- Short Takes
Witte preempted for world rights from agent James Levine and plans to publish next spring.
- Playwright's First Novel Bought
Talese bought North American rights in the book from London agent Clare Aitken via long distance while sailing in the Mediterranean, and in consultation with Doubleday publisher Steve Rubin, who was in Frankfurt at the book fair.
- Big Deal for Erdrich Kids' Books
Editorial director Alix Reid signed for world rights with agent Lisa Halliday at the Wylie Agency, and will edit the titles herself.
- Terry Goodkind to Self-Publish Next Novel
Goodkind's agent, Russell Galen, of Scovil Galen Ghosh, declined to offer any more details about the book, but confirmed that this will be the first title the author has self-published.
- Save Bookstores Day Tomorrow
Literary agent Kelly Sonnack, with the Andreas Brown Literary Agency, set up a Facebook page to promote the event to more than 8,000 of her closest friends.
- Smashwords Passes Milestone
According to the company, over 35,000 authors, small publishers and literary agents have used Smashwords to distribute their e-books to e-tailers that include Barnes & Noble, the Apple iBookstore, Sony, Kobo and the Diesel eBook Store.
- A Kennedy-Lawford Memoir
., Canadian, Philippines and audio rights from agent Loretta Barrett and will publish in fall 2005.
- Le Guin Titles in E-book Sale
Science fiction legend Ursula Le Guinis about to make her debut in e-book form—which would seem an ideal medium for an SF author—in a deal just made between her agent, Virginia Kidd, and Scott Pendergrast, who is copublisher at Fictionwi
- CNN's Dobbs for Doubleday
Roger Scholl, executive editor of the house's Currency imprint, which will publish the as yet untitled book next fall, bought it from agent Wayne S.
- TV Writer's First Novel Auctioned
The auction was conducted by agent Nick Ellison.
- With a Nod to John Donne
., Canadian and first serial from agent Kathleen Anderson at Anderson Grinberg, and foreign rights have already been sold in Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Sweden.
- Wolitzer's Back
Miller preempted for North American rights from agent Henry Dunow at Dunow & Carlson, and will publish a year from now.
- More Stone for Houghton
The contract, signed with agent Neal Olson at Donadio & Olson, calls for a new novel that will involve a campus murder, a book of short stories and a memoir—the latter dealing with the author's New York childhood with a schizophrenic mother.
- Portfolio Wins Spitzer Scandal Book
\t\tThe proposal that agent Liz Darhansoff has been shopping on the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer has found a home.
- Chimsky to Leave Harper San Francisco
He noted that "after 20 years in publishing, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to start my own business and to continue to work with authors, agents and publishers on exciting new projects."