- A Peek at the December 6 'PW'
Runners-up to our Publishing Person of the Year include Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum of Electric Literature, outgoing Wiley CEO Will Pesce, Stieg Larsson champion Sonny Mehta, Google’s Tom Turvey, literary agent/Odyssey Editions head Andrew Wylie, and the iPad.
- Lerner Joins Gernert Company
\t\tBetsy Lerner has resigned as executive editor at Doubleday to join the Gernert Company as a literary agent.
- 'Bees' Author Will Be Back
The deal was made with agent Virginia Barber at the William Morris agency, and Dorman expects to publish next year; meanwhile Bees has been optioned for a movie by the producer of You've Got Mail, Lauren Shuler Donner, and has shipped more than 100,000 copies.
- Feynman Letters Bought at Basic
Hustad signed the major deal for the book with agent Melanie Jackson.
- PW: Hot Deals: NBCC Winner Takes Flight
- PW: $450,000 Buys 'Clean Underwear'
Tracy loved the proposal from Gannett-syndicated small business columnist Rhonda Abrams so much that he made the offer soon after agent Daniel Greenberg, of James Levine Communications Inc., messengered it over.
- The Patterson Package
Prolific bestselling thriller author James Patterson, who caused a stir a year ago when he jumped from longtime agent Richard Pine to Janklow & Nesbit, has made another leap--to William Morris, where Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is putting toge
- 'Emergency' for Comic Cho
Grau signed for North American rights with agent David Vigliano and will publish next year.
- 'Kite Runner' Author Back
Spiegel got U.S. rights only from agent Elaine Koster and, as before, other rights are being offered by Chandler Crawford for translation, David Grossman for the U.K. and Helen Heller for Canada.
- Big Deal for Seth Memoir
The sale, in a hotly contested auction, was made here by the author's agent in the U.S., Irene Skolnick.
- Red Fox Literary Opens for Business
This week agent Karen Grencik and editor Abigail Samoun officially launched their new venture, Red Fox Literary, an agency representing children’s book authors and illustrators and based out of Shell Beach, Calif.
- Hot Deals: Forsyth in Hollywood
\t\tThat Frederick Forsyth novel bringing the Phantom of the Opera's story up to date, which agent Ed Victor has been shopping around for a good while, has finally landed in an unlikely spot.
- Perry Mason as First Fiction
Set in California both now and in the heyday of their characters, the books are described as a hip confluence of Sex in the City and Murder She Wrote, and the deal was made by Coast agent Sandy Dijkstra.
- Short Takes
It was bought for six figures for world English rights by Doubleday's Trace Murphy from agent Ronald Goldfarb....
- Frankfurt's LitAg Draws Record Numbers for 2014 Fair
Frrankfurt Book Fair officials announced today that registrations for the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) have set a new record.