- Krentz/Quick United
Gerber signed with agent Steve Axelrod for the three books, all historicals by Quick, with the first, due next year, set in Regency London; two will be Putnam hardcovers, the third a Berkley paperback.
- Harcourt Gets Wallach Memoir
Bernard bought world rights (excluding German, to be sold separately) from agent Marly Rusoff.
- 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.
- Harris Moving to S&S
S&S publisher David Rosenthal, who signed the contract for U.S. rights with agent Michael Carlisle, said the first of the new titles, to appear in fall next year, will be a novel of politics in ancient Rome, the first of a trilogy.
- The Word from Hans Blix
Dan Frank bought the untitled book, in which Hans Blix describes his struggles to gain more time as war approached, from Jane Gelfman at Gelfman & Schneider, co-agenting for Curtis Brown in London.
- Actress's YA Series Expands
The world rights deal was made with Hollywood agent Alan Nevins at The Firm.
- Tannen on Mothers vs. Daughters
She got North American rights from agent Suzanne Gluck at William Morris.
- Gibbons Signs with Harcourt
Patty signed with agent Joy Harris for North American rights.
- New RH Deal for 'Prague' Author
The first of the two books, which she signed for world rights with agent Marly Rusoff, is an untitled novel about a 1920s Egyptologist whose fake claim of the discovery of a royal tomb ruins his life.
- Publisher Has Own Novel
Stern bought North American rights from agent Nina Collins at Collins/McCormick and will publish in winter 2005.
- Wiley Gets Helicopter Ace's Tale
Now he is to tell his story in Helicopter Pilot, which he plans to write with Nick Taylor, coauthor on John Glenn's memoir, and which John Wiley executive editor Tom Miller just preempted for world rights from agent Bob DiForio; the deal also includes first and second serial, book
- Diller Delivering 'Lampshade'
The North American rights sale was made by agent Linda Conner.
- Reichl to Edit HM Cookbook
Houghton executive editor Rux Martin bought North American rights from agent Doe Coover and will publish in fall next year, expecting the book to become a "cornerstone" of the publisher's cookbook program.
- Carrying on the Burke Franchise
Barth bought world rights, excluding British, from Alafair's father's agent, Phil Spitzer.
- In Search of Oak
The book went to auction, which agent Russell Galen conducted by cell phone while hiking in Grand Teton National Park recently, and the winner for world rights was John Glusman of Farrar, Straus & Giroux.