- Cerf Bio Set at Random
She will use them as the basis for a book she will write for Random veteran editor Robert Loomis, who bought North American rights in her founder's tale from agent Betsy Lerner at the Gernert Company.
- Self-Taught Artist's Hyperion Deal
The illustrated diary that resulted, Everyday Matters, was published last fall by Princeton Architectural Press, and struck such a chord with readers, including Hyperion publisher Bob Miller, that when his agent, P.J.
- Raab's Mafia Study to SMP
The world rights deal, done with agent Sam Pinkus at McIntosh & Otis, calls for delivery of a manuscript Pinkus thinks will be the definitive Mafia book in late 2003.
- Preston, Child are Soon a 'Relic' of Forge's Past
Relic authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are moving to Warner Books with a $2.2-million, two-book deal negotiated by their new agent, Eric Simonoff, and Warner Books editor Betsy Mitchell -- regardless of the $1.5 million offer Doherty put on the table.
- NPR's Adams on Wright Bros.
Ross bought world rights to The Flyers: Orville and Wilbur 1903 from agent Jonathan Lazear and plans to publish in fall of next year.
- Goldberger on Ground Zero Plans
She bought world rights in the untitled work from agent Amanda Urban at ICM and will edit it herself, for publication on the second anniversary of the attack, in September 2003.
- Points for Counterpoint
From Toronto agent Bella Pomer she bought U.S. rights in a novel called Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay, whose A Student of Weather won Canada's prestigious Giller Prize.
- Pain Book Won at Auction
She paid what agent Henry Dunow calls "a healthy mid-six figures" for world rights in a book that will combine reportage and personal narrative on the author's own struggle against chronic pain, which is a disease suffered by millions of Americans.
- Pearl's Widow Writing for Scribner
The agent was Kris Dahl at ICM, and the book is expected in early 2003.
- Senate Leader's Inside Look
Crown editorial director Steve Ross signed the book from agent Bob Barnett at D.C.'
- PW: Friedman's Next from FSG
Executive editor Jonathan Galassi made the reported $500,000, one-book deal with ICM agent Esther Newberg and plans a spring 1999 publication.Back To News --->
- 'Investment Biker' Rides Again
Now he's been off on his travels again, this time journeying around the world for three years (and visiting 116 countries) in a custom-built Mercedes convertible, and the results of his new exploits will appear in Adventure Capitalist, which Random v-p and senior editor Jonathan Karp has ju
- Random's Russian Star
He preempted North American rights from agent Linda Michaels, who was representing Akunin's translation rights on behalf of his Italian publisher, Frassinelli (his work has made a number of foreign sales).
- Warner Widens Center Street
McGregor, who's agented Let's Roll author Lisa Beamer and also been an editor at Oregon's Harvest House, will complement the role of Lori Quinn (she's associate publisher, marketing), and oversee acquisitions as well as edit.
- Liddy, Spence Rate Seven Figures from SMP
This latest book on the Trial of the Century is the first under a reported seven-figure, three-book deal negotiated between SMP senior editor Robert Weil and agent Peter Lampack.