- Disney Town Sparks (at Least) Two Books
In a six-figure contract negotiated by agent Elyse Cheney, Ballantine executive editor Peter Borland acquired a proposed book on the topic by hotshot New York professor Andrew Ross, who's already been the subject of consumer magazine profiles and who plans to move down to the community soon.
- A Chinese Sensation
That's what agent Barbara Zitwer ran across on a recent vacation in China.
- Kensington Bingeing on Romance
The agent on this deal, also world rights, was Aaron Priest.
- Galley Talk: 'The Accident' by Chris Pavone
Literary agent Isabel Reed has just read the last page of an astonishing manuscript by an anonymous author; as an old hand in the publishing industry, she knows just how explosive this exposé of a longtime media giant, and of the CIA, is going to be As we hurtle through a singl
- Court Upholds Decision in Lampack V. Grimes
In the latest ruling, which focused on literary agent Peter Lampack's attempt to get royalties on a novel by former client Martha Grimes, the court upheld the lower court decision against Lampack.
- PubMatch to Be Part of New BEA Digital Network
PubMatch has made great strides in the past few years to help publishers, authors and agents manage and automate their available rights.
- First Annual PubSmart Conference Set for Charleston
This is really a terrific opportunity, and one where all of us – writers, editors, agents, publicists, and more – will all come away learning something new about the various publishing venues available today,” said Jeff Kleinman, one of the founders of Folio Literary Management.
- Norton Signs NBA Nominee to New Deal
Norton's Jill Bialosky brokered the deal for reprint rights to that title with agent Ryan Fischer-Harbage; Bialosky also acquired Campbell's next book, in a separate deal struck with Campbell's agent Bill Clegg of William Morris Endeavor, taking North American rights to Once upon a Rive
- An Author's Escalation
Meanwhile, fellow agent Steve Malk sold a YA novel by Donnelly, A Northern Light, at auction to Harcourt.
- Four Novels Signed Before Debut
The agent on the new deal was Elaine Koster, but Matturro had made the earlier sale to Marino herself, giving the publisher foreign, film and audio rights; on the second deal, after Koster took over, the canny agent sold North American only, k
- Short Takes
Flamini got world rights, except for the U.K. and Commonwealth (bought by Orion in London), from agent Lynne Rabinoff....The Pulitzer Prize—winning author of Gulag: A History, Anne Applebaum, has signed again with Doubleday's Kris Puopolo for a big new book called The Anti-
- Print Ahead for FBI Spy
Simpson case and Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame, and was signed with agent Jane Dystel.
- Short Takes
The agent was Mel Berger at William Morris; publication is next spring.
- Richard Nash Joins Byliner Staff
In his new role, Nash will work to add more content to Byliner—it has more than 30,000 stories on the site now—dealing directly with publishers, media brands and agents.
- News Briefs: Week of December 10, 2012
\tHachette Implements New E Agreements \tHachette Book Group’s new e-book agreements are now being adopted by its e-book agents.