- O'Hara Memoir for S&S
It was agent Mitchell Waters at Curtis Brown who took the 82-year-old star around to meet publishers just before the July 4 holiday and who concluded the deal with Adams.
- Franken Back in the Ring
It was a seven-figure deal, signed with agent Jonathon Lazear, who remarked he hoped that perhaps Franken and Bill O'Reilly, his conservative opposite number, might be able to reprise their angry confrontation at last summer's BEA, which immediately preceded the Fox lawsuit.
- The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference in New York City
There’ll be some heavy-hitters in the field speaking—cookbook editors, authors, agents, bloggers, and newspaper and magazine writers.
- Stampfel-Volpe Forms New Leaf Literary
The literary agent has formed New Leaf Literary & Media and, she said in a release, is bringing "a substantial" portion of the business from Nancy Coffey with her.
- Buzzed 'Deadmail' Goes to Doubleday
After we broke the news yesterday about a hot U.S. auction agent Molly Friedrich was coordinating at the Frankfurt Book Fair for Laurie Frankel's sophomore novel Deadmail, we have word that the title has been acquired by Alison Callahan at Doubleday.
- Knopf to Publish Sotomayor Memoir
Sonny Mehta, Knopf chairman and editor-in-chief, acquired world rights, including pre- and post-publication serial rights, English-language and translation rights, and audio and electronic rights, from literary agent Peter W.
- Job Moves: December 20, 2010
Agent Deborah Grosvenor is re-establishing the Grosvenor Literary Agency, which she ran for 10 years prior to joining Kneerim & Williams.
- PW Events Listing: L.A. Bookwoman Conference on Book Publishing
What: An all-day event featuring a series of workshops and panels on topics including new self-publishing models, developments in digital publishing (e-books and book apps), new social media book marketing strategies, and pitching to literary agents and producers.
- New Break for 'Minotaur' Author
A first novel with the unusual title The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break was a resounding hit, particularly with independent bookstores, for Southern author Steven Sherrill, and now his agent at Writers House, Simon Lipskar, has made a
- Golden Inks Deal For Pokémon Titles
The agreement, which had been in the works for several weeks (News, May 17), was signed with Leisure Concepts, the licensing agent for Nintendo, which developed the Pokéman characters that are featured in a bestselling video game and popular television show.
- Depression and War
The book sale was made by agent Stuart Krichevsky, and movie rights are with Howard Sanders and Richard Green of UTA.
- Story of a Secret Sub
Its story will be told in a book just auctioned to Doug Grad at NAL, in a six-figure world-rights deal, by agent Jane Dystel.
- Irish Rags-to-Riches Tale on Offer
Agent Richard Curtis is handling North American rights.
- PW: Barbara and Bob Miller, Together Again
Miller paid a reported high-six-figure advance for the book in an auction held by agent Harvey Klinger.Back To News ---> Search | Bestsellers
- Swift Preempt for Comedy Thriller
An overnight read by Marc Resnick at the Minotaur imprint at SMP led to a swift preempt (by long-distance phone to agent Joe Veltre, away at a writers' conference in Aspen) for a comedy thriller called Bahamarama by journalist and