- George Edward Stanley, 1942-2011
., and had taught adults to write since 1965.Stanley’s longtime agent, Susan Cohen of Writers House, said, “George was the most positive person I know in publishing.
- PW: Hot Deals: A Sale to Sale
- Preempt for British TV Writer
Editor-in-chief Brian Tart, who will edit, talks of its "clever plotting, smart characters and shocking ending," and U.K. agent Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown has already sold it on preempts in Britain and Germany, with deals closing in Italy and Holland.
- Chinese-American Limbo
Duggan bought North American rights from agent William Clark and aims to publish in winter 2006.
- SF Earthquake Novel
Editorial director Jay Schaefer bought U.S. and Canadian rights in 1906 by true crime author and novelist James Dalessandro from agent Peter Miller at PMA, for publication in hardcover next spring.
- Ozick Moves to Houghton
Silver bought North American rights from agent Melanie Jackson, after an encounter between Ozick and a number of senior Houghton staffers.
- Sex-and-Food Title Preempted
Her book, which was sold for a significant six figures by agent Janis Donnaud, is described as the first relationship guide for readers passionate about both love and food, combining advice about dating, sex and relationships with 100 recipes designed to complement each phase of an affair.
- Cosmo's White in New Deal
Warner chief Maureen Egen and Sara Ann Freed of Mysterious Press, who is White's editor, made the North American rights deal, a "very major" one, with West Coast agent Sandra Dijkstra.
- Another Kellerman Heard From
Chris Pepe at Putnam/Berkley paid a healthy six figures for North American rights to his first two novels to agent Liza Dawson.
- New Setting for Diamond
The deal, for North American and first serial rights, was made with agent John Brockman.
- Doubleday Buys New Krakauer
Bill Thomas and Vintage/Anchor's Marty Asher jointly bought world, first serial, audio and book club rights from agent John Ware.
- Imminent: Diana's Butler
Kept under wraps until the last moment by the Penguin Group for security reasons, Burrell's book was signed some months ago by Putnam president Carole Baron for world English rights with Curtis Brown agent Ali Gunn.
- Good Weather for Barbecuing
Todd bought world rights from the star's lawyer/agent, Alfred Geller.
- PW: Someone Had to Do It
The book is from packager/agent John Boswell, who was also behind Villard's 350,000-plus-seller OJ's Legal Pad.
- Memory of an Ax Attack
Eric Chinski , new executive editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, won it after a heated three-day auction run by agent Elyse Cheney at the Sanford J.