- A Browser's Movie Buy
They hadn't, so he promptly snapped them up from Jody Hotchkiss at Sterling Lord, working on behalf of McBride's literary agent, Regula Noetzli, and has already begun co-writing a screenplay with the author; he plans to direct, produce and, possibly, star in a movie version.
- Chopra Offering Fast Comfort
World and audio rights were bought by Linda Loewenthal, v-p and executive editorial director of Harmony and Three Rivers, from agent Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group.
- Von Braun's Rockets
The book is Rocket City USA, and was bought for Houghton Mifflin by editor Webster Younce, who got North American rights from agent Charlotte Sheedy.
- GOP's Takeover Plan
The world and audio rights deal was made with D.C. lawyer/agent Bob Barnett, and the book will be out in fall 2006.
- Mass Market Note
Former FBI agent Cody O'Brien and her son, Ryan, have been on the run ever since her husband's murder.
- PW: Hot Deals: Call it Hair-, as Well as High-, Concept
- Surprise Arrival: A New Sachar
A book that bestselling children's author Louis Sachar had played so close to the vest that not even his agent, Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group, knew about it until last week, is right now being eagerly read
- Pakistani's Epic Bought at Knopf
Novelist Nadeem Aslam, born in Pakistan and raised in Britain, had never been to New York and had never even stayed in a hotel before agent Kathleen Anderson at Anderson Grinberg brought him over to meet a number of interested American pu
- Viking Signs New Philbrick Book
Wendy Wolf, editorial director of nonfiction at Viking, struck the deal with agent Stuart Krichevsky.
- Hot Deals: Not Hedging This One
The house's trade publishing chief, Ann Godoff, has signed him, through agent Melanie Jackson, to do a book "as fast as he can"; she's hoping to have the book out as soon as next spring.
- PW: N.H. Court Dismisses D'day Author Libel Suit
Faigin, his former sports agent, in his 1992 autobiography, Armed and Dangerous.
- Heaton on Hollywood for Villard
He bought world rights from agent Mort Janklow.
- Atria Pages 'Latino Dr. Phil'
Castillo, who will start February 1, has been an agent with Sanford J.
- Action in London
Morrow executive editor Jennifer Hershey was the winner over six other bidders here, buying U.S. rights in a two-book deal from agent Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown in London, who had sold the same pair to new HarperCollins U.K. publishing director Lynne Drew a few days earlier.
- Ask the Editor: Writing Believable Dialogue
—Susan S.Good dialogue is essential if you want to attract the attention of an agent or an editor, so it’s well worth putting in the time necessary to make yours great.