- Jimmy Carter for Christmas
Carter and the agent will both forgo their fees, making the money available instead for the philanthropic doings of the Carter Center in Atlanta.
- An Editor's Advice for Writers
Von Mehren had the floor going into the auction arranged by Coast agent Amy Rennert, and, in classic style, exercised her topping privilege to take the book at its end.
- Blair's Book Goes West
Viner bought the book, Burning Down My Master's House: My Life at the New York Times from agent David Vigliano for a six-figure sum for U.S., Canada and audio rights and said he was planning to publish on March 9; the book is already more than half completed.
- Big New Deal for Burroughs
Enderlin made the new deal, for world rights and audio, with agent Christopher Schelling at the Ralph Vicinanza agency.
- D'Day to Offer Guide to Heaven
She paid a substantial six-figure advance for North American rights in a two-book deal made with agent Peter Miller at PMA Literary & Film Management, and will publish in fall of next year.
- View from Behind the Bar
He is Toby Cecchini, and agent Bill Clegg sold his book Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life at auction for a low- to mid-six figures, North American rights and audio.
- A Novel Debut in Audio
He paid into seven figures for world rights to The Memory of Running by TV actor and seasoned audio reader Ron McLarty, and a second novel, to agent Jeff Kleinman at Graybill & English.
- Roth Imagines President Lindbergh
Silver bought North American rights from agent Andrew Wylie and will publish in October, just before the presidential election.
- Self-Published Writer Moves Up
The deal was made with Coast agent Ken Atchity of AEI, who encountered the author at the BookExpo in Los Angeles this year, where she was touting her book, and decided to take her on.
- News Briefs: Week of February 22, 2016
Wasserman Named Heyday PublisherSteve Wasserman, whose publishing career included stints as an agent and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, has been named publisher and executive director of Heyday Books.
- Vigliano to Sell Agency
Literary agent David Vigliano is selling his company, Vigliano Associates, to Y Entertainment Group, the entertainment subsidiary of Ron Burkle's private equity and venture capitalist firm, the Yucaipa Cos, according to the New York Post.
- Karp and Singh Nab Parenting Book/Memoir
Anjali Singh and Jonathan Karp at S&S acquired the book from agent Sydelle Kramer at Susan Rabiner.
- A Peek at the December 13 'PW'
Monday’s issue is our second-to-last of the year, and literary agent Richard Curtis returns with another end-of-the-year poem on the Soapbox page.
- Silverberg Leaving NEA
\tLiterary agent-turned director of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts, Ira Silverberg, is leaving the job to return to New York City.
- B&N Expands Online Marketplace
The growth is coming with a partnership the retailer has established with a handful of retailers, including Wayfair.com, Right Start, Abe's of Maine and Deilvery Agent.