- ICM, Helen Brann Form Succession Plan
“Helen is smart, has great agenting skills and is a pro,” said Newberg.
- Kensington Unveils Two New Digital-First Imprints
Together, Caress and Liaison will release a combined 50 titles this year.The new imprints, which will accept agented and un-agented proposals, will be directed by Kensington director of social media and digital sales Alexandra Nicolaijsen.
- B&N Will Stock Amazon Publishing Titles, With Caveat
To read the full account of how booksellers and agents are looking at Amazon Publishing, click here for the PW story.
- More Illumination from Foer
His book on friendship was signed for North American rights with agent Georges Borchardt, and will appear in 2005.
- Fund-raiser Set for Sept. 25
Martin's Press, in collaboration with agents Barbara Lowenstein and Madeleine Morel.
- Records, Racers on Hyperion Docket
The other deal, made with agent Mark Reiter, is for a memoir by Lyn St.
- Digital Book World By the Numbers
$1.3 billion: Estimated consumer spending on e-books in 2011 83: Percentage of executives who said their company is capable of handling the digital transition 63: Percentage of executives who said their company has a plan to handle the digital transition 19: Percentage of book buyers likely to b
- PW: Fear of High Floors
Jones, who negotiated the deal with ICM agent Lisa Bankoff, plans a 1999 publication for the book.
- Grub Street Student Lands Two-Book Deal
She was represented by Alice Tasman of the Jean Naggar Literary Agency, whom she met at Grub Street’s annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference, where students submit excerpts of their manuscripts to agents.
- Auction for Dolley Madison
It was agent Christy Fletcher at Carlisle & Company who made the sale; Harper and Morrow were underbidders.
- Morrow's Million-Dollar Moves
And Morrow imprint chief Joann Davis has signed medium/spiritual healer Rosemary Altea's next book in what Davis described as a "major seven-figure deal" negotiated by agent Joni Evans.
- Pfeffer Joins East/West Literary
Pfeffer has been brought on as an agent and partner, and will be based in Boston, handling digital initiatives, among other things, for the agency, which specializes in representing children's authors and illustrators.
- Short Takes
The world rights deal was made, after an auction, with agent Victoria Sanders....
- Disney Town Sparks (at Least) Two Books
In a six-figure contract negotiated by agent Elyse Cheney, Ballantine executive editor Peter Borland acquired a proposed book on the topic by hotshot New York professor Andrew Ross, who's already been the subject of consumer magazine profiles and who plans to move down to the community soon.
- A Chinese Sensation
That's what agent Barbara Zitwer ran across on a recent vacation in China.