- Coonts Switches to SMP
Coonts was represented in the deal by William Morris agent Robert Gottlieb.
- Crown Gets Reviewer's Novel
She has so dared, however, and agent Elizabeth Sheinkman at Elaine Markson has just sold it to Kristen Kiser at Crown for North American rights.
- Story of a Secret Sub
Its story will be told in a book just auctioned to Doug Grad at NAL, in a six-figure world-rights deal, by agent Jane Dystel.
- The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference in New York City
There’ll be some heavy-hitters in the field speaking—cookbook editors, authors, agents, bloggers, and newspaper and magazine writers.
- Stampfel-Volpe Forms New Leaf Literary
The literary agent has formed New Leaf Literary & Media and, she said in a release, is bringing "a substantial" portion of the business from Nancy Coffey with her.
- Job Moves: January 23, 2013
For Random House Speaker's Bureau, Jayme Boucher has been promoted to agent.
- Desser Wins Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in Fiction
\tThe award recognizes an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of his or her career has discovered, nurtured, and championed writers of fiction in the U.S.
- Podcast: Frankfurt Stays Hot
The volume of deals was heavy, and publishers and agents reported full schedules throughout the day’s three professional days,” Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.
- Jong's Sappho Novel for Norton
Lawrence won North American rights from London-based agent Ed Victor for six figures and expects to publish two years from now.
- Buzzed 'Deadmail' Goes to Doubleday
After we broke the news yesterday about a hot U.S. auction agent Molly Friedrich was coordinating at the Frankfurt Book Fair for Laurie Frankel's sophomore novel Deadmail, we have word that the title has been acquired by Alison Callahan at Doubleday.
- Parker on Robinson
Parker is far too protean and prolific a writer to be confined to his Spenser bestsellers, and his agent, Helen Brann, reports that his latest signing is for an untitled novel centering on baseball great Jackie Robinson and his relationship with his white manager.
- Patterson Deal: All for Ballantine
Ballantine publisher Gina Centrello preempted world rights in the next two Patterson books from the author's longtime agent, San Francisco's Fred Hill of Frederick Hill Bonnie Nadell Inc.
- New Behrendt for Broadway
Behrendt was an adviser for Sex and the City and published his first book with S&S; Campbell signed this one for North American rights, along with serial, book club and e-book, with agent Andrea Barzvi at ICM.
- O'Hara Memoir for S&S
It was agent Mitchell Waters at Curtis Brown who took the 82-year-old star around to meet publishers just before the July 4 holiday and who concluded the deal with Adams.
- Franken Back in the Ring
It was a seven-figure deal, signed with agent Jonathon Lazear, who remarked he hoped that perhaps Franken and Bill O'Reilly, his conservative opposite number, might be able to reprise their angry confrontation at last summer's BEA, which immediately preceded the Fox lawsuit.