- Weitzman Tabbed U.S. Rep to JIBF
She will also be instrumental in coordinating U.S. participation in the editorial and agent fellowship program.
- An Editor at Sea
Naturally, she figured there might be a book in it, and so did her agent, Gail Ross, who auctioned the proposal called Casting Off: My Unlikely Mid-Life Adventure on the High Seas, and found a winner in HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey.
- How to Be a Queen (Latifah)
World rights for the hardcover, acquired in a rumored low-six-figure deal negotiated by agent Denise Stinson, is tentatively titled From the Heart of a Queen and will be published in 1998.
- More Stone for Houghton
The contract, signed with agent Neal Olson at Donadio & Olson, calls for a new novel that will involve a campus murder, a book of short stories and a memoir—the latter dealing with the author's New York childhood with a schizophrenic mother.
- Portfolio Wins Spitzer Scandal Book
\t\tThe proposal that agent Liz Darhansoff has been shopping on the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer has found a home.
- HM Wins a Special-Ops Memoir
The five-house auction was run by a new San Francisco agent, E.J.
- William Morrow Gives Lehane His Own Imprint
General Books and Canada, and Liate Stehlik, senior v-p and publisher of William Morrow, with Lehane’s agent, Ann Rittenberg, president of the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc.
- Skyhorse Teams With Paperless Publishing to Release E-books
Agents can send submissions to Meghan Kilduff, publisher of Paperless Publishing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Smashwords Passes Milestone
According to the company, over 35,000 authors, small publishers and literary agents have used Smashwords to distribute their e-books to e-tailers that include Barnes & Noble, the Apple iBookstore, Sony, Kobo and the Diesel eBook Store.
- A Peek at the May 2 'PW'
The Soapbox is by agent Jennifer Weltz who describes selling foreign rights via Skype.
- Save Bookstores Day Tomorrow
Literary agent Kelly Sonnack, with the Andreas Brown Literary Agency, set up a Facebook page to promote the event to more than 8,000 of her closest friends.
Toni Mendez-Shapiro, former Rockette and longtime literary agent, died at her home in Manhattan on March 9.
- Gray Family Memoir for RH
It was a North American rights buy from agent Georges Borchardt, for a substantial six figures.
- First Novelist Hecht for Harper
Menaker bought world rights from agent David McCormick at the Collins-McCormick agency.
- Fictionwise to End Branded Stores
According to a post on agent and e-book publisher Richard Curtis’ Web site, Fictionwise will close its branded stores by the end of the month.