- 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
- Einstein and Thompson Form ETA Agency
After Larry Kirshbaum announced in May that he would be leaving his eponymous literary agency to run Amazon Publishing, the remaining agents at LJK Literary, Susanna Einstein and Meg Thompson, said they would be staying on and forming a new partnership.
- Clevelend Kidnapping Victim Sells Memoir to Weinstein Books
In the deal, Amanda Murray and Georgina Levitt at Weinstein took world rights from agent Jan Miller at Dupree Miller & Associates.
- Job Moves: April 26, 2011
Wasserman, who worked at the Los Angeles Times and held several positions in publishing (at Hill and Wang and Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, among others), was most recently an agent at Kneerim and Williams.
- 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.
- 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.
- Schnittman to Leave Hachette
He will report to HBG CEO Michael Pietsch.In a memo to employees announcing the change, Pietsch called Schnittman “a powerful agent for change” who, during a time of rapid technology change, “kept Hachette’s sales group in the vanguard.”
- Fire Petal Opens Its Doors
-multi-room store is looking to social media like Groupon and Facebook to spread the word, along with some old-fashioned face-to-face events like a store-sponsored writing retreat this weekend with agent Lauren MacLeod of the Strothman Agency in Boston.
- RH Children's Nabs YA Trilogy by 'Twin Peaks' Co-Creator
Editorial director of Random House Children's Jim Thomas acquired North American rights to the trilogy, called Will West: The Epic, in a deal brokered by agents Sophie Hicks and Ed Victor of Ed Victor Ltd.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sterling Lord Veteran To Head Agency
Its other agents are Claudia Cross, Neeti Madan, George Nicholson, Jim Rutman and Charlotte Sheedy as an affiliate.