- A Switch for 'Nerd' Author
Enderlin won an auction run by agent Maureen Walters at Curtis Brown for the books, which will be published initially in paper, with the third moving to hardcover.
- Obituary: Pauline de Margerie
De Margerie was responsible for the French paperback publication of a great many American titles, working with American agents, editors and scouts.
- Collins Agency in New Partnership
Collins said Williams will take over the scouting activities, while Collins develops an agenting operation.
- Frankfurt Fair Personnel Shifts
In addition, Riky Stock, director of the German Book Office in New York, will add managing the Literary Agents and Scouts Centre (LitAg) at this fall’s fair to her role.
- Job Moves: February 20, 2014
MacGregor Literary has hired Holly Lorincz as their newest literary agent.
- Singapore Novel to Norton
It was a two-book deal for world rights in Breaking the Tongue, about the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in WWII, and another book, made with agent Brettne Bloom at Hill & Barlow.
- APA Launches New Conference
According to an APA announcement, this event was designed to allow publishers to meet with agents and subsidiary rights representatives in a more "cost effective and time efficient manner."
- Klein Deadline
Nominations must include a letter from the author, publisher or agent, with supporting letters from five authors with whom the editor has worked, plus a list of books edited.
- On Submission: Fuhrman on Foster
Rumor has it that his proposal for such a book, shopped by agent Lucianne Goldberg, will hit publishers' desks on Monday.
- Tracking Amazon: Kennedy Book Rises Amid Press Coverage
Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir (Gallery Books) by Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent assigned to Jacqueline Kennedy who became very close friends with her, has seen great success on both lists.
- 2014 Frankfurt Fellowship to Focus on Children's, YA
Founded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the fair, the fellowship program aims to support "information exchanges and networking, while enhancing the professionalism of international publishers, editors, agents and licensing personnel."
- Morrow Buys Clone Book
Kolata was represented in the deal by agent John Brockman.
- E-Reads Wins Prize
A novel turned down by conventional publishers and ultimately issued by E-Reads, the e-book operation run by agent Richard Curtis, won the Commonwealth Prize for best first book for the African region.
- Memorial Set for Owen Laster
A memorial tribute has been scheduled for literary agent Owen Laster, who was at William Morris for 42 years and died in March.
- Job Moves: December 7, 2010
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management agent Jim McCarthy has been promoted to v-p at the agency.