- All About Abraham
Agent Howard Morhaim conducted an auction for the project that lasted nearly a week, with no fewer than 10 publishers registering bids into six figures, before Viking senior editor Wendy Wolf clinched a world-rights deal with an offer in the high six.
- Epic New York Novel for Random
Medina bought North American rights (with hard/soft for Random Trade Paperbacks, too) from agent Leigh Feldman at Darhansoff & Verrill (who discovered Charles Frazier).
- Bradlee Jr. Looks at Baseball Great
Shandler bought world English rights, plus serial, audio and book club, and the agent was again the ubiquitous Bob Barnett.
- HM Wins 'Refuseniks' Tale
The world rights buy was made from agent AndrewBlauner.
- Big Win for Hyperion: Travolta
The deal, which is said to be worth more than $2.5 million for North American, audio and first serial rights, was signed with agent Susan Crawford, and the book, which Travolta will write by himself, is due in fall 2006.
- Road Trip with the Folks
The agent making the sale was Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
- Dutton Gets Sniper Hunter's Story
The deal, which includes North American, first serial, audio and book club rights, was signed with agent David Vigliano, and Tart plans to publish in the fall.
- Dale Brown Moving to Morrow
Morrow/Avon executive v-p Michael Morrison made the world English rights deal with Brown's agent, Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group, and the books will be edited by executive editor Henry Ferris.
- Canfield's 'Success' Book for HC
It is a world rights deal, made with agent Bonnie Solow at Solow Literary Enterprises in L.A., and Harper will publish the book worldwide in English in January 2005.
- A Memoir by Mel
He bought world English rights from agent Dan Strone at Trident Media Group and plans to publish in 2004.
- An Aliens Novel from Strieber
The Grays is described as an epic story of a struggle for control of our planet between the enigmatic space visitors and earth's inhabitants; it was sold at auction by agent Russ Galen at Scovil Chichak Galen.
- NBCC Winner on Poets' Friendship
Viking Penguin senior editor Paul Slovak bought North American rights in Sisman's new work from agent Andrew Wylie and hopes to publish in 2005.
- Cerf Bio Set at Random
She will use them as the basis for a book she will write for Random veteran editor Robert Loomis, who bought North American rights in her founder's tale from agent Betsy Lerner at the Gernert Company.
- Self-Taught Artist's Hyperion Deal
The illustrated diary that resulted, Everyday Matters, was published last fall by Princeton Architectural Press, and struck such a chord with readers, including Hyperion publisher Bob Miller, that when his agent, P.J.
- Raab's Mafia Study to SMP
The world rights deal, done with agent Sam Pinkus at McIntosh & Otis, calls for delivery of a manuscript Pinkus thinks will be the definitive Mafia book in late 2003.