- Job Moves: March 9, 2011
Nolan, who starts at the entertainment agency on March 14, was most recently a literary agent at DeFiore and Company where her authors include Danica McKellar and Stephen "Steve-O" Glover.
- S&S Announces New Dork Diaries Books
The deal was negotiated between deputy publisher Mara Anastas and agent Daniel Lazar of Writers House; executive editor Liesa Abrams will edit.
- Leno Doing Kids' Book for S&S
TV late-night talk show host Jay Leno has signed to do a children's picture book for S&S Books for Young Readers, where president Rick Richter signed him with agent Amanda Urban at ICM and Byron Preiss, of his own company, w
- 'Jenny Jones: My Story' Comes This Fall
Jones, whose talk show is seen by 24 million viewers each week, was repped by William Morris agent Mel Berger; she plans to donate all proceeds to breast cancer research.
- 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.
- Zigman Back, with Book & Movie
Agent Theresa Park at Sanford Greenburger, who made the sale, also worked with Richard Green at CAA to make a strong six-figure movie deal with Tom Hanks's Playtone production company, with Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding set to script and star.
- Book, Movie Deals for First Novel
This story of an American ad exec kidnapped after a plane crash in the Congo and the efforts of his wife and blind son to locate him was bought for world rights by editor Antonia Fusco at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, in a sale orchestrated by Dallas agent David Hale Smith of DHS
- Short Takes
Witte preempted for world rights from agent James Levine and plans to publish next spring.
- Hot Deals: Live From Dell
Dan Strone at William Morris was his agent for the deal.
- Allende's New Homeland
Karten bought world English and North American Spanish-language rights in the book, plus audio, from Barcelona agent Carmen Balcells and will publish next summer.
- Publisher Has Own Novel
Stern bought North American rights from agent Nina Collins at Collins/McCormick and will publish in winter 2005.
- Jill Saddles Up
A Passion for Horses was just bought for a "very healthy" six figures by Rodale's Stephanie Tade from agent Matthew Guma at Arthur Pine Associates.
- A Kennedy-Lawford Memoir
., Canadian, Philippines and audio rights from agent Loretta Barrett and will publish in fall 2005.
- 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
- First Novel from Pulitzer Playwright
The deal was made with agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at William Morris.