- 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.
- Big Payday for 'Yoga King'
Baron Baptiste, seen here in a typical relaxed pose, is known as "the king of American yoga," so when agent Ling Lucas offered a book proposal around, there was a flurry of interest.
- The 'Bug Book'
Warner v-p/executive editor Rick Horgan made a six-figure, two-book deal with L.A. agent Jerry Zeitman, based on a 17-page treatment that had an incarnation as a miniseries pitch to Warner's TV department.
- Wiley Gets Helicopter Ace's Tale
Now he is to tell his story in Helicopter Pilot, which he plans to write with Nick Taylor, coauthor on John Glenn's memoir, and which John Wiley executive editor Tom Miller just preempted for world rights from agent Bob DiForio; the deal also includes first and second serial, book
- Little, Brown Snags Berger Sequel
\t\tBased on a partial manuscript, Little, Brown editor Roger Donald has paid a rumored $300,000 advance in a deal negotiated by agent Don Congdon, for The Return of Little Big Man, the sequel to the 1964 Thomas Berger classic that was als
- Big Deal for Four from Moore
The deal was made with agent Nick Ellison for North American plus audio and includes two "major" books, a novel about death called A Dirty Job and an untitled one.
- Publisher Sells Own Thriller
She bought U.S. rights from agent Henry Dunow and sales have also been made, by Dunow and his U.K. associate, Andrew Nurnberg, to Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland, Australia and Norway.
- Steven Pinker on Thought
Wendy Wolf here and Stefan McGrath in London bought The Stuff of Thought: Human Ideas and Where They Come From from agent John Brockman, and Wolf will publish here in 2005.
- New Take on 'Little Women'
Weber, whose most recent novel was The Music Lesson, has written a tale of three young women who flee home and their romantic entanglements, and agent Gloria Loomis sold North American rights for a "handsome" six figures.
- TV Writer's First Novel Auctioned
The auction was conducted by agent Nick Ellison.
- Boyle's Next: Off to Alaska
According to Slovak, who bought North American rights to Drop City from agent Georges Borchardt, it's one of the author's "strongest yet--a richly rewarding character study full of adventure and surprising twists."
- Steinbeck Son in Two-Book Buy
The agent was Elizabeth Winick of the McIntosh & Otis agency, which also represents the John Steinbeck estate.
- 'Mask Boy' Tale to Putnam
She bought world hard/soft rights, plus audio and first serial, to The Boy Behind the Mask from agents Noah Lukeman and Irv Schwartz at AMG.
- Palmer Moving to SMP
SMP's Matthew Shear, who used to handle the author at Bantam, made the North American rights deal with agent Jane Birkey at Jane Rotrosen, and Palmer's SMP editor will be Jennifer Enderlin.
- New Opponent for Bush
Dunne bought world, audio and serial rights from agent Fredericka Friedman.