- Harr's Next: Hunt for a Painting
The book was signed by Random president and publisher Ann Godoff with agent Andrew Wylie, for North American rights, and will be edited by executive editor Bob Loomis, who also worked on Harr's previous book.
- Steinbeck Son in Two-Book Buy
The agent was Elizabeth Winick of the McIntosh & Otis agency, which also represents the John Steinbeck estate.
- 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.
- Sinha Novel to S&S
\t\tDedi Felman at Simon & Schuster took U.S. rights to Indian writer Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People in an auction conducted by agent Dan Mandel at Sanford Greenburger on behalf of Carole Blake in the U.K.
- Gray Family Memoir for RH
It was a North American rights buy from agent Georges Borchardt, for a substantial six figures.
- First Novelist Hecht for Harper
Menaker bought world rights from agent David McCormick at the Collins-McCormick agency.
Toni Mendez-Shapiro, former Rockette and longtime literary agent, died at her home in Manhattan on March 9.
- Horror Ace Offers Vampire Trilogy
Agent Simon Lipskar at Writers House, who made the sale, describes the new series as "Anne Rice Meets the Arthurian Legends," and says they are set in medieval France and the Mideast at the time of the Crusades.
- New Look at Lizzie Borden
Karp bought North American rights from agent Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit and plans to publish in 2005.
- Legal Expert Turns Novelist
Goldstein's agent is one not normally associated with fiction: former HM publisher Wendy Strothman in Boston.
- S&S to Distribute Kindle Bestseller John Locke
The deal, which was negotiated by agent Jane Dystel, is an exclusive agreement whereby S&S will handle getting Locke's eight Donovan Creed novels into the retail market.
- Knowing Mr. Rogers
Now Madigan is putting it all into a Rogers memoir called I'm Proud of You, and in a recent auction run by Coast agent B.J.
- Mayflower Next for Philbrick
Viking's Wendy Wolf bought the untitled project from agent Stuart Krichevsky, for North American rights only, but publication is four years away; the author is still working on his next book.
- Fictionwise to End Branded Stores
According to a post on agent and e-book publisher Richard Curtis’ Web site, Fictionwise will close its branded stores by the end of the month.