- A Kennedy-Lawford Memoir
., Canadian, Philippines and audio rights from agent Loretta Barrett and will publish in fall 2005.
- E-Book Rights Panel Set for September 28
Set to speak are Authors Guild executive director Paul Aiken, agent Scott Waxman, attorney Lloyd Jassin and Neil de Young, executive director of Hachette Digital.
- 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.
- Le Guin Titles in E-book Sale
Science fiction legend Ursula Le Guinis about to make her debut in e-book form—which would seem an ideal medium for an SF author—in a deal just made between her agent, Virginia Kidd, and Scott Pendergrast, who is copublisher at Fictionwi
- Onassis's Personal Secretary Nets $1 Mil
Putnam senior v-p Nanscy Neiman acquired the book from agent Helen Rees in a rumored $1-million deal.
- Big Payday for 'Yoga King'
Baron Baptiste, seen here in a typical relaxed pose, is known as "the king of American yoga," so when agent Ling Lucas offered a book proposal around, there was a flurry of interest.
- The 'Bug Book'
Warner v-p/executive editor Rick Horgan made a six-figure, two-book deal with L.A. agent Jerry Zeitman, based on a 17-page treatment that had an incarnation as a miniseries pitch to Warner's TV department.
- TV Writer's First Novel Auctioned
The auction was conducted by agent Nick Ellison.
- Boyle's Next: Off to Alaska
According to Slovak, who bought North American rights to Drop City from agent Georges Borchardt, it's one of the author's "strongest yet--a richly rewarding character study full of adventure and surprising twists."
- Big Deal for Four from Moore
The deal was made with agent Nick Ellison for North American plus audio and includes two "major" books, a novel about death called A Dirty Job and an untitled one.
- Publisher Sells Own Thriller
She bought U.S. rights from agent Henry Dunow and sales have also been made, by Dunow and his U.K. associate, Andrew Nurnberg, to Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland, Australia and Norway.
- Steven Pinker on Thought
Wendy Wolf here and Stefan McGrath in London bought The Stuff of Thought: Human Ideas and Where They Come From from agent John Brockman, and Wolf will publish here in 2005.
- Park Avenue Stories
A book of short stories called Better Homes and Husbands by a first-time writer was the first major book rights sale for an agent better known for movie deals: Bill Contardi, formerly at William Morris and now working with Brandt &
- Chimsky to Leave Harper San Francisco
He noted that "after 20 years in publishing, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to start my own business and to continue to work with authors, agents and publishers on exciting new projects."
- Five for Fern
Kensington CEO Steve Zacharius negotiated the deal with agent Martin Friedman at McLaughlin & Stern, and the books will be edited by Audrey LaFehr.