- People: 12/7/2009
Kneerim & Williams Relocates Agent/lawyer John Taylor Williams is changing law firms, moving his agency, Kneerim & Williams, with him.
- Podcast: PW's Week Ahead for Friday, May 11
Authors’ representatives – otherwise known as literary agents – have done some writing on their own this week.
- S&S Announces New Dork Diaries Books
The deal was negotiated between deputy publisher Mara Anastas and agent Daniel Lazar of Writers House; executive editor Liesa Abrams will edit.
- S&S to Distribute Kindle Bestseller John Locke
The deal, which was negotiated by agent Jane Dystel, is an exclusive agreement whereby S&S will handle getting Locke's eight Donovan Creed novels into the retail market.
- William Morrow Gives Lehane His Own Imprint
General Books and Canada, and Liate Stehlik, senior v-p and publisher of William Morrow, with Lehane’s agent, Ann Rittenberg, president of the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc.
- Zigman Back, with Book & Movie
Agent Theresa Park at Sanford Greenburger, who made the sale, also worked with Richard Green at CAA to make a strong six-figure movie deal with Tom Hanks's Playtone production company, with Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding set to script and star.
- Creamer Signs WTC Oral History
Creamer bought world hard/soft rights (paperback for Broadway) from agent Chris Calhoun at Sterling Lord Literistic.
- A Magical Mystery Tour
Weil bought North American rights from agent Jandy Nelson at Manus & Associates on the Coast and plans to publish—when else?
- Clarkson Potter
After retiring from his company, now an imprint of Random House's Crown Publishing Group, Potter was president of Brandywine Press and served as a literary agent and consultant.
- Mary Queen of Scots at Auction
Dolan won the book with a strong North American rights bid to agent Emma Parry at Carlisle & Company.
- Big Deal for Dunn
The North American rights deal, including electronic and audio, was made with agent NickEllison.
- Worst Mine Disaster in U.S.
She bought world English rights for six figures in a deal conducted by agent Susan Raihofer at the David Black agency.
- Interest High in Dial Debut Novel
The book, about the struggles of a group of orphaned children in a remote corner of Ontario, was found in the slushpile at the London agency of Lutyens & Rubinstein, and was shopped here by cooperating agent Kim Witherspoon.
- T.C. Boyle's Fictional Kinsey
Slovak bought North American rights from agent Georges Borchardt and will publish next fall.
- Start Publishing Strikes Deal for 16 Titles
The books are a mix of romance and science fiction.Start Publishing president Jarred Weisfeld said the deal is part of Start’s strategy “to not just buy companies, but to increase our catalog through quality content from foreign and domestic publishers and agents.”