- Running Press Promotes Two
Prospect Adds Orr Rachel Orr has been named an agent.
- Licensing Hotline--Sweet Potato Products
The property, aimed at women 30 50 and represented by licensing agent The Wildflower Group, will move first into stationery and novelty items and ultimately could encompass anything from entertainment to margarita mixes.
- Chelsea Green to Publish Wolf Political Tract
The White River Junction, Vert. publisher has acquired bestselling author Naomi Wolf’s The End of America from John Brockman, the agent who helped broker the Lakoff deal.
- It's a Trend, Relatively Speaking
"They needed a break," joked agent Kathryn Yanni, who conducted the two-day, six-publisher auction for Berry's new book.
- Park Avenue Tutors
Agent Richard Pine at Inkwell Management, who made the North American rights sale, likens it to "a Graduate for the new millennium."
- Surprise Hit (colon) Punctuation
The deal was made by Gotham chief Bill Shinker and associate editor Erin Moore, who got North American rights from agent George Lucas at Carlisle & Company, acting for British publisher Profile Books.
- Of Kites and Pyramids
Agent Jeff Kleinman at the city's Graybill & English agency acknowledged that when Clemmons and her writing partner, Dan Cray, a science contributor to Time magazine, came to him with the offering, he was "sure they were a pair of crackpots."
- Neel Bio Is SMP Auction Win
She paid six figures for world rights to the book--by Basquiat author Phoebe Hoban--to agent Molly Friedrich at the Aaron Priest agency, and is looking about four years ahead to publication of an illustrated volume.
- Leper Colony Tale to Scribner
Drew bought North American rights from agent David McCormickat IMG on the book, which is a study of the leper colony on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, covering its history, legends and stories of some of the many sufferers who have lived and died there.
- Hot Deals: The Healing Touch
\t\tWhen agent Eileen Cope at the Lowenstein Associates agency sent out a proposal for a book about the Indian healer Ammachi and her world travels, she crafted it very carefully to allow for skepticism among editors who received it -- only to fin
- Executives Buy Packaging Firm
The company will consider entering the adult book market as well as getting into book management, which Morgenstein described as a combination of packaging and agenting.
- Getting There First
Tipped off by one of the several eager foreign buyers of her first novel, ComeCloser (published by Soho), Conaway got in touch with Gran and found she was looking for a new agent—her existing one had retired.
- Harlequin Hopes to Find 'Binge' Readers with New E-Serial
It features a New York special agent named Lara Grant who harbors dark secrets.Episode 1, Exposed by Carla Cassidy, is free to download, while subsequent episodes cost $1.49 each.
- Jolly Fish Press Finds Buyer
The news that Jolly Fish would close caught many agents and authors off guard, with a number taking to social media to express their anger and frustration.
- Thomas Nelson, Lysa TerKeurst Launch New Book Brand
TerKeurst will work with literary agent and manager Meredith Brock to identify and develop "the next generation of women Christian authors," according to a release.