- SF/Fantasy/Horror Notes
Agent, Dorothy Lumley at the Dorian Literary Agency (U.K.).
- Hot Deals: The Cat Seat
It was widely submitted, said Wolcott's agent, Elyse Cheney at Sanford J.
- Caesar on Caesar (Sid, That Is)
The book was signed with agent Mel Berger at the William Morris agency, and the plan is to publish in spring 2003.
- Birders All
The seller was Colorado-based agent Jody Rein, who sold world rights excluding the U.K.
- Faye Kellerman Moves Over
The female half of the prodigious Kellerman partnership (she and husband Jonathan each do a bestselling book a year, but never together) has taken her act from Morrow over to Warner, where Time Warner
- Pollock to Van Gogh
Senior editor Katie Hall preempted North American rights only from agent Mel Berger at William Morris and tentatively plans to publish four years from now.
- Edmund White Times Two
The North American rights deals, signed with agent Amanda Urban at ICM, are for several years hence, the novel for January 2004, the memoir for two years later.
- A Chinese Teenager's Diary
Paris agent Susanna Lea took it on, has already sold it (on preempts) in the U.K., Holland and Portugal, and has made further sales to Italy and Greece; now it's heading our way.
- 'Thomas Covenant' Returns
The house's editorial director, Jennifer Hershey, bought North American rights to the new quartet from agent Howard Morhaim and will publish the first of them, The Runes of Earth, next fall, with a Berkley paperback to follow in 2005.
- Russert on Other Dads
Susan Mercandetti, a new arrival at Random from Miramax, bought world rights from Washington agent Bob Barnett.
- Confessions of a NYT 'Cad'
Haber bought North American and audio rights from agent David McCormick at IMG and will publish on (gulp!)
- New Deal for Literary Fantasist
Fforde has found his niche, and was solidified in it by a mid-six-figure deal made by Viking senior editor Molly Stern with Janklow & Nesbit agents Eric Simonoff and Tif Loehnis (in J&N's London office).
- Photomania: Stumptown 2009
Tom Neely (The Blot) Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas) and a gorilla engage in tomfoolery during the Stumptown Trophy Awards at Cosmic Monkey Comics.
- Harper Hot on Margolin
Another seven-figure deal, this time a "major" one, was done between HarperCollins executive editor Dan Conaway and agent Jean Naggar for two new novels by defense lawyer turned novelist Philip Margolin, even before his next book under the last co
- Putnam Signs Democrat Star
It was Putnam's David Highfill who signed the book for world rights with agent Philippa Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic, for publication next year—by which time Richardson may have become vice president, according to some observers.