Publishing Deals for Upcoming Books

Doesn’t it seem wrong that this book is being published by Crown (Random House) and not HarperCollins?
Publishing director at Harper UK, Jane Johnson’s CROSSED BONES, about a London woman who becomes obsessed with the story of a Cornish girl kidnapped in 1625 by Moroccan pirates, to Allison McCabe at Crown, for publication in 2008, by Russell Galen at Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency (US).

But doesn’t it seem even more wrong that a guy is writing as a girl about a girl’s guide?
Film right: Eric Garcia writing as Eliza Brandt’s THE GIRLS GUIDE TO REVENGE, a self-help guide on how women (and men) can exact revenge legally, to Arnold Kopelson Entertainment, in a significant deal, by Barbara Zitwer Agency.

Hmm. A little Secret History crossed with some Stephen King novel?
Will Lavender’s psychological thriller OBEDIENCE, in which college students are called upon to use their deductive skills to solve a fictionalized disappearance of a girl, and they come upon real-life circumstances that mirror the class assignment, to Sally Kim at Shaye Areheart Books, at auction, for publication in spring 2008, by Laney Katz Becker at Folio Literary Management.

Is this a novel or an illustrated book?
Comic book illustrators and writers Greg Hildebrandt Jr., Alex Horley and Dean Robinson’s REALM OF THE RODENT, described as LORD OF THE RINGS meets THE SECRET OF NIMH, to Lyron Bennet at Jabberwocky, in a three-book deal, by Lori Perkins at L. Perkins Agency (World).

For Jayne
Marguerite Duras’ unpublished World War II notebooks, including original material for her major works, such as The Lover and The War, and exclusive short stories, translated by Linda Coverdale, to Andre Schiffrin at the New Press, for publication in March 2008, by Violaine Huisman of the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency (NA).

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0 comments on “Publishing Deals for Upcoming Books

  1. Will Lavender’s psychological thriller OBEDIENCE, in which college students are called upon to use their deductive skills to solve a fictionalized disappearance of a girl, and they come upon real-life circumstances that mirror the class assignment, to Sally Kim at Shaye Areheart Books, at auction, for publication in spring 2008, by Laney Katz Becker at Folio Literary Management.

    Sounds kind of like one of the storylines on “Veronica Mars” this season.

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