Sunday, October 28, 2007

Thrilling Sales (10/22 - 10/28)

First of all, go to Magical Musings, because they came up with this idea. (Will you forgive me for covering that which you don’t? They don’t report Thrillers, Crime, or Mystery. Heck, I’ll throw in Horror since Stewart sometimes pops by. ;-) )

Then, of course, go to Publisher’s Marketplace because they have coolest information.


AUTHOR: Ken Follett
TITLE: The Century Trilogy (three-book deal)
EDITORS: Leslie Gelbman at NAL and Brian Tart at Dutton
PUBLICATION: hardcover in 2010, 2012, 2014
AGENT: Amy Berkower at Writers House

"focusing on personal dramas set against the looming background of world-changing Twentieth Century historical events up through the Cold War"


AUTHOR: Ira Berkowitz
TITLE: Old Flame (two-book deal)
EDITOR: Julian Pavia for Three Rivers Press
AGENT: David Larabell at David Black Literary Agency
"a gritty noir set in Hell’s Kitchen, in the vein of the author’s debut Family Matters"

AUTHOR: Malla Nunn
TITLE: A Beautiful Place to Die
EDITOR: Emily Bestler at Atria
AGENT: Catherine Drayton at Inkwell Management, on behalf of Cameron Creswell
DEAL: auction
"set in South Africa at the time of the introduction of apartheid"

AUTHOR: Richard Yancey
TITLE: Book 3 & 4
EDITOR: Marcia Markland at Thomas Dunne Books
AGENT: Brian DeFiore at DeFiore and Company
"in the ’highly effective detective’ series, featuring a bumbling, earnest detective and his lovable girl friday/favorite waitress"

AUTHOR: Livia Washburn
TITLE: Book #4 in the Fresh-Baked Mystery Series
EDITOR: Brent Howard at NAL
AGENT: Kim Lionetti at BookEnds
DEAL: “nice deal” ($1 - $49,000)

AUTHOR: Donn Taylor
TITLE: Melodies for Murder
EDITOR: Andy McGuire at Moody
AGENT: Terry Burns at Hartline Literary Agency
DEAL: “nice deal” ($1 - $49,000)
"measured to take a fall for a murder they didn’t commit, two unlikely sleuths team up to clear themselves"

AUTHOR: Lisa Harris
TITLE: Final Deposit
EDITOR: Krista Stroever at Steeple Hill
PUBLICATION: September 2008
AGENT: Joyce Hart at Hartline Literary Agency
DEAL: “nice deal” ($1 - $49,000)
"in which a woman’s father falls victim to a foreign scam; after disposing of all his stocks, mortgaging his house, and maxing out his credit cards, he flies to meet with the man who promised him millions for his help in expediting funds out of West Africa"

AUTHOR: Susan Page Davis
TITLE: Inside Story
EDITOR: Kim Moore at Harvest House
AGENT: Chip MacGregor at MacGregor Literary
DEAL: “nice deal” ($1 - $49,000)
"about an investigative journalist and a U.S. Navy officer looking into some strange goings-on in the Philippines"


AUTHOR: Terence Taylor
TITLE: Bite Marks and Blood Stains
EDITOR: Monique Patterson at St. Martin’s
AGENT: Victoria Sanders at Victoria Sanders & Associates
"BITE MARKS, set in the downtown New York City art scene circa 1986, and BLOOD STAINS, the sequel set 20 years later"

3 bonus scribbles:

Edie 10/29/2007 10:29:00 AM  

Spy, this is very cool! I'm glad you're reporting these. :)

Joan Swan 10/29/2007 03:43:00 PM  

I especially love the way we chose different specs to report! We're in sync!!

spyscribbler 10/30/2007 10:46:00 AM  

Yeah. You know, I get the email every day, and it's so inspiring. There are books sold every day! Lots of them!