- Grimes Goes to Holt
Rumor had it that Knopf decided not to meet Grimes's previous high-six-figure per book price for a new contract, so an auction was held by agent Peter Lampack.
- Two-Book Deal for Teen Cult Writer
The North American rights buy was made by Hyperion's Alessandra Balzer, with Miramax's Devereux Chatillon, from agent Jay Mandel at William Morris, for publication next spring.
- Novel Shows Sherlock at 93
—based Mitch Cullin, who has been a devoted Sherlockian ever since childhood, and the North American rights deal was made with agent Peter Steinberg at JCA Literary.
- Nuland on How to Grow Old
Loomis bought world English rights from agent Glen Hartley at Writers Representatives.
- Fireman-Author as Eyewitness
Viking president Clare Ferraro bought North American, world English, first serial and audio rights to the book from agent Al Zuckerman and plans to publish next spring.
- David Soul Memoir on Way
Soul, who now lives in the U.K. and still makes public appearances, will get together with Carin Davis, London correspondent for People, to write the book, which will tell stories about a host of famous stars and celebrities, according to agent Peter Cox.
- A Guru for the 21st Century
The book was signed with agent Loretta Barrett at her own agency.
- Reflections of Goldie
World rights were bought by Putnam's David Highfill, who prevailed after Hawn had been taken by her agent, Alan Nevins at L.A.'
- A Mature Mentor
Howard bought North American rights from agent Liv Blumer at Barney Karpfinger, and will publish in summer 2004.
- Inspired by a Web Site
A book called In Mama's Kitchen by Diana Serbe was preempted for Scribner (and Washington Square Press paperback) by Sarah McGrath, who was as entranced as agent Dorian Karchmar by the author's Web site (inmamaskitchen.com).
- Search for a Lost Father
North American rights in the novel and a book of short stories were sold by agent Marly Rusoff; foreign rights are being negotiated by Lisa Queen at IMG.
- Simon & Schuster Unveils Online B-to-B Site
\t\tSimon & Schuster has debuted a new Web site specifically for its partners--authors, distributors, agents, booksellers, marketing clients and other vendors--as part of a company-wide online initiative that began in January 2009 with the relaunch
- Riverhead Acquires Book On Tsarnaev Brothers
Riverhead acquired world English rights in the deal from Gessen's agent Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Literary Associates.
- New Spanish-Language Directory Set
Críticas: Spanish Language Publishing Marketplace Directory will include listings of more than 500 national and international publishers, distributors/wholesalers, libraries, bookstores, translators, literary agents and trade fairs working within the U.S.
- Ivy League's 'The Chosen' to HM
This was a purchase of North American rights from agent Eric Simonoff at Janklow & Nesbit, and the plan is to publish in fall next year.