- Jefferson's Slave Power
Executive editor Eric Chinski bought the proposal from agent Andrew Wylie and plans to publish as soon as next fall.
- 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.
- Karr Signs with Fourth Estate
Hodell, whose first acquisition this was for Fourth Estate, bought world rights from agent Amanda Urban at ICM.
- Krentz/Quick United
Gerber signed with agent Steve Axelrod for the three books, all historicals by Quick, with the first, due next year, set in Regency London; two will be Putnam hardcovers, the third a Berkley paperback.
- Riverhead Gets Rap Chief's Memoir
Grau bought world rights from Knight's agent, Mickey Freiberg at Acme Talent, and his lawyer, Arthur Barens.
- Start Publishing Strikes Deal for 16 Titles
The books are a mix of romance and science fiction.Start Publishing president Jarred Weisfeld said the deal is part of Start’s strategy “to not just buy companies, but to increase our catalog through quality content from foreign and domestic publishers and agents.”
- Folio Merges With Literary Group
Katherine Latshaw and Jeff Silberman will both continue with their titles as agents.
- With a Nod to John Donne
., Canadian and first serial from agent Kathleen Anderson at Anderson Grinberg, and foreign rights have already been sold in Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Sweden.
- PW's Events Listing: Gaithersburg Book Festival’s 'State of the Book' Panel
What: The panel will feature reporter Michael Norris, bookseller Mark LaFramboise, publisher Jed Lyons, agent Gail Ross, and editor Geoff Shandler sharing their perspectives on the business.
- Digital Book World, 'PW' Present Self-Publishing Webcast
Panelists are Louisa Ermelino, reviews director, PW; Jason Pinter, novelist and literary agent at Waxman Literary; Phil Sexton, publisher and community leader of Writer’s Digest; and Victoria Strauss, novelist and co-founder of Writer Beware.
- Wrapping Up Bologna
Not surprisingly, lots of editors and agents from various countries were looking for books with humor and boy characters.
- Registration Opens for PW’s U.S. Book Show
Booksellers, librarians, publishers, agents and others have inundated PW with requests for more information, wanting to exhibit and to attend.”Story has been updated with new dates.
- People: 3/1/2010
Patterson to Foundry David Patterson has joined Foundry Literary + Media as an agent.