- Short Takes
It's called Schopenhauer's Telescope and was bought, North American rights only, from agent Wendy Sherman; foreign rights in two countries have already been sold by Agnes Krup....
- S&S Snaps up Wes Craven for $1million
The thriller, which agent Ellen Geiger of Curtis Brown had described in PW (Jan. 27) as combining "our fascination with the search for the fountain of youth with some Craven-esque elements," also has a some Faustian notes and a good romance in the bargain, Reidy said.
- PW: Reconnect
After the Wall Street Journal and People magazine also featured McCarthy, literary agent Jane Dystel got involved and subsequently sold the trilogy to Pocket Books, to be published in July 1998.
- Look Who's Crowing
After seven successful and well-reviewed mysteries featuring sports agent/sleuth Myron Bolitar, Harlan Coben has his biggest hit with Tell No One, his first stand-alone thriller.
- Forward into Fall: True Crime
., $26.95) by John Douglass and Johnny Dodd follows Douglass, a former FBI agent, as he tracks the infamous murderer.
- Hot Deals: The Back Story
After a lively auction conducted by his agent, Owen Laster at William Morris, Norton's Edwin Barber emerged the winner.
- Free Press Acquires Posthumous Carlin Memoir
Agent Jonathan Lazear brokered the deal with Free Press v-p and editor-in-chief, Dominick V.
- Short Takes
Abigail McAden, a senior editor at the publisher's Children's Books division, made a mid-six-figure deal with agent Laura Langlie for the three new series titles, plus an untitled stand-alone; there are now foreign sales in 17 countries....
- PW: Hot Deals: An Unfortunately Timely Topic
James Garbarino's book proposal Lost Boys, which was won, for a rumored low-six-figure advance, just before, on May 18, by Free Press editor Phillip Rappaport in an auction held by agent Victoria Sanders.
- Big Money for Kids' Mouse Book
The deal was made by Nancy Paulsen, head of the Putnam Books for Young Readers group, with agents Marilyn Marlow and Elizabeth Harding at Curtis Brown.
- Mother-Daughter Deal at Dial
They are Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young, and the deal was made with agent Derek Johns at A.P.
- Short Takes
Little, Brown's Terry Adams paid six figures to agent Denise Marcil for this one, to be edited by Liz Nagle....
- Podcast: PW’s Week Ahead for Friday, Sept. 23
He also has a rundown of the September 26 issue of PW, which includes the annual “Frankfurt Preview,” featuring “Frankfurt Briefcase,” Rachel Deahl’s round-up of some of the hot titles agents and publishers will be bringing to the Fair.
- Ruckus App Lands Author Three-Book Deal
Agent Rubin Pfeffer closed the deal for Austin, and the first book, scheduled for fall 2011, is a lift-the-flap title.
- Morrow Wins Indian's Novel
The deal for world rights (except Germany, sold separately) was made by agent Marly Rusoff, who reports that rights in the U.K. and India have already been acquired, by, respectively, Fourth Estate and Harper India.