the tune
- Gibbons Signs with Harcourt
Patty signed with agent Joy Harris for North American rights.