- News Briefs: Week of February 22, 2016
Wasserman Named Heyday PublisherSteve Wasserman, whose publishing career included stints as an agent and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, has been named publisher and executive director of Heyday Books.
- Vigliano to Sell Agency
Literary agent David Vigliano is selling his company, Vigliano Associates, to Y Entertainment Group, the entertainment subsidiary of Ron Burkle's private equity and venture capitalist firm, the Yucaipa Cos, according to the New York Post.
- Karp and Singh Nab Parenting Book/Memoir
Anjali Singh and Jonathan Karp at S&S acquired the book from agent Sydelle Kramer at Susan Rabiner.
- A Peek at the December 13 'PW'
Monday’s issue is our second-to-last of the year, and literary agent Richard Curtis returns with another end-of-the-year poem on the Soapbox page.
- Silverberg Leaving NEA
\tLiterary agent-turned director of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts, Ira Silverberg, is leaving the job to return to New York City.
- 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.
- Job Moves: April 22, 2013
\tJulia Kenny is joining the Dunow Carlson & Lerner Agency as an agent.
- Evanovich Signs New Deal with BBD
This deal, which is for a new series Evanovich will be writing with TV/film scribe Phoef Sutton, was done by Evanovich's agent, Peter Evanovich, and president and publisher of RH, Gina Centrello, with executive v-p of BBD, Libby McGuire.
- Job Moves: June 16, 2014
Lisa Barnes, formerly Ballantine Bantam Dell assistant director of publicity, has joined the Random House Speakers Bureau as assistant agent director.
- Ajami Book on Arabs Auctioned
His bid for world English rights to agent Jennifer Gates at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth beat out offers from Norton, HarperCollins, Riverhead and Random House.
- Alice Randall Redux
It's called Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, and senior editor Anton Mueller signed it for world rights directly with Randall, without benefit of agent, hoping to publish next spring.
- Another Side of Shakur
Letters, poems and erotic fantasies by late rap icon Tupac Shakur, written to Angela Ardis, who wrote to him in jail in 1995, will be published in a book called Inside a Thug's Heart, which Karen Thomas at Kensington's Dafina imp
- Francis Greenburger Now Shareholder in OR Books
., and the founder of the Catskill-based OMI Center for the Arts, which includes the writers residency Ledig House.Greenburger joins shareholders Peter Mayer, owner and publisher of Overlook Press and former CEO of Penguin Books; Don Linn, director of the University of Chicago Press Distribution Cen
- Morrow to Pub New, Authorized Agatha Christie Novel
Executive v-p of the imprint, Daniel Mallory, took world English rights to the book, with David Brawn at HarperCollins UK, from Acorn Productions Ltd (which oversees the Christie estate) and Hannah's agent, Peter Straus.
- Michael Murphy Dies at 63
Michael Murphy, a former publishing executive and literary agent, died on October 19 after a short illness.