- PW: Technology Nets Cash
In an auction conducted by agent John Brockman, Viking's David Stanford turned out to be the somewhat surprising top bidder -- reportedly to the tune of $420,000 -- to acquire Kevin Kelly's New Rules for the New Economy.
- Short Takes
Agent in the six-figure world rights deal was Tanya McKinnon at Mary Evans.
- Young Up at Hyperion
Lindsay to FinePrint Colleen Lindsay has joined FinePrint Literary Management as an agent.
- Husband Hunting, Indian Style
The book was preempted in the Netherlands, and Rhodes has had numerous European offers; co-agent Jenny Meyer will be discussing them in Frankfurt.
- 'Pi' Team Combines on Debut Novel
The agent-editor pairing that brought us Yann Martel's bestselling Life of Pi have joined again to bring to the U.S. another startling first novel by a young Canadian writer.
- Strothman Expanding Lit Agency
O'Connell joins former Yale University Press director John Ryden, who has signed on with Strothman as an affiliate agent.
- Job Moves: February 2, 2011
Literary agent Leigh Feldman is joining Writers House.
- S&S Gives Sales Data to Authors Through New, Internal Web Site
S&S is also providing the same information in My Sales to agents, who will use a sub site called Agent Portal.
- Fiction Notes
They get "the Potter," former head of the KGB's sleeper agent school, to betray his best protégé, "the Sleeper," sending the Potter on a cross-continent trek to rescue his student with the help of the Sleeper's ex-lover, a mortuary hair stylist.
- Rostan Named Partner at Levine Greenberg Rostan
“I am so very lucky to have gotten my start in agenting here and to be in a position to continue to grow the business and serve our tremendous list of clients…This is an exciting step, and I look forward to doing more of what I love.”The agency's new website will be lgrliterary.
- Octavia Butler: Graphic Novelist?
If Writers House literary agent Merrilee Heifetz has her way, there soon will be graphic novel adaptations of the works of the late science fiction writer Octavia Butler.
- Australian Authors Start Online Marketplace
If a publisher, scout or agent is interested in an author’s work, they email the ASA and they will connect them directly to the author or illustrator.The pilot program, which launched on July, 19, focuses on adult fiction, poetry, and short stories.Three children's and young adult
- Lineup for Guadalajara Book Fair Set
More than 20,000 librarians, booksellers, distributors, editors, translators, illustrators, and agents are expected to attend this year.
- Children’s Lit Community Launches Auction to Help Refugees in Europe
Authors, illustrators, agents, editors, and more are coming together to help raise money to support the refugee crisis in Europe.
- New Owner for Candlemark & Gleam
After the transition is well established, we'll open back up to receiving agented and un-agented manuscript proposals, although we don't have a timeline for this at present."