- Playwright Makes Two-Novel Deal
Editor Cherise Grant signed him for a mid six figures with agent Alan Nevins at Renaissance, now at its new Los Angeles home with The Firm.
- A Basketball 'Miracle'
Cahill preempted the book for North American rights from agent Greg Dinkin of Venture Literary and will publish in spring 2005.
- Heeeeere's Ed
\t\tHe sat on the couch next to Carson for 30 years; now Ed McMahon gets his say, in his memoir for Warner, signed by editor Rick Wolff in a mid-six-figure deal negotiated by agent Frank Weimann.
- Bradford's Big Move
The North American rights deal was made with Bradford's longtime agent, Mort Janklow, and Richardson professed herself delighted, saying she was "happy as a clam" and thought Bradford had "even huger potential for the future."
- 25 Years Later, a New Sale
Now he's professor of history at the University of Hawaii, and she's a literary agent, but they stayed in touch, and this time she's selling a book for him.
- Dallek Takes on Dick & Henry
Tim Duggan at HarperCollins bought world rights from agent John Wright in a book that will lean heavily on voluminous papers and tapes on Nixon just emerging from the National Archives and a similar bounty of Kissinger material that the Archives obtained from the Library of Congress.
- Long Auction for Luxury Book
Agent Todd Shuster at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth said the auction took so long because it was interrupted in the middle by the BEA show.
- WWII Vet's Stories Sold
Agent Nat Sobel of Sobel Weber Associates, who made the U.S. rights sale, said the price, which was undisclosed, set a record at the agency for a first story collection which is also by its oldest author to publish a first book.
- Another Side of Steinke
A pair of books, nonfiction and fiction, that dwell on matters of religious faith, seem like an unlikely creation for Darcey Steinke, author of such outré works as Suicide Blonde and Jesus Saves, but that's what her agent, W
- Sardonic in the Suburbs
Agent David Kuhn at Kuhn Projects likens Falanga to a mix of Dave Barry and Larry David who brings out the sometimes poignant, often absurd aspects of the well-to-do suburban life.
- Another Look at Thomas
Agent Andrew Blauner kept foreign, first serial and movie rights.
- The Cost of Regime Change
The book was bought at auction from agent Nancy Love, for publication in spring 2006.
- New Break for 'Minotaur' Author
A first novel with the unusual title The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break was a resounding hit, particularly with independent bookstores, for Southern author Steven Sherrill, and now his agent at Writers House, Simon Lipskar, has made a
- Golden Inks Deal For Pokémon Titles
The agreement, which had been in the works for several weeks (News, May 17), was signed with Leisure Concepts, the licensing agent for Nintendo, which developed the Pokéman characters that are featured in a bestselling video game and popular television show.
- Depression and War
The book sale was made by agent Stuart Krichevsky, and movie rights are with Howard Sanders and Richard Green of UTA.