- Job Moves: July 23, 2010
Regal Literary has hired Michelle Andelman as a children’s book agent.
- 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.
- PW: NYU Panel to Look At Euro Market
The conference, held under the auspices of NYU's Center for Publishing, will include Peter Mayer; Richard Charkin, new CEO of Macmillan London; John Sargent; agent Georges Borchardt; Knopf rights director Carol Janeway; and Bertelsmann Books Online chief executive Chip Austin.For information,
- Whitehead Expands at Doubleday
It was a North American rights deal signed with Nicole Aragi, her first as an agent on her own.
- Viking Wins Hot Brit Novel
In the end it was Viking's Pam Dormanwho prevailed here, with a preemptive offer for U.S. rights to Jennifer Joel at ICM, working for U.K. agent Toby Eady.
- PW: 'The Green Mile' Meets 'The Firm'?
-- 11/10/97 That could be the high-concept pitch of first novel The Innocent by 33-year-old Vincent Zandri, just sold by agent Jimmy Vines to Dell editor Jacob Hoye in a two-book, mid-six-figure deal.
- 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.