- A Novel Debut in Audio
He paid into seven figures for world rights to The Memory of Running by TV actor and seasoned audio reader Ron McLarty, and a second novel, to agent Jeff Kleinman at Graybill & English.
- Caesar on Caesar (Sid, That Is)
The book was signed with agent Mel Berger at the William Morris agency, and the plan is to publish in spring 2003.
- Birders All
The seller was Colorado-based agent Jody Rein, who sold world rights excluding the U.K.
- Faye Kellerman Moves Over
The female half of the prodigious Kellerman partnership (she and husband Jonathan each do a bestselling book a year, but never together) has taken her act from Morrow over to Warner, where Time Warner
- Pollock to Van Gogh
Senior editor Katie Hall preempted North American rights only from agent Mel Berger at William Morris and tentatively plans to publish four years from now.
- Edmund White Times Two
The North American rights deals, signed with agent Amanda Urban at ICM, are for several years hence, the novel for January 2004, the memoir for two years later.
- A Chinese Teenager's Diary
Paris agent Susanna Lea took it on, has already sold it (on preempts) in the U.K., Holland and Portugal, and has made further sales to Italy and Greece; now it's heading our way.
- Self-Published Writer Moves Up
The deal was made with Coast agent Ken Atchity of AEI, who encountered the author at the BookExpo in Los Angeles this year, where she was touting her book, and decided to take her on.
- 'Thomas Covenant' Returns
The house's editorial director, Jennifer Hershey, bought North American rights to the new quartet from agent Howard Morhaim and will publish the first of them, The Runes of Earth, next fall, with a Berkley paperback to follow in 2005.
- Blair's Book Goes West
Viner bought the book, Burning Down My Master's House: My Life at the New York Times from agent David Vigliano for a six-figure sum for U.S., Canada and audio rights and said he was planning to publish on March 9; the book is already more than half completed.
- Hot Deals: The Cat Seat
It was widely submitted, said Wolcott's agent, Elyse Cheney at Sanford J.
- Roth Imagines President Lindbergh
Silver bought North American rights from agent Andrew Wylie and will publish in October, just before the presidential election.
- Second Golden Signing at Knopf
She bought world rights from agent Leigh Feldman at Darhansoff Verrill & Feldman for an untitled book that will be an account of the making of an American tycoon in the early years of the last century.
- An Irish Atrocity
HarperCollins executive editor Dan Conaway bought Duffy's story, North American rights, from agent Mary Evans, for delivery next year.
- Ballantine Stocking Up
Mark Tavani signed the world rights deal with agent Cynthia Manson.