- Hot Deals
Cook's bid for world rights, to agent Susan Rabiner, beat out several other major houses with notable science lists.
- Fellowship Thrives in Jerusalem
Since the first program, 20 years ago, there have been 280 editorial fellows from 30 countries; the agent fellows program began in 2001 and has hosted 33 agents from eight countries.
- I Spy
Somerset Maugham, a former intelligence agent, wrote Ashedon, or the British Agent, in 1928, a book that established many spy conventions that remain in place today.
- For Jerusalem, A Bustling 20th Fair
U.S. agent Kim Witherspoon described the fair and fellowship program "as an intimate environment for like-minded individual to meet and discuss all elements of publishing—sort of like a retreat for publishers and agents."
- Frankfurt Book Fair 2019: Attendance Up At 2019 Fair
The Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) also reported another year of growth, organizers say, with 355 participating agencies from 35 countries.You can check out all of Publishers Weekly's coverage from the fair here, including our show dailies.The 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair will run Oct
- Obituary: PRH Contract Director Bill Shannon Dies at 57
He was known for his professionalism as well as his personal and patient manner during the intricate negotiations required to finalize contracts.Shannon’s “no drama approach” to contract negotiations was cited by his publishing colleagues and his counterparts in the agent community, as was his deep knowledge o
- Debut by Irish PM's Daughter
She acted swiftly to secure the book from Dublin agent Marianne Gunn O'Connor, who late in 2002 sold it for a high six figures to Lynne Drew at HarperCollins U.K.
- A Slave Couple's Story
Davis bought world rights from agent Neeti Madan at Sterling Lord Literistic.
- Deal for Another Santana
West Coast agent Jillian Manus, who flew her East to introduce her around, said she made the strongest connection with Guy.
- Weisbach has Word on Presidential Moms
Angelo was repped by agents Todd Shuster and Cherie Burns.
- Ballantine Raises the Ante
It was a major three-book deal for world English rights, negotiated between agent Chris Calhoun at Sterling Lord Literistic and editor Linda Marrow.
- Pakistan's Leader Signed
Everyone is rather close-mouthed about the deal, which was made with agent Chris Calhoun at Sterling Lord Literistic, though it is understood to be well into six figures.
- A Fast Bio for Berry
Ivers bought world rights from agent Caron Knauer (the K in the Caron K agency), and will do the book to coincide with Berry's next film appearance, in a new James Bond movie.
- Women: Still Behind?
Miller bought North American rights from agent Susan Rabiner and will publish in fall 2003.
- Big LB Buy of Vampire Debut
Arthur bought the book for world rights from agent Amy Williams at Collins McCormick and plans to publish next June.