- Memorial Set for Owen Laster
A memorial tribute has been scheduled for literary agent Owen Laster, who was at William Morris for 42 years and died in March.
- Job Moves: October 7, 2013
\tLaetitia Rutherford has joined Watson, Little Ltd as a literary agent.
- 2014 Frankfurt Fellowship to Focus on Children's, YA
Founded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the fair, the fellowship program aims to support "information exchanges and networking, while enhancing the professionalism of international publishers, editors, agents and licensing personnel."
- Obituary: John A. Ware
He launched his literary agency in 1978 after working as an agent at Curtis Brown, preceded by eight years as an editor at Doubleday, where he was first to publish Tracy Kidder.
- Imus Brothers Will Duet Again
\t\tGiven the success of their Two Guys, Four Corners, it's no surprise that Villard publisher David Rosenthal negotiated with agent Esther Newberg for another book by Don Imus and Fred Imus, this one to expand on the popular autobiographical commentary
- 'Blood Ties' Takes Red House Prize
U.S. rights, which are held by agent Rosemary Canter, have not yet been sold.
- Black Women Study Preempted at HC
HarperCollins editors Robert Jones and Gail Collins preempted a book on the emotional challenges faced by black women in America with a mid-six-figure, world rights bid to agent Todd Shuster at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth.
- Singapore Novel to Norton
It was a two-book deal for world rights in Breaking the Tongue, about the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in WWII, and another book, made with agent Brettne Bloom at Hill & Barlow.
- Obituary: Pauline de Margerie
De Margerie was responsible for the French paperback publication of a great many American titles, working with American agents, editors and scouts.
- Frank Redux at Holt
It was bought for world rights from agent Joe Spieler, and publication is planned for early in 2008, the next election year.
- Collins Agency in New Partnership
Collins said Williams will take over the scouting activities, while Collins develops an agenting operation.
- Mrs. Lincoln's War
Historian Stephen Berry from the University of North Carolina will tell the story, the first major study of the Todd family, in a book just bought by Houghton Mifflin's Eric Chinski from agent Andrew Wylie, North American rights.
- A Female Potter?
Agent Laura Dail negotiated the North American deal.
- Tom Mori Memorial
\t\tA memorial tribute to the late Japanese agent Tom Mori will be held on Tuesday, December 1, at 5.30 p.m. at the Fourth Universalist Society, 160 Central Park West (at 76th St.), New York City.
- Jerusalem Book Fair Fellowships Information
The Jerusalem International Book Fair American Advisory Committee announced today that the deadline for applications for its editor and agent fellowships for the 2013 Fair has been set for Monday, July 16, 2012.