- B&N Expands Online Marketplace
The growth is coming with a partnership the retailer has established with a handful of retailers, including Wayfair.com, Right Start, Abe's of Maine and Deilvery Agent.
- Big New Deal for Burroughs
Enderlin made the new deal, for world rights and audio, with agent Christopher Schelling at the Ralph Vicinanza agency.
- Russert on Other Dads
Susan Mercandetti, a new arrival at Random from Miramax, bought world rights from Washington agent Bob Barnett.
- Confessions of a NYT 'Cad'
Haber bought North American and audio rights from agent David McCormick at IMG and will publish on (gulp!)
- New Deal for Literary Fantasist
Fforde has found his niche, and was solidified in it by a mid-six-figure deal made by Viking senior editor Molly Stern with Janklow & Nesbit agents Eric Simonoff and Tif Loehnis (in J&N's London office).
- Photomania: Stumptown 2009
Tom Neely (The Blot) Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas) and a gorilla engage in tomfoolery during the Stumptown Trophy Awards at Cosmic Monkey Comics.
- Harper Hot on Margolin
Another seven-figure deal, this time a "major" one, was done between HarperCollins executive editor Dan Conaway and agent Jean Naggar for two new novels by defense lawyer turned novelist Philip Margolin, even before his next book under the last co
- Putnam Signs Democrat Star
It was Putnam's David Highfill who signed the book for world rights with agent Philippa Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic, for publication next year—by which time Richardson may have become vice president, according to some observers.
- Jimmy Carter for Christmas
Carter and the agent will both forgo their fees, making the money available instead for the philanthropic doings of the Carter Center in Atlanta.
- An Editor's Advice for Writers
Von Mehren had the floor going into the auction arranged by Coast agent Amy Rennert, and, in classic style, exercised her topping privilege to take the book at its end.
- Rubin Buys Terrorist Thriller
The book's called The Pinocchio Syndrome and is described as having a highly unusual premise: in the post—September 11 world a mysterious body has come up with a way of carrying out, undetected, a genocidal reprisal against any ethnic group believed to be harboring terrorists; agent Deborah Sc
- Knopf Buys September 11 Saga
She bought world rights from agent Wendy Weil for a major six-figure advance.
- Godoff's Ghostly Buy
It's called The Ghost Hunters by Pulitzer Prize—winning science writer Deborah Blum (The Monkey Wars), and Godoff won it in a best-bid auction run by agent Suzanne Gluck at William Morris.
- D'Day to Offer Guide to Heaven
She paid a substantial six-figure advance for North American rights in a two-book deal made with agent Peter Miller at PMA Literary & Film Management, and will publish in fall of next year.
- View from Behind the Bar
He is Toby Cecchini, and agent Bill Clegg sold his book Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life at auction for a low- to mid-six figures, North American rights and audio.