- 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.
- Comings and Goings: January 5, 2011
She will be working with agents and publishers to develop book projects, and helping new authors fine-tune manuscripts, proposals and picture book dummies.
- 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.
- 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
Delbourgo Associates Staffs Up Jacqueline Flynn has joined Joelle Delbourgo Associates as an agent.
- New Deal for Chabon
The book deal, in which Fourth Estate's U.S. editorial director Clive Priddle and U.K. publisher Christopher Potter (joining with Harper Canada) paid a sum reported at just under $2 million for North American, was made with agent Mary Evans.
- Reichl to Edit HM Cookbook
Houghton executive editor Rux Martin bought North American rights from agent Doe Coover and will publish in fall next year, expecting the book to become a "cornerstone" of the publisher's cookbook program.
- In Search of Oak
The book went to auction, which agent Russell Galen conducted by cell phone while hiking in Grand Teton National Park recently, and the winner for world rights was John Glusman of Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
- Gibbons Signs with Harcourt
Patty signed with agent Joy Harris for North American rights.
- Karr Signs with Fourth Estate
Hodell, whose first acquisition this was for Fourth Estate, bought world rights from agent Amanda Urban at ICM.
- Jefferson's Slave Power
Executive editor Eric Chinski bought the proposal from agent Andrew Wylie and plans to publish as soon as next fall.
- 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.