Archive for the ‘rights’ Category

Better Renew Your Membership!

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Book of the Month club has chosen Nellie Hermann’s THE CURE FOR GRIEF (coming this summer from Scribner) as an alternate selection for its August catalogue.


Making It Look Easy

Monday, February 25th, 2008

EASY INNOCENCE by Libby Fischer Hellmann doesn’t come out until April but it’s already received it’s first starred review!

Library Journal praises it by saying, “Hellmann brings to life the reality of hazing and bullying among teenage girls in a story with enough twists and turns to keep you reading to the end. Highly recommended.”

Uber Alles in Deutschland

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Adam Fawer’s novel IMPROBABLE is number 33 this week on the German BUCHREPORT Hardcover Bestseller list.

In other IMPROBABLE news, rights were recently sold in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, China, and Turkey, bringing the total number of foreign editions up to 17.

Congratulations, Adam!


It’s an IMPROBABLE world

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Rights to Adam Fawer’s Improbable were recently sold in Greece, Norway, and Portugal, bringing the total number of foreign editions sold up to twelve.


Always Be Closing

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

We have three new domestic sales to announce:

  • Laurie Lindop and Marianne Taylor’s THE STARVING ARTIST’S SURVIVAL GUIDE, a hilarious dissection of the lives of the struggling creative, to Patrick Price at Simon Spotlight Entertainment.
  • Ann Rittenberg (perhaps you’ve heard of her?) and Laura Whitcomb’s HOW TO WRITE AND SELL YOUR FIRST NOVEL, witty and sensible advice to writers working on their first novel, to Kelly Nickell at Writer’s Digest Books.
  • Wall Street Journal writer Robert J. Hughes’s LATE & SOON, a Jamesian novel about the New York art world and the confusion of love, to Don Weise at Carroll & Graf.

Congratulations to all of our clients!


Houghton Mifflin sees A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT

Monday, April 12th, 2004

Eden Edwards at Houghton Mifflin is over the moon about Laura Whitcomb’s A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT. She plans to publish the book under the new Graphia imprint in Fall of 2005. Congratulations, Laura!


MEENA travels to the UK and Japan; Melody to speak in LA

Friday, April 9th, 2004

After an awesome–if a tad exhausting–London International Book Fair, we made two foreign deals for Melody Ermachild Chavis’ MEENA, HEROINE of AFGHANISTAN: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. Bantam UK will publish the book in the UK and the Commonwealth, and Kobunsha will publish in Japanese. Congratulations to RAWA and Melody!

And continuing her never-ending book tour, Melody will be part of the Los Angeles Festival of Books program called “From Afghanistan to Israel and Iran: Women in the Middle.” The panel discussion will be on Sunday, April 25, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., with a book signing to follow. The full panel schedule can be found here.


Matthew Fox to make his debut

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

Canadian English and French world rights to Matthew Fox’s first collection of short stories, CITIES OF WEATHER, have sold to John Terauds at Cormorant Books. Matthew is a New School MFA graduate and former student of Jhumpa Lahiri whose stores feature gay hipsters, Italian grandmothers, a family of undertakers, and a hand-obsessed conceptual artist, among others. Congratulations, Matthew!


More foreign sales of IMPROBABLE

Thursday, January 8th, 2004

No one thought it was unlikely to happen, but we’re all very excited that Adam Fawer’s IMPROBABLE has already been sold in Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands.



Tuesday, October 21st, 2003

Last week, we reported three sales to Publishers Marketplace:

A “thinking man’s thriller” based on probability theory and quantum physics, Adam Fawer’s IMPROBABLE is about a brilliant mathematician suffering from epileptic seizures who gains the ability to “see” into the future by gauging the consequences of his actions and the probability of various outcomes. Mauro diPreta at William Morrow, who bought the book, calls the book “‘A Beautiful Mind’ meets Michael Crichton.”

Christine Kehl O’Hagan’s memoir THE BOOK OF KEHLS, which carries us through four generations of muscular dystrophy, was sold to Dori Weintraub at St. Martin’s.

Stephen Moore at the Paul Kohner Agency sold, on our behalf, the film rights to Brad Smith’s ALL HAT to Jennifer Jonas at New Real Films.

Congratulations Adam, Christine, and Brad!