- Job Moves: May 24, 2013
\tCharlie Olsen, an associate in the foreign rights department of InkWell Management, has been promoted to agent.
- Herz Up at Doubleday
In announcing the promotion, Chirico wrote, "her knowledge and savvy have earned her the trust of authors, the respect of agents, and the admiration of her colleagues."
- WaPo Teaming With Diversion Books for E-Book Series
The Washington Post has partnered with Diversion Books, the e-book publisher founded by agent Scott Waxman, to do a series of e-originals.
- Sedaris Back to Grand Central
The deal was negotiated with literary agent Tracy Fisher at the William Morris Agency.
- Job Moves: December 19, 2013
\tLeslie Stoker, v-p and publishing director, lifestyle at Abrams, will be leaving the company at the end of the year to pursue opportunities as a consultant and agent.
- Job Moves: April 16, 2014
Cook, is joining Yates & Yates as associate literary agent.
- Kelly's First Deal
\t\tNew Morrow editor-in-chief Betty Nichols Kelly has acquired her first book with a reported $500,000 preemptive bid to agent Alex Smithline to publish Link, a first novel by 28-year-old screenwriter Walt William Becker.
- HM Looks at 'Toddler Culture'
He took Toddler Culture by investigative journalist and broadcaster Susan Gregory Thomas from agent Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit.
- New Series Character for Robert B. Parker
But fans of Parker's popular Spenser character needn't worry: Parker, who is represented by agent Helen Brann, will continue to do that series as well, with the next entry, Small Vices, out on March 31.
- An Editor's Famous Father
There were several bidders when agent Gloria Loomis at Watkins Loomis sent it around, but Norton's Bob Weil came up the winner as the editor Sifton most wanted to work with, and the world rights deal (except Germany) was concluded with him.
- Rosie Kids Around
Vice-president and executive editor Jamie Raab told PW that this book was O'Donnell's idea, and that in this separate book deal negotiated with O'Donnell's agent Amanda Urban, the talk-show star and Warner will donate all proceeds to charity.
- Big Buy of Walters Memoir
It was a deal for world English rights, signed by editor Susan Mercandelli (along with Miramax's Steve Hutensky and Charles Layton) with agent Mort Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit.
- Dell Snags 'Vanity Fair' Contrib on Cunanan
Executive editor Tom Spain acquired world rights from Orth's agent Amanda Urban and plans a spring 1998 publication.
- Rosenberg Reunited at Kensington
The two-book, hard/soft deal was signed by Kensington chief Walter Zacharius with agent Arthur Klebanoff at the Scott Meredith agency, and was for world rights outside the British Commonwealth, plus electronic, large print and book club.
- Chick Lit Research
News of a possible new direction in that hard-worked genre comes from agent Joe Veltre at Carlisle & Company, who has just taken a preemptive offer for two books by Lauren Willig, a young woman just finishing her Harvard Ph.D.