- 'Bees' Author Will Be Back
The deal was made with agent Virginia Barber at the William Morris agency, and Dorman expects to publish next year; meanwhile Bees has been optioned for a movie by the producer of You've Got Mail, Lauren Shuler Donner, and has shipped more than 100,000 copies.
- Feynman Letters Bought at Basic
Hustad signed the major deal for the book with agent Melanie Jackson.
- PW: Hot Deals: NBCC Winner Takes Flight
- PW: $450,000 Buys 'Clean Underwear'
Tracy loved the proposal from Gannett-syndicated small business columnist Rhonda Abrams so much that he made the offer soon after agent Daniel Greenberg, of James Levine Communications Inc., messengered it over.
- Hot Deals: Forsyth in Hollywood
\t\tThat Frederick Forsyth novel bringing the Phantom of the Opera's story up to date, which agent Ed Victor has been shopping around for a good while, has finally landed in an unlikely spot.
- Perry Mason as First Fiction
Set in California both now and in the heyday of their characters, the books are described as a hip confluence of Sex in the City and Murder She Wrote, and the deal was made by Coast agent Sandy Dijkstra.
- Elizabeth Cater, 70
Cater began her career as a children's book agent and editor, then moved into sub rights positions at a number of publishers, some long gone, including Bobbs-Merrill, Liveright, Praeger and Putnam.
- Remembering Marlon
Englund, who signed for world rights directly with the editor, said, "There has not been a book, I felt, including his autobiography, for which I was the agent, that pictured Marlon as he is.
- In Ann Rule's Backyard
Hills made his deal, for world rights, first serial and audio, with agents Joan and Joe Foley.
- Bin Laden Title Accelerated
Senior editor Rachel Klayman, who bought the book, North American rights, from agent Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit, has been working with the author to move the book along and add relevant, up-to-date material.
- Sen. Graham Blasts U.S. Security
In the course of it he plans to raise questions about the competence and honesty of certain government officials, according to editor-in-chief Jonathan Karp, who signed for world rights with agent Robert Barnett of Washington's Williams & Wilkins.
- Random Buys Two by Fuentes
Medina took North American hardcover and paperback rights in a collection of personal essays and a novel from agent Carl Brandt, and will publish the first next year.
- Short Takes
Agent Brian DeFiore made the North American rights sale.
- Mrs. Conroy Signs for #2
Wells bought world English, serial and audio from agent Marly Rusoff and plans to publish in summer 2004.
- Cussler Writing for Kids
Green, who signed the author with agent Peter Lampack, said he had long admired Cussler's work, thought his adventure writing made him ideal for the YA market, and felt the book would be in the tradition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.