- Distribution: Ingram Signs Diversion, Inkshares, AMPress
Ingram will handle sales and distribution in the U.S. and Canada for all three publishers, who will also utilize Lightning Source, the distributor's print-on-demand service.Founded by agent Scott Waxman, Diversion now has a list of nearly 700 titles, including Mark Cuban's How To Win
- PRH Signs Global Deal for Phil Collins Autobiography
The agent is Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown.
- First Fiction 2014: The Iraq War, a Dozen Ways - Phil Klay
The title story, which was published in Granta and helped Klay net agent Eric Simonoff at William Morris Endeavor, follows veterans who return home and attempt to resume normal life.
- BIO Kicks Off New Biography Competition
\t \tThe winner will receive $2,000, a careful reading from an established literary agent, and a year's membership in BIO.
- Cover of Harlan Coben's Debut YA Book Revealed
The YA series stars the teenage nephew of wisecracking sports agent Myron.
- PW Pick of the Week: The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose
Mira, $24.95 (416p) ISBN 978-0-7783-2675-5 In this stunning page-turner, Rose's third Reincarnationist novel (after The Memorist), special agent Lucian Glass of the FBI's Art Crime Team continues to pursue Malachai Samuels of the Phoenix
- Random House UK Wins Rights to Harding Novels
Claire Roberts at Trident, working on behalf of agent Ellen Levine, fielded intense interest in Harding at LBF as well.
- Faxon Failure May Cost Libraries, Pubs $100M
In a fast-developing financial crisis that is already being called "the Enron of the library world," hundreds of academic and medical libraries and publishers are facing losses approaching $100 million in subscription fees after Faxon Library Services
- Short Takes
Agent Georges Borchardt placed two more French titles, successful at home, with U.S. publishers: the novel Une Vie Française, which won the Prix Femina, with George Andreaou at Knopf, and Une Saison á la Mecque, an inside account of a pilgrimage to Mecca by Abdellah Hammoudi
- Meet Courtney Love
The book was just auctioned off by agent Richard Curtis and colleague Laura Tucker for mid-six-figures, after a bidding war among several publishers, to Brite's editor, Mary Ann Naples, at S&S.
- Civil War's Last Warship
Horgan bought world rights from two agents, Jim Hornfischer for Powers and John Talbot for Baldwin, fending off would-be preempts from other publishers and forestalling a planned auction.
- Millions for a Memoir
The deal was made with agent Mort Janklow and his son Luke, who runs the agency's London office.
- Crime Fiction Academy Launched; Lehane, Slaughter and More on Faculty
CFA's curriculum includes a 14-week writing workshop, a monthly Master Class, a crime fiction reading seminar and special lectures and discussions with editors and agents.
- North Patterson Moves to Scribner; Senior Signs With Ecco
Susan Moldow, executive v-p and publisher of the Simon & Schuster imprint inked the deal for North American rights with Patterson's agent, Frederick Hill.
- PW: Unkindest Cut Shows Truth Really Is Stranger
And lest skeptics think the idea won't ultimately -- um -- cut it as a book, let it be known that ICM agent Lisa Bankoff has already accepted a $450,000 floor in the upcoming auction, tentatively scheduled for this Thursday.