- Burroughs Running Back
Martin's Press editor, Jennifer Enderlin, was quick to sign him up for a further two books with agent Christopher Schelling at Ralph Vicinanza.
- Onassis's Personal Secretary Nets $1 Mil
Putnam senior v-p Nanscy Neiman acquired the book from agent Helen Rees in a rumored $1-million deal.
- Analyzing Bush
Martin's bought for North American rights from agent Andrew Blauner.
- Dante as Spiritual Guide
Marino paid six figures to agent William Clark, himself a Dante devotee, for U.S. and Canadian rights; Agnes Krup is handling foreign, except U.K.
Toni Mendez-Shapiro, former Rockette and longtime literary agent, died at her home in Manhattan on March 9.
- Bush Adviser Gets Her Book
Executive editor Pam Dorman bought her proposal for world rights from D.C. agent Bob Barnett at Williams & Connolly, and aims to publish in 2004.
- A Peek at the May 2 'PW'
The Soapbox is by agent Jennifer Weltz who describes selling foreign rights via Skype.
- Book, Movie Deals for First Novel
This story of an American ad exec kidnapped after a plane crash in the Congo and the efforts of his wife and blind son to locate him was bought for world rights by editor Antonia Fusco at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, in a sale orchestrated by Dallas agent David Hale Smith of DHS
- HM Wins a Special-Ops Memoir
The five-house auction was run by a new San Francisco agent, E.J.
- First Novel from Pulitzer Playwright
The deal was made with agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at William Morris.
- A Prisoner in Baghdad
HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey preempted the book with a strong six-figure bid to agent Flip Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic and plans to publish next spring.
- 'Jenny Jones: My Story' Comes This Fall
Jones, whose talk show is seen by 24 million viewers each week, was repped by William Morris agent Mel Berger; she plans to donate all proceeds to breast cancer research.
- E-Book Rights Panel Set for September 28
Set to speak are Authors Guild executive director Paul Aiken, agent Scott Waxman, attorney Lloyd Jassin and Neil de Young, executive director of Hachette Digital.
- 'Alive!' Survivor Tells Own Story
is now telling his own story, and Crown's Annik La Farge has bought world rights in it from agent Stephanie Kip Rostan at Levine Greenberg.
- Rosie Kids Around
Vice-president and executive editor Jamie Raab told PW that this book was O'Donnell's idea, and that in this separate book deal negotiated with O'Donnell's agent Amanda Urban, the talk-show star and Warner will donate all proceeds to charity.