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Writers’ Conference Etiquette

By Scott Hoffman

Those of you who have read some of the articles I’ve had published on how to find an agent (see here, for example) know that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of trying to land an agent by sending blind query letters. Does it work on occasion? Sure. We’ve gotten some of our best clients that way. But there’s something so… passive about the process. There’s some element of ceding control that I know that I wouldn’t be comfortable with if I were in an author’s position. To me, the whole process seems to evoke bad memories of high school, sitting by the phone, waiting for it to ring to see if you’re going to have a date on Saturday night, when you should have just been out having a good time with your friends anyway.

Besides, what do you do if your preferred agent or agents aren’t accepting unsolicited queries in the first place?

That’s where writers’ conferences come in.

As an unpublished author, attending a reputable, well-run writers’ conference can be the first step to launching your brilliant professional writing career. But it can also be an intimidating, frustrating experience if you approach it the wrong way.

For agents, writers’ conferences are a mixed bag. They can be very positive experiences, full of promising new talent—or they can be grueling experiences that leave us vowing never to volunteer our time ever, ever again.

Here are a few tips to ensure that you get the most out of your writers’ conference experience.

  1. Develop a plan for the conference ahead of time. There are as many different reasons to attend conferences as there are attendees. What you can get out of a conference, however, is often a function of where you are in the publishing process. If you’re still in the process of writing your novel or putting together a proposal for your nonfiction book, the craft seminars at the conference are probably where you want to spend most of your time. Figure out which authors, editors, and agents are teaching, and attend the sessions that are taught by the people whose work you most respect. (It’s been my experience that, regardless of the purported subject of the lecture, speakers are going to talk about what they’re best at anyway—so rather than choosing which sessions to attend based on the title of the talk, I suggest you go to the sessions taught by the coolest people—the best agents, authors, and editors. Even if a workshop is on plotting in science fiction and you’re writing romance, what you’ll learn from a master like Orson Scott Card, say, is likely to make you a better writer.If you’ve already got an agent you’re happy with, or if you’ve sold a book, or are a published author, conferences can still be tremendously valuable. They’re an opportunity to promote yourself and your work, make additional professional contacts, and learn what other successful authors have done to take their work to the next level. The most important thing you can do at this stage—listen. Let the pros know you’re a rookie who’s past that first stage of the game, and ask each one for their one best tip on how to succeed in the business. You can sometimes learn as much as you would in a master class this way.If you’re at that stage where you’ve written a novel but are still looking for an agent, however—you’re in luck. Conferences are tailor-made for people like you. Take the rest of the tips in this section to heart.
  2. Ignore the one on one meetings. I know this is going to be controversial advice, but I’ll stand by it. I don’t like formal author-agent pitch sessions for a couple of reasons. First, most conferences schedule too many of them. If you’re one of the agent’s first pitches you might be in good shape. But if you’re the agent’s 30th pitch in two days, honestly, you would have been better off sending a query letter. As to pitching editors directly, unless you’re writing romance or science fiction, they’re probably just going to tell you to get an agent anyway.Here’s an inside tip on how agents deal with conferences. Most agents are too polite to say “no” to your face. You can pitch them a book that they KNOW—100% KNOW– they would never in a million years sign up. But rather than deal with the pressure of rejecting you to your face, they’ll say something like “Well, I don’t know. For something like this it’s all in the writing.” They’ll ask you to mail them the first three chapters and then they’ll glance at them for about 5 seconds and then pass, politely, with their standard rejection letter.Here’s a statistic from experience: in the past three years, I’ve sold about ten books from people I met at conferences. Not ONE of those authors did I meet at a one on one pitch session. So, how did those authors get to me? After my workshop. In the elevator. In the bar after dinner. Basically, in normal, organic situations that aren’t terribly forced like those awful one on one pitch sessions. In ways that proved to me that they would be effective advocates for their work once it hit the shelves.
  3. Ignore what the conference organizers tell you what to do. Conference organizers are going to get mad at me for this one. But I’m on your side here, so I’m going to give you the straight dope. I’d say about half of the conferences I’ve been to are not particularly well run. They try their best, but they’re usually volunteers with jobs and lives and families and don’t always know what to do to help your career prospects along. So, regardless of what the conference organizers tell you, there are a few things you should always have with you at a conference:
    • A memorized, one sentence explanation of what your book is about that’s catchy and explanatory. “It’s a literary retelling of the Noah’s Ark story.” “It’s about a young Japanese-American man and woman who fall in love on the eve of World War II and are torn apart by the war.” Practice this one in front of the mirror. I promise you an agent is going to ask you what your book is about when you’re not expecting it. This is your chance to differentiate yourself.
    • A one page synopsis of your novel (if you’re writing fiction) or your completed, polished nonfiction proposal if you’re writing nonfiction, and a one-page bio of yourself.
    • The first three chapters of your novel, double-spaced.
    • A copy of your manuscript—just in case.

    Carry these with you at all times. Chances are nobody will ever ask for them—but if they do, bam. You have them. Don’t ever try to foist them on agents or editors, but they’ll be your secret weapon. And you’ll be more confident knowing you have them if you need them.

  4. Understand why agents go to conferences. For agents, going to conferences is as much about the opportunity to bond and network with other agents and authors as it is about finding new literary talent. Remember—it’s not an agent’s job to read your query letters. It’s an agent’s job to sell books. We read query letters and talk to unpublished authors in order to find great books to sell—it’s a means to an end, not an end unto itself. So when you see agents and editors hanging out together, understand that if we didn’t have these opportunities, we might not be at the conference at the first place. The best conferences understand this phenomenon and schedule formal time for the faculty to interact with each other.
  5. Don’t do something that’s going to put you in the LTS pile. Every agent has one. LTS stands for “Life’s Too Short.” So, although I really shouldn’t have to say this, there are a couple of times that agents are absolutely, positively off-limits. Don’t bug us when:
    • We’re on the way to deliver a talk. We’re thinking about how to best deliver that talk, not about your specific project. After the talk, however, absolutely, positively buttonhole us.
    • We’re in a situation where we can’t comfortably shake your hand. Examples: in the buffet line. In the pool. At the gym. In the restroom. (You’d be surprised. Every agent has horror stories, believe me.)
    • Understand that no means no. If an agent tells you no, that’s it. Move on. There are lots of good fish in the sea. No stalking allowed.

It’s probably possible to write a whole book on what to do and not to do at a writers’ conference. But I’ll wrap it up here.

Jeff’s Guide to Conference Etiquette

Step #1.  TALK to fellow participants. Do you realize what a huge boon you have at these conferences, literally tripping over published authors and – possibly even more intriguing – other wannabe writers who could be an enormous asset to you – reading drafts of your manuscript, offering a different perspective on your work?  I always feel that authors are so focused on the editor-agent thing that they forget about the people sitting right next to them, the other writers who could actually be of huge assistance to them.  I honestly think that it’s not at all a bad idea to ignore the editors and agents prancing around and just sit down in the hotel lobby with a couple of other writers, trying to create a community, a sounding-board – trying to make a connection to someone whose insights could really prove valuable. If you go to a writer’s conference, just try this (no matter how painful and terrible it is – and believe me I’d hate to do it myself, so I feel for you).  Turn to the person sitting one seat down from you (because you always sit with empty seats on either side if you can help it) and say, “Hello, my name is [fill in your name – not mine] and I’m working on a book about [one-sentence description of your book].  What are you working on?”  See if you have some kind of common ground.  You might not, of course – the person sitting one seat down from you could be an absolute dragon with terrible breath and appalling clothes – but then again, you might make a worthwhile connection.  If for no other reason, writer’s conferences are great places to (hem) meet other writers, so meet them, for goodness sake.

Step #2.  Take Conferences With More Than One Grain of Salt. It’s true that, as billed, conferences are one of those rare occasions when you have a chance to meet people on the other side of the mailbox – editors, agents, PR and marketing professionals, and so forth.  We’re generally called in to do a bunch of different tasks at these events – lectures, workshops, manuscript evaluations, one-on-one meetings, etc.  Often we choose sexy and compelling titles for our talks – stuff like “Write A Bestselling Novel in 5 Minutes A Day and Lose 30 Pounds in the Process,” or “Become Independently Wealthy and Emotionally Fulfilled Through Freelance Writing.”  Point being: we have a lot of information that we can impart, and certainly knowing the business side of things can be really helpful, but don’t get too sucked into these kinds of talks.  Your business is writing, so make a connection with the writers.  Use whatever information you find useful from these editors and agents, and throw out the rest.  Whatever you do, don’t panic, hearing the kind of stuff we talk about.  Sometimes people get all upset, going to a talk about, say, “Trends in Nonfiction” – someone on the panel will say that memoirs are dead, and all the memoirists in the audience will gasp and turn blue; and the reality is that no trend is dead – it just hasn’t had the next breakout book to hit yet.  Let’s face it, Marley & Me is just a memoir about a guy and a dog, and there are millions of those stories out there – so who will want to buy another book like that?  Millions of people, apparently.  So don’t take what we have too say too seriously.

Step #3.  Use Proper Etiquette When Talking To Publishing Folk. OK, if I haven’t lost you yet, then you’ve hung on for the real reason I was writing all this today.  Conferences are opportunities to meet and speak with (either in a structured one-on-one setting, or informally over lunch or a beer) editors and agents – who, for the purpose of this discussion, shall henceforth be termed PF, for “Publishing Folk”.  There’s a possibility to talk to these folk about your project, get their feedback – who could resist such an opportunity?  Before you go and talk to them, though, here are a few handy-dandy rules to print out (with the proper copyright notice, please: © Jeff Kleinman 2006) and carry with you everywhere.  They’re listed in order of importance, of course (but from most to least important, or least to most, I’ll let you decide).

1.    Never hand your manuscript to PF without being asked to do so.  That means don’t push it under the bathroom stall, shove it under the hotel room door, leave it for them at the front desk, staple it to their windshield wipers, etc.  That’s considered “unsolicited,” and you don’t want to do that.  If PF ask you for your material, that’s a whole different thing, of course.
2.    Be prepared.  Have a proposal (if NF) or the first 50 pages (if F) available, in case PF ask to see it after all.  It should be nicely formatted and all that kind of nonsense.
3.    Know Your Log Line.  A typical conversation with PF goes as follows:

You:    I wrote a book.
PF:    You did?  Huh.  What’s it about?
You:    Many many longwinded sentences about your book.
PF:    Huh.

Be able to boil your book down to a single sentence – and make it a single sentence that generates the following response from the PF: “Oh, wow, that sounds terrific – can I read it?”  That “wow” is a very difficult thing to achieve, so it’s worth really thinking about what makes your book, and/or you, special/interesting/different/remarkable.  If you can’t do it yet, that’s OK – then probably the project isn’t ready for PF after all.  Use the single sentence as a test for yourself: if you can’t sum up the book succinctly and in a way that engenders immediate interest, keep rewriting the book until you can.

Step #4.    Research The PFs Ahead of Time. All PFs are not created equal.  Some PFs, like yours truly, do not represent romance novels.  Other PFs, like yours truly’s partner Paige Wheeler, do.  It would be a mistake to ask yours truly about your paranormal romance, because I wouldn’t know a paranormal romance from a three-toed black sloth – in fact I’d certainly know a three-toed black sloth much better.  You can find out about PFs from a variety of websites.  Just because you research the PF ahead of time, though, doesn’t mean that you should necessarily contact the PF and try to set up a meeting – that can be confusing and difficult to manage, since the PF is often at the mercy of the conference’s schedule.

Step #5.    Don’t Ask Overly Specific Questions at the Q&A. Q&As are times for general questions, not opportunities for you to discuss your project with a room full of strangers.

Step #6.    Relax. On several occasions at conferences, someone sits down across from me, we introduce ourselves, and then the writer on the other side of the table bursts into tears.  It’s a truly weird and horrible feeling to be sitting there watching a grown woman, carefully made up, sobbing into a wad of typescript.  Remember: these PFs are generally nice people.  They’re generally interested in what you have to say.  They’re not mean, or cruel, or vicious – and if they are, you certainly don’t have to take it; just get up and walk away.  But I’d say pretty much everybody who does these conferences is a pretty nice person, most of the time – so just talk.  Know what your book is about, be able to discuss it concisely and passionately.  And then be ready to listen, to hear the questions the PF asks, be ready to respond concisely and passionately.

Step #7.    Know that It’s All in the Writing. Let’s repeat that: It’s All In The Writing. Conferences can be fine things, and being able to talk about your project concisely and passionately is a fine thing, too; but in the end it boils down to the words that are laserprinted on that page.  PF may ask to see your material; PF may jump for joy after hearing your description; but bottom line is that PF must read your material.  So although it’s always good to have the bells and whistles in place, it’s even better to have a gorgeously written manuscript.  The writing is everything.

And there you have it.  If you go to a conference, have a great time (and buy me a beer, if I’m there).

Internships

Join us as at Folio Literary Management!

We offer a comprehensive, educational introduction to the world of publishing – an introduction which includes our mandatory “Intern Academy,” a weekly hands-on participatory workshop taught by our agents.  “Intern Academy” is a twelve-week seminar with specific examples, stories, handouts, and practical information about the day-to-day world of publishing and agenting.

An internship at Folio is likely to include:

  • learning to evaluate query letters and manuscript submissions;
  • studying the process of editing manuscripts and nonfiction book proposals;
  • acquiring effective techniques in writing pitch letters;
  • understanding the etiquette for communicating with authors, editors, and publicists; and
  • analyzing the ins and outs of publishing contracts.

Depending on your interests (multimedia, romance novels, etc.), we can often craft an internship specifically for you.

Currently, all Folio internships are unpaid, but given the strong educational bent of the internship, we encourage applicants to contact their affiliated colleges or universities to obtain course credit for the internship if and when possible.

At the successful conclusion of an internship, we’ll also use our extensive network of contacts at major publishing houses and other literary agencies to help you find a job in book publishing. In addition, opportunities for employment at Folio may exist as well.

Former Folio interns have successfully entered the publishing world and are now employed throughout the industry. Some alumni of our internship program have gone on to:

Shifra Scout for Maria Campbell
Peter Editor at St. Martin’s Press
Michelle Intern Program, Little Brown
Lisa Author with book published by Grand Central Publishers
Jessica Editorial Assistant at Collins Publishers
Maggie WME
Batya Berkley Publishing, Promotions Department
John Author with book published by Viking
Caroline Editorial Assistant at Penguin
Jenny Agent
Adam Business Development, Market Partners Intl.
Renee Editorial Assistant at Penguin
Hannah Wiley
Katherine Wiley
Rachel Penguin
Lyndsay ICM
Sophia RMT PR Management
Clio Editorial Assistant at WME
Katie Agent at Donald Maas
Julia Assistant to Publisher at Henry Holt
Erica Production Assistant at Bedford/St. Martin’s
Jenn Assistant to Editorial Director at NAL
Sarah Contracts Assistant at Curtis Brown
Maggie Jo Assistant at WME
Allison Editorial/Publicity Assistant at Grove

Ready to apply?  Here’s how:

Duration of internship: Semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Requirements: Ideal interns will be interested in both the business and editorial side of publishing, be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Outlook), be proficient at researching and writing, and have a keen editorial eye. We require a minimum of 16 hours each week for both in-office and remote internships.

To apply: please specify your interest in one or more of the positions below in *the subject line of your email*:
Cross, Claudia: I am looking for an intern who is interested in reading contemporary and regency era romance, southern fiction, women’s fiction, and general fiction. The ideal candidate will be able to read several partial and full-manuscripts at once with a quick turnaround for reader’s reports in which they offer useful critiques. As well, the intern will edit proposals, manage queries inbox, draft pitch letters, and handle some administrative work. The internship can be remote or in-office (preferred), and will be primarily focused on new acquisitions.

Fumich, Jita: The ideal intern will be interested in digital publishing, knowledgeable about eBooks, possess at least some knowledge of HTML and/or XML—and want to learn about what publishing is going to look like in the future. Digital interns will have the opportunity to evaluate queries and manuscripts, as well. Interest in urban fantasy and contemporary, paranormal, and/or historical romance is a bonus. 16-24 hrs/week, in-office required.

International Rights intern: This position is supervised by the co-directors of Folio’s International Rights department, Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver. You will assist them in the day-to-day handling of responsibilities related to the sale of international (translation) rights for Folio books. You will have the opportunity to observe how books of every genre are pitched and sold to international agents and editors (and have the opportunity to attend meetings whenever possible), develop a working knowledge of contracts and tax forms, and help prepare for the major international book fairs in Frankfurt, Bologna, and London. If interested, you will also have the opportunity to read submissions and write reader’s reports on manuscripts of various genres (this component is optional). This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing an entry-level job in publishing, particularly in subsidiary rights or contracts. 24+ hr/wk availability preferred. Working knowledge of Word and Excel required. Required to work in-office.

Kleinman, Jeff: Interns for Jeff Kleinman will have particular interest in upmarket/literary fiction and nonfiction, as well as an interest in the new digital landscape – ebooks, apps, multimedia books, and so forth. The ideal candidate will have very strong research, writing, and editing skills, as well as proficiency in MS Word and Excel, and will be reliable, professional, and able to multitask and prioritize. Most important, the intern will be a self-starter – able to help come up with new book ideas, work on new initiatives, and in general be more interested in being a partner during this internship than just someone plowing through a slushpile. The internship can be remote or in-office, a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Niumata, Erin: I’m looking for a smart, organized, self-starter. I’d like someone who is into reality TV, likes cooking and crafty type things, loves upmarket women’s fiction, mysteries, thrillers and anything pop culture. Must be able to read quickly and send back decent editorial reports within a week. It’s important to be in the Folio offices at least 20 hours a week.

Posner, Marcy: I want an intern who is interested in reading Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction and commercial adult fiction as well, if possible, and in giving detailed evaluations. Thrillers, mysteries and non-genre romance specifically. They need to be a self-starter with strong organizational skills. I would like an intern in the New York office along with an intern who will work with me at my home in Chicago at least two days per week. I am happy have to remote readers as well.

Silberman, Jeff: Jeff has a wide range of interests that include literary and commercial fiction, narrative and prescriptive non-fiction, memoir, sports, humor, politics and history, and science and technology. Interns applying to work with him would be asked to read and critique solicited and unsolicited submissions, write reader’s reports, and research publishing and entertainment industry -related topics and personalities. Either an in-office or remote internship is fine.

Troha, Steve: I’m looking for someone creative with his/her finger on the pulse of pop culture, with fresh ideas about topics for books that will appeal to a wide commercial audience. Must be interested in working on mostly nonfiction, including memoirs, politics, cookbooks, self-help, diet, celebrity, and high profile projects. Intern should have excellent organizational, research and writing skills. Can be remote, although working in the NY office is preferred.

Weimann, Frank: Interns applying to work with Frank Weimann should read a variety of commercial fiction and nonfiction, as his projects range from military histories to memoirs to YA fantasy series. Duties include reading and evaluating unsolicited, requested, and client manuscripts and proposals, and writing reader’s reports. Both in-office or virtual internships are acceptable.

Wheeler, Paige: I’m looking for an intern who loves to read and evaluate commercial fiction, particularly romances, crime fiction (mysteries/suspense), women’s fiction as well as some practical nonfiction. The intern should be knowledgeable about what’s selling successfully in the market, have strong Microsoft office and Outlook skills (word, excel, vcards, etc.), and be a self-starter. The intern may work remotely but I’d also love to have an intern in the NY office and one in the Richmond, VA office. I’d like a list of most recently read books (other than school books) and favorite books. Strong organizational skills if you’re in office. There will be one mandatory staff meeting per week, via conference call.


If you are ready to apply, please submit the following required material to office@foliolit.com with the subject ‘SEMESTER YEAR-AGENT(S) OF INTEREST’ (i.e. ‘Spring 2014-Paige Wheeler’) or through your university’s internship website:1) A one-page cover letter (include publishing or office experience, availability and location during the semester, technical/computer-related skills, genre or position-interest)—again, remember to let us know who you would like to work with/what position you are most interested in and why you are interested in that position.
2) Your resume
3) A list of the last 3 books you’ve read, as well as your favorite 3 books
4) A writing sample of fewer than 5 pages (Literary analysis preferred if possible)


Recent Deals

Recent DealsEdit Entry

April 1, 2014

Foreign: Portuguese rights in Brazil to Garth Stein’s A SUDDEN LIGHT, and a new license for New York Times bestseller THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, moving to Companhia das Letras, by Molly Jaffa, in association with the Riff Agency, on behalf of Jeff Kleinman.

March 26, 2014

Foreign: Turkish rights to Julianne Maclean’s THE COLOR OF DESTINY, again to Beyaz Balina, by Molly Jaffa on behalf of Paige Wheeler, in association with Asli Karasuil Ermis.

March 20, 2014

Foreign: French rights to Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE and an untitled second novel, to Panini, at auction, by Molly Jaffa in association with Catherine Lapautre, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

March 19, 2014

Children’s–Picture book: Governor General’s Award finalist Julie Morstad to illustrate NYT bestseller Julie Fogliano’s WHEN GREEN BECOMES TOMATOES, taking the reader through four seasons of flora, fauna, and friends, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books, for publication in winter 2016, by Emily van Beek for the artist.

March 7, 2014

Children’s–Picture book: Author of the Caldecott Medal winning A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, Philip Stead’s IDEAS ARE ALL AROUND, about the art of storytelling and the challenges a writer can face when seeking the elusive perfect idea, as he sets off in search of the inspiration for his next story, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books, for publication in spring 2016, by Emily van Beek.

Children’s–Picture book: NYT bestselling author Philip Stead’s SAMSON IN THE SNOW, about a gentle and patient wooly mammoth who longs for a friend and discovers that if you keep your eyes peeled — and watch where you step — friends can be found in the most unlikely of places, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books, for publication in fall 2016, by Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Turkish rights to Sheryl and Carrie Berk’s The Cupcake Club books #1-4, to Pegasus, by Molly Jaffa in association with Asli Karasuil, on behalf of Katherine Latshaw.

Foreign: Korean rights to Michelle Cuevas’s BEYOND THE LAUGHING SKY, to Namu Bench, by Molly Jaffa in association with the Danny Hong Agency, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

March 6, 2014

Children’s–Picture book: Katrina Grigg-Saito’s debut THE SOUND OF SILENCE, illustrated by Julia Kuo, in which a child races through bustling Tokyo on a quest to discover the most beautiful sound in the world, to Alvina Ling and Bethany Strout at Little, Brown Children’s, for publication in Spring 2016, by Jamie Weiss Chilton at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author and Emily van Beek for the artist (World).

Children’s–Picture book: Irene Luxbacher to illustrate Andrew Larsen’s POPPA’S SUITCASE, in which two kids set out in search of adventure by the sea, in this sequel to their Governor General’s Award-nominated, THE IMAGINARY GARDEN, to Yvette Ghione at Kids Can Press, for publication in Spring 2016, by Emily van Beek on behalf of the illustrator.

March 5, 2014

Foreign: Polish rights to Kristen Lippert-Martin’s TABULA RASA, to GW Foksal, at auction, by Molly Jaffa in association with GRAAL.

Foreign: Italian rights to Buddy Valastro’s THE ESSENTIAL CAKE BOSS, to Gribaudo, by Molly Jaffa in association with Susanna Zevi, on behalf of Erin Niumata.

February 24, 2014

Foreign: Hungarian rights to Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, to Konyvmolykepzo Kiado, by Molly Jaffa in association with Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

February 18, 2014

Foreign: World Spanish rights to Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, to Alfaguara, by Molly Jaffa, in association with Jennifer Hoge at IECO, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

February 13, 2014

Foreign: Romanian rights to Morgan Matson’s AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR, to Epica, by Molly Jaffa in association with the Livia Stoia Agency, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

February 8, 2014

Children’s–Picture book: BOYS OF STEEL author Marc Tyler Nobleman’s THIRTY MINUTES OVER OREGON, the true story of Nobuo Fujita, the Japanese WWII pilot who became the first and still only person to bomb the United States mainland from a plane – and who returned twenty years later to apologize, to Jennifer Greene at Clarion, for publication in Spring 2016, by Emily van Beek.

January 31, 2014

Television rights: Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, about the fateful ranking of the ugliest and prettiest girl in each grade at Mount Washington High, optioned to MTV, with Stephen Chbosky attached to executive produce and direct and screenwriter Liz Maccie to adapt, by Brandy Rivers at Gersh Agency on behalf of Emily van Beek.

January 27, 2014

Foreign: Hungarian rights to Lana Krumwiede’s FREAKLING and ARCHON, to Fonix, by Molly Jaffa in association with Prava I Prevodi.

Foreign: Lithuanian rights to Dan Riskin’s MOTHER NATURE IS TRYING TO KILL YOU, to Kitos Knygos, by Molly Jaffa, in association with Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Jeff Kleinman and Michelle Brower.

January 24, 2014

UK: Morgan Matson’s SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE, again to Jane Griffiths at Simon & Schuster UK Children’s, by Alex Webb at Rights People on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Molly Jaffa.

UK: Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, to Genevieve Herr at Scholastic UK, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Alex Webb at Rights People on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Molly Jaffa.

January 14, 2014

Foreign: German rights to Adele Griffin’s LOUD AWAKE AND LOST, to Magellan, at auction, by Molly Jaffa in association with Friederike Biesel at the Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Korean rights to Carole Bugge’s THE STAR OF INDIA, to Kugilmedia, by Molly Jaffa in association with Danny Hong, on behalf of Paige Wheeler.

Foreign: Korean rights to the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists’ DECODING YOUR DOG, to Cheombooks, by Molly Jaffa, in association with Danny Hong, on behalf of Jeff Kleinman.

December 18, 2013

Middle grade: MASTERWORK OF A PAINTING ELEPHANT author Michelle Cuevas’s CONFESSIONS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND, in which nobody likes Jacques Papier besides his sister; when he comes across a cowgirl at the park and she informs him that he’s an imaginary friend, just like her, Jacques’s world is forever changed, to Nancy Conescu at Dial, for publication in 2015, by Emily van Beek.

Foreign: German rights to Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, to Hanser, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver, in association with Friederike Biesel at the Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Audio: Audio rights to Morgan Matson’s SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE, to Melanie Donovan at Recorded Books, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

December 16, 2013

Middle grade: C.C. Payne’s LEFTOVERS, about a young girl displaced by divorce struggling to maintain perfection through it all, to Nancy Paulsen at Penguin Children’s, for publication in Summer 2015, by Emily van Beek (World English).

December 9, 2013

Middle grade–illustrations: Artist and designer for Ralph Lauren and illustrator, Sarah Jane Wright, to illustrate Eileen Beha’s THROCKMORTON: THE STORY OF A SIMPLY REMARKABLE SOCK MONKEY, to Andrea Welch at Beach Lane Books, for publication in Fall 2014, by Emily van Beek.

Children’s–picture book: Anika Denise’s MONSTER TRUCKS, about a Halloween race with monster trucks of every kind and a little blue bus that may not be what she appears to be, to Nancy Inteli at Harper Children’s Books, in a pre-empt, by Emily van Beek.

Children’s–picture book: Jayme McGowan’s debut BEAR FINDS HIS SONG, about a rambling musician who one day realizes his song is missing a certain “something” and goes on a journey to find it, to Tamar Brazis at Abrams Children’s, for publication in Fall 2015, by Emily van Beek.

Children’s–illustrations: Artist and designer for Ralph Lauren and Michael Miller Fabrics, among others, Sarah Jane Wright to illustrate Meg Fleming’s I HEART YOU, which celebrates the special communion between children and nature, to Andrea Welch at Beach Lane Books, by Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Czech rights to Morgan Matson’s SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, to Albatros, in association with Prava I Prevodi, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver at Folio Literary Management, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

November 13, 2013

Children’s–illustrations: Caldecott Medal-winning, NYT bestselling illustrator of A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, Erin Stead to illustrate Michelle Cuevas’s THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES, in which a solitary seafaring man who wishes that someday one of the bottles he’s charged with opening will contain a message for him, to Nancy Conescu at Dial, for publication in fall 2016, by Emily van Beek on behalf of the artist.

Foreign: German rights to Morgan Matson’s SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE, to Bertelsmann, in association with the Schlueck Agency, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Polish rights to Morgan Matson’s SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, to Jaguar, in association with GRAAL, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Audio: Audio rights to Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, to Melanie Donovan at Recorded Books, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

October 15, 2013

Nonfiction–Relationships: TV/internet journalist, E! News show producer, and Younghollywood.com correspondent Lesley Robins’ JUST WHEN YOU WANTED TO DIE: How to Survive a Broken Heart, a poignant, relatable manual for women that aims to help them get over their breakups with grace, wisdom, and strength by Steve Troha to David Hancock at Morgan James Publishing (NA).

October 4, 2013

Children’s–Picture book: Betsy Devany and New York Times bestselling artist Christopher Denise’s SMELLY BABY in which no one seems to realize just how awesome Lucy’s Smelly Baby is (so what if she’s a little tiny bit really extra filthy) or so Lucy thinks until Smelly Baby is ripped from the family car, to Christy Ottaviano at Christy Ottaviano Books, for publication in spring 2016, by Emily van Beek on behalf of the author and the artist.

October 3, 2013

Cooking: Author of LEARNING TO BAKE ALLERGEN-FREE Colette Martin’s THE ALLERGY-FREE PANTRY, with over 100 recipes for homemade, affordable staples and snacks made without wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, or nuts, to Cara Bedick at The Experiment, by Steve Troha (World).

September 16, 2013

Children’s–Picture book: Pixar animator and co-founder of the children’s boutique Tiny Teru, Mike Wu’s HENRI’S HATS, in which a wildly imaginative little boy with an extensive collection of signature hats sets off on adventures that take him everywhere from sailing the seven seas to exploring the far reaches of outer space, to Rotem Moscovich at Disney-Hyperion, for publication in spring 2015, by Emily van Beek.

September 9, 2013

Young Adult: Author of CURES FOR HEARTBREAK and New York Times contributor, Margo Rabb’s, KISSING IN AMERICA, a part love story, part madcap cross-country trip, starring Eva, an 16-year-old obsessed with romance novels but boyfriend-less in real life, who treks from Manhattan to L.A. with her best friend in search of her one true love, and one untitled young adult novel, to Alexandra Cooper at Harper Teen, at auction, in a very good deal, in a two-book deal, for publication Summer 2015 and Summer 2017, by Emily van Beek (NA).

August 20, 2013

Children’s–Illustrations: Illustrator of New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award for INFINITY AND ME, Gabi Swiatkowska to illustrate Kate Hosford’s THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA in which a (drama!) Queen sets off in search of the perfect brew only to learn a thing or two about friendship and self-reliance along the way thanks to chance encounters with some very special friends, to Anna Cavallo at Carolhroda, for publication in Fall 2015, by Emily van Beek.

August 13, 2013

Parenting: Kitchener Harding and Mona Lisa Harding’s THE BRAINY BUNCH: THE HARDING FAMILY’S METHOD TO COLLEGE BY THE AGE OF TWELVE, detailing the Hardings’ success in homeschooling their ten children, the eldest six of whom were accepted to university by the age of twelve, including tips for parents on effective homeschooling to bring out each child’s unique strengths and talents, to Natasha Simons and Mitchell Ivers at Gallery, in a six-figure deal, by Steve Troha (World).

August 12, 2013

Young Adult: Julie Murphy’s DUMPLIN’, about a “card-carrying fat girl” who believes her secret summer love is ashamed of her and is determined to take on the small town’s beauty pageant (run by her mother), again to Alessandra Balzer at Balzer & Bray, by Molly Jaffa (NA).

August 6, 2013

Fiction–Debut: Musician and composer Ella Leya’s first novel, THE MAIDEN TOWER, the story of a young Azerbaijani piano prodigy who falls in love with a disenchenfranchised painter, who teaches her the difference between what is safe and what is right, all interspersed with the folklore and myths of Azerbaijan, to Shana Drehs at Sourcebooks by Jeff Kleinman (World English). International rights by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver (Folio).

August 2, 2013

Memoir: Jessica Vogelsang, DVM’s, ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN, building on the author’s website pawcurious.com and a memoir of transforming from an awkward animal-obsessed child into a veterinarian, wife, and mother, and the dogs who’ve accompanied her on the way, to Emily Griffin at Grand Central, in a good deal, at auction, by Steve Troha (NA).

July 29, 2013

Children’s–Illustrations: Fashion illustrator and acclaimed artist Genevieve Godbout’s illustrations for Linda Bailey’s WHEN SANTA WAS A BABY, a sweet and funny look at what Santa was like as a jolly tot, to Tara Walker at Tundra Books, a division of Penguin Random House of Canada, for publication in Fall 2014, by Emily van Beek.

July 10, 2013

Children’s–Illustrations: Award-winning and critically-acclaimed illustrator of the Henry books, Julie Morstad to illustrate Sara O’Leary’s SADIE MAC, the story of a very little girl with a very big imagination, to Tara Walker at Tundra Books, a division of Random House of Canada, for publication in spring 2015, by Emily van Beek.

June 27, 2013

Fiction–Debut: Hazel Gaynor’s originally self-published THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME, about a survivor of the Titanic disaster who returns to her small Irish village when 12 others do not, and a second as-yet unpublished novel DAUGHTERS OF THE FLOWERS, about a charity home for the crippled and orphaned flower sellers of Victorian London, and two separated sisters ultimately reunited, to Lucia Macro at William Morrow, at auction, by Michelle Brower.

Nonfiction–Parenting: THE UNITED HATE OF AMERICA by Brooks Gibbs: a complete new approach for parents, educators, and employers who believe bullying is a problem that can be solved through the implementation of stricter policies, investigative procedures, and disciplinary actions. To Glenn Yeffeth at Ben Bella by Maura Teitelbaum and Erin Niumata.

Young Adult: Bestselling author Susane Colasanti’s CITY LOVE, a romance and sisterhood series about three teens who struggle to find the balance between their ambitions, their pasts, and their own complicated hearts, to Katherine Tegen at Katherine Tegen Books, in a very significant deal, in a three-book deal, by Emily van Beek (NA).

Children’s–Picture book: Sandra Bradley’s debut HENRY HOLTON TAKES THE ICE, a hilarious and moving “Billy Elliott on ice” story about following your heart no matter where it takes you, to be illustrated by Pura Belpré Illustration Honor Award winner Sara Palacios, to Nancy Conescu at Dial, by Emily van Beek on behalf of the author and Kendra Marcus at BookStop Literary Agency on behalf of the illustrator (world).

June 3, 2013

Foreign: French rights to Crystal Chan’s BIRD, to Helium, at auction, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver, in association with Catherine Lapautre, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

May 28, 2013

Fiction: Jake Smith’s WISH, in which a dying nine-year-old kid’s last wish is that his dad, a down-and-out part-time high school baseball coach, should play one night in the Major Leagues, to Karen Watson at Tyndale, by Jeff Kleinman.
Dramatic: Joe Veltre at Gersh
International: Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver

Fiction–Mystery/Crime: Entertainment attorney Don Passman’s THE AMAZING HARVEY, a mystery/thriller in which a struggling magician, suspected of a murder he could not have committed, must use his talents to distinguish between truth and illusion and pull off the greatest escape of his career, to Brendan Deneen at Thomas Dunne Books, by Steve Troha (NA).

May 23, 2013

Children’s–Picture book: Paula Wiseman of Simon & Schuster’s Paula Wiseman Books imprint has acquired world and audio rights to a first picture book by Melissa Gilbert, actress and author of PRAIRIE TALE, a memoir for adults; Sylvie Frank will edit the book, which is titled DAISY AND JOSEPHINE and will be illustrated by Julia Kuo. It tells the story of a shy girl named Daisy who gets lonely when she travels with her father for his job, so her father surprises her with a puppy. Can this rambunctious new pet draw Daisy out of her shell? In writing this story, Gilbert drew from memories of her childhood and was inspired by her French bulldog. Publication is set for January 28, 2014. Emily van Beek negotiated on behalf of Kuo.

May 22, 2013

Children’s–Picture book illustrations: Artist and co-founder of design boutique The Nimbus Factory, Julia Kuo, to illustrate Roni Schotter’s LITTLE GREEN, to Joy Peskin at Farrar Straus Children’s, for publication in spring 2015, by Emily van Beek (world).

May 7, 2013

Children’s–Picture book: New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein’s two untitled picture books starring Enzo, the hero of his wildly acclaimed The Art of Racing in the Rain, to Alyson Day at Harper Children’s, in a very good deal for publication in Fall 2014 and Fall 2015, by Jeff Kleinman (world English).

Children’s–Picture book illustrations: Theodor Seuss Geisel Illustrator Honor winner R.W. Alley to illustrate two as yet untitled picture books by Garth Stein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, to Alyson Day at Harper Children’s, in a very nice deal for publication in Fall 2014 and Fall 2105, by Emily van Beek (world English).

May 6, 2013

Cooking: Marcy Smothers’s SNACKS: Adventures in Food, Aisle by Aisle, a fresh collection of recipes and culinary tips both practical and off the beaten path, including tips on wine, kitchen gadgets, nutrition, kids, dining, spirits, fast food, cookware, and much more, to Nancy Hancock at Harper One, by Steve Troha (World).

May 5, 2013

Audio: Audio rights to Crystal Chan’s BIRD, to Rebecca Waugh at Listening Library, at auction, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver on behalf of Emily van Beek.

May 1, 2013

Memoir: Former creative director of George magazine Matt Berman’s memoir JFK JR., GEORGE, AND ME, about his time working with John F. Kennedy, Jr. on the launch of his political magazine, told through funny and poignant anecdotes, and including exclusive images, letters, and photographs taken over the years of their friendship, to Tricia Boczkowski at Gallery, in a good deal, by Steve Troha (world).

April 29, 2013

Memoir: Former gossip columnist and TV personality A.J. Benza’s ’74 AND SUNNY, a coming-of-age memoir set in Long Island in the summer of 1974, when the author’s effeminate cousin comes to live with his close-knit Italian-American family, they ultimately put aside prejudices and discover that acceptance triumphs over ignorance, family neutralizes fear, and through tales of fishing, tackle football, and Liza Minelli, the Benza men learn that being exactly who you are meant to be is the only thing that matters, to Tricia Boczkowski at Gallery, by Steve Troha (NA).

April 22, 2013

Children’s–Picture book illustrations: New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award winner Gabi Swiatkowska to illustrate Barbara Herkert’s GLIMPSES OF LIFE: THE STORY OF MARY CASSATT, a lyrical picture book biography of a determined American artist who joined ranks with the Impressionists of Paris and influenced a generation of painters, to Christy Ottaviano at Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, by Emily van Beek on behalf of the artist.

April 19, 2013

Nonfiction–Advice/Relationships: Jill Nystul’s ONE GOOD THING, tips and projects for each day that have made her blog so popular, while also telling the story of how she came to focus on one good thing per day, in order to overcome a failing marriage, post-partum depression and alcoholism; resonating not just with those who have dealt with addiction and other hard times, but with anyone who wants to build a more beautiful life — “one good thing” at a time, based on her blog, www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com, to Kerri Kolen at Putnam, in a good deal, at auction, for publication on Mother’s Day 2014, by Steve Troha.

April 3, 2013

Young Adult: Morgan Matson’s THE GIRLS OF SUMMER a new YA series in which Jane, Palmer, Toby, and Liv have been BFF’s since childhood, spending every summer together on Whitby Island. But the summer they turn sixteen, nothing—including their formerly unshakeable friendship—will ever be the same, to Justin Chanda who also edit at Simon & Schuster Children’s in a very good deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2016 and summer 2017, by Emily van Beek (NA).

Children’s–Picture book illustrations: Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor winner, R.W. Alley, to illustrate Andrew Clements’ BECAUSE YOUR GRANDPARENTS LOVE YOU, a loving homage to grandparents everywhere and a companion to the acclaimed BECAUSE YOUR DADDY LOVES YOU and BECAUSE YOUR MOMMY LOVES YOU, to Jennifer Greene at Clarion for publication in spring 2015 by Emily van Beek on behalf of the artist.

April 1, 2013

Nonfiction: Reid Mitenbuler’s BOURBON EMPIRE: Whiskey and the Story of America, an exploration of the nation’s most distinctive spirit, from John Winthrop’s “hot waters” to the cornerstone of cocktail culture that bourbon is today, to Liz Van Hoose at Viking, at auction, by Michelle Brower.

March 19, 2013

Children’s–Picture book illustrations: Genevieve Godbout’s illustrations for Louise Borden’s tentatively titled KINDERGARTEN LUCK in which a lucky penny is all it takes to set kindergartener Theodore off on a fabulous day in this sweet and funny picture book about having the right attitude and finding silver linings, to Melissa Manlove at Chronicle Children’s, for publication in spring 2015, by Emily van Beek on behalf of the illustrator.

Romance: Sonali Dev’s THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE in which Bollywood film star Ria Parkar visits Chicago for her cousin’s wedding and must confront both the man whose heart she broke years before and her own personal nightmares in order to find happiness, to Marin Biro at Kensington in a 2 book deal, by Jita Fumich (World).

UK–Children’s: UK rights to Crystal Chan’s debut middle grade novel BIRD, to Kirsten Armstrong at Random House UK, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Portuguese rights in Brazil to Crystal Chan’s BIRD, to Intrinseca, in a preempt, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with the Riff Agency.

March 18, 2013

Young Adult: Kim Culbertson’s CATCH A FALLING STAR, about the summer Hollywood descends on a girl’s picturesque small town to shoot a movie starring former child star-turned PR mess, who offers her the (unwanted) role of a lifetime and while she begrudgingly poses for magazine shots she soon finds herself falling for Mr. Hollywood, to Jody Corbett at Scholastic, by Melissa Sarver (NA).

March 13, 2013

Nonfiction: Pet photographer Liz Stavrinides’s MIRACLE DOGS, a collection of uplifting stories and full-color portraits celebrating the lives of rescue dogs and their new families, to Daniela Rapp at St. Martin’s, by Steve Troha (NA).

Young Adult: TOP 8 author Katie Finn’s BROKEN HEARTS, FENCES, & OTHER THINGS TO MEND series about a cheeky, heartbroken, and slightly (okay very) naughty heroine, a passel of cute boys, mistaken identities, revenge, and mystery, to Jean Feiwel at Feiwel and Friends, in a pre-empt, in a very good deal, in a three-book deal, for publication beginning in spring 2014, by Emily van Beek (NA).

March 7, 2013

Foreign: Australia/New Zealand rights to Crystal Chan’s debut middle grade novel BIRD, to Penny Hueston at Text Publishing, at auction, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver on behalf of Emily van Beek.

March 6, 2013

Foreign: French rights to Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s BURN FOR BURN trilogy, to Panini, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Agence Michelle Lapautre.

Audio: Audio rights to Kristen Lippert-Martin’s TABULA RASA to Adrienne Lombardo at Brilliance Audio, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver.

February 19, 2013

Non-fiction–Diet: Lori Kenyon and Marra St. Clair’s THE RESET JUICE CLEANSE DIET, based on the Ritual Reset Cleanse, a simple but effective program that allows you to “reset” your body, metabolism, taste buds, and cravings, producing weight loss and new levels of health, youth and energy, to Julie Bennett at Ten Speed Press, by Steve Troha (World).

February 15, 2013

Foreign: Indonesian rights to Morgan Matson’s AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR and SECOND CHANCE DETOUR, to Gramedia Pustaka Putama, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver at Folio Literary Management, in association with Asli Karasuil Telif Literary Agency, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Russian rights to Julianne MacLean’s CAPTURED BY THE HIGHLANDER to Hemiro, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver at Folio Literary Management, in association with Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Paige Wheeler.

Foreign: Rights to Brendon Burchard’s THE CHARGE, to HVG in Hungary, in association with Prava I Prevodi; and to Koridor Yayincilik in Turkey, in association with Asli Karasuil Telif Literary Agency, by Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver of Folio Literary Management, on behalf of Scott Hoffman.

Foreign: Rights to Rachel Gibson’s CRAZY ON YOU, to Karakter in The Netherlands, in association with Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency; and to Nemesis in Turkey, in association with Asli Karasuil Telif Literary Agency, by Molly Jaffa, on behalf of Claudia Cross.

February 13, 2013

Mystery/Crime: Entertainment attorney Don Passman’s THE AMAZING HARVEY, a mystery/thriller in which a struggling magician, suspected of a murder he could not have committed, must use his talents to distinguish between truth and illusion and pull off the greatest escape of his career, to Brendan Deneen at Thomas Dunne Books, by Steve Troha (NA).

February 11, 2013

Television rights: NYT bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s book trilogy BURN FOR BURN, optioned to Barry Josephson Entertainment (Bones, Enchanted, Life As We Know It) through their deal with Freemantle Media, for development as TV series, by Emily van Beek of Folio Literary Management and Jason Dravis of Monteiro Rose Dravis Agency.

February 6, 2013

Picture book: American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland and illustrator Christopher Myers’s FIREBIRD, the original, illustrated story of a young girl, guided by the mystical Firebird, who discovers the magic of ballet for the very first time in the sky of a cityscape, to Stacey Barney at Penguin Children’s, by Steve Troha (World).

February 5, 2013

Young Adult: Kristen Lippert-Martin’s TABULA RASA, about a 16-year-old girl held in an isolated research hospital and forced to undergo a treatment to erase all recollection of her past; when the procedure goes awry, she must face off against mercenaries sent to eliminate her once and for all, to Alison Weiss at Egmont, by Molly Jaffa (World English).

January 30, 2013

Non-fiction–Memoir: American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland’s memoir, revealing the struggles and triumphs along her journey to becoming a world-renowned ballerina (and ABT’s first African-American soloist in over two decades) with an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the rarefied world of classical ballet, to Megan Reid at Touchstone, by Steve Troha (NA).

January 22, 2013

Picture book: Governor General Award nominee Irene Luxbacher’s tentatively titled MR. FRANK, the story of a very skilled tailor who has crafted custom clothing for decades, but has never before made such a special outfit for such a special (little) client, to Sheila Barry at Groundwood Books, for publication in Fall 2014 by Emily van Beek.

January 18, 2013

Foreign: Turkish rights to Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s BURN FOR BURN trilogy, to Yakamoz, by Molly Jaffa on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Asli Karasuil.

January 14, 2013

Children’s–Picture book illustrations: Artist and co-founder of the design boutique The Nimbus Factory, Julia Kuo, to illustrate 20 WAYS TO DRAW A DRESS, a modern and graphic sketchbook of prompts and inspirations for drawing all things “fashion”, to Mary Ann Hall, at Quarry Books, for publication in fall 2013, by Emily van Beek.

January 3, 2013

Nonfiction: Paranormal experts Eric Olsen and Theresa Argie’s AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED, a tour of the most haunted locations in America, accompanied by photographs, interviews, historical accounts, and documented evidence of paranormal activity, to Danielle Stockley at Berkley, by Steve Troha (World).

December 19, 2012

Children’s–Picture book: Creators of the Caldecott Medal winning A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead’s as yet untitled picture book about a little boy, Peter, his dog, Harold, and the guardians of the bridge who protect them from the dark woods at night, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books, for publication in fall 2014, by Emily van Beek.

Children’s–Picture book: Award-winning and NYT bestselling author Philip C. Stead’s SPECIAL DELIVERY about a little girl who is determined to deliver the gift of an elephant to her great-aunt, to be illustrated by acclaimed artist Matthew Cordell, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books, for publication in winter 2015, by Emily van Beek on behalf of the author and Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio on behalf of the illustrator.

Children’s–Picture book: Author/illustrator of the critically acclaimed A HOME FOR BIRD, Philip C. Stead’s SEBASTIAN AND THE BALLOON, in which a little boy sets off on a most spectacular journey, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books, for publication in spring 2015, by Emily van Beek.

October 31, 2012

Non-fiction–Memoir: Aquanetta Gordon’s THE ECHOES OF AN ANGEL: A MOTHER’S JOURNEY THROUGH FAITH, LOVE, AND SEEING THE UNSEEN, about her life with her son Ben Underwood, blind from the age of two, who learned to “see” through echolocation, and how their faith in God informed their journey together, to Sarah Atkinson and Jan Long Harris at Tyndale Momentum, at auction, by Steve Troha (NA).

October 15, 2012

Children’s: Kallie George’s THE MAGICAL ANIMAL ADOPTION AGENCY to Abby Ranger at Disney-Hyperion, in a very good three-book deal. In book #1: CLOVER’S LUCK, Clover accepts a volunteer position at a pet adoption agency unlike any other and soon finds herself in a world of fairy horses, dragons with temperamental snouts, wizards, princesses, and, unfortunately, witches (summer 2014) with book #2: THE ENCHANTED EGG in summer 2015 and book #3: THE MAGIC MALADY in summer 2016 by Emily van Beek (world English excluding Canada).

Canada (English) rights to Hadley Dyer at HarperCollins Canada by Emily van Beek.

Hebrew rights to Modan.

Translation: Molly Jaffa.

Film: Sean Daily at Hotchkiss & Associates.

October 1, 2012

Children’s–Picture Book Text: Meg Fleming’s debut I ♥ YOU, a spare picture book text that brims with heart and shows that “love” is the ultimate action verb, to Andrea Welch at Beach Lane Books, by Emily van Beek.

September 27, 2012

Non-fiction–Memoir: The young man identified as Victim #1 in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse trial, now 18 years old, tells his story in SILENT NO MORE: Victim #1′s Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky, written with his mother and his psychologist, sharing how he survived years of shame and secrecy, harassment and accusation, before reporting Sandusky’s actions to the authorities, and offering a hopeful and inspiring message for victims of abuse, to Libby McGuire and Mark Tavani at Ballantine Bantam Dell, for publication October 23, 2012, by Steve Troha (world).

Random House will also make a donation to the Let Go, Let Peace Come In Foundation, in support of the victims of childhood sexual abuse and trauma.

August 27, 2012

Non-fiction–Cooking: Cookbooks author John Schlimm’s THE CHEESY VEGAN, more than 100 plant-based recipes for indulging in the world’s ultimate comfort food, with homemade cheeses as well as recipes from fondue to mac and cheese and more, to Renée Sedliar at Da Capo, for publication in fall 2013, by Steve Troha (world).

August 24, 2012

UK: UK rights to Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s BURN FOF BURN, FIRE WITH FIRE, and ASHES TO ASHES, to Venetia Gosling at Simon & Schuster UK, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, in association with Lorella Belli, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Turkish rights to Morgan Matson’s SECOND CHANCE SUMMER and AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR, to Ephesus Yayinlari, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, in association with Asli Karasuil Telif Haklari Ajansi, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Foreign: French rights to Morgan Matson’s SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, to Hachette / Livre de Poche Jeunesse, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, in association with Catherine Lapautre at Agence Michelle Lapautre, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

August 23, 2012

Audio: Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE, SAME DIFFERENCE, and NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, to Audible, by Molly Jaffa, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Audio: C.C. Payne’s LULA BELL ON GEEKDOM, FREAKDOM, AND THE CHALLENGES OF BAD HAIR, to Audible, by Molly Jaffa, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

Audio: Morgan Matson’s SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, to Audible, by Molly Jaffa, on behalf of Emily van Beek.

August 17, 2012

Fiction: Kirstin Chen’s SOY SAUCE FOR BEGINNERS, a debut novel about going home again, in which a proudly independent woman leaves her heart (or at least her floundering marriage) in San Francisco, moves back in with her parents in Singapore and finds herself caught up in her family’s artisanal soy sauce business, to Liz Egan at Amazon Publishing, for publication in Fall 2013, by Michelle Brower (WE). Foreign: jonathan@foliolit.com, molly@foliolit.com

July 25, 2012

Romance: Rachel Gibson’s next three contemporary romance novels to Lucia Macro at Avon, by Claudia Cross. (North American)

July 24, 2012

Children’s–Illustrations: Julia Kuo, artist and co-founder of design boutique The Nimbus Factory, to illustrate TWENTY WAYS TO DRAW A CAT, a modern and graphic sketchbook of prompts and inspiration for drawing animals, to Mary Ann Hall of Quarry Books, for publication in Spring 2013, by Emily van Beek.

July 17, 2012

Fiction: Hilary Helton (writing as Averil Dean)’s dark psychological suspense novel about Alice Croft, who breaks into Jack Calabrese’s house to steal a worthless box of trinkets and, when Jack comes home unexpectedly and finds her hiding in his closet, becomes drawn into a labyrinth of terrifying sexual surrender to a man who is darker and more dangerous than she could have dreamed, to Michelle Venditti at Harlequin MIRA in a World English deal by Jeff Kleinman. Translation and audio rights with Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons.

Fiction: S.G. Browne’s BIG EGOS, about a drug that lets the user take on the personality and likeness of any celebrity they choose, but at a cost; a second novel, SUPER DUPER, where medical test subjects gain some odd and unintended powers, and a zombie novella that returns to the world of BREATHERS, to Ed Schlesinger at Gallery Books, by Michelle Brower. Foreign: jonathan@foliolit.com, molly@foliolit.com.

Nonfiction: Princeton Astrophysicist J.R. Gott III, Ph.D. (SIZING UP THE UNIVERSE)’s COSMIC WEB, a study of the “Cosmic web” – the filaments of galaxies which to form a spongelike pattern – in order to discuss how the universe began and what lies in its future, to Ingid Gnerlich by Jeff Kleinman (World).

Children’s: Jacqueline Kelly’s sequel to the Newbery Honor book, The Education of Calpurnia Tate, by Marcy Posner to Laura Godwin at Holt Children’s (NA).

Fiction: CITY OF DREAMS (tentative title), sequel to CITY OF DARK MAGIC, by Christina Lynch and Meg Howrey, co-writing as Magnus Flyte, in which protagonist Sarah Weston again finds herself caught up in a series of adventures and mysterious circumstances, this time in Vienna, to Carolyn Carlson at Viking Penguin, for publication December 2013, by Claudia Cross at Folio Literary Management and Sally Brady at Brady Literary Management. (World All)

July 2, 2012

Young Adult: Youth services library coordinator Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY, about a 16-year-old, who learns she is terminally ill and makes a very surprising list of things to do – which includes settling some old scores — and then she goes into remission, to Alessandra Balzer at Balzer & Bray, by Molly Jaffa (NA).

June 28, 2012

Fiction: CITY OF DREAMS (tentative title), sequel to CITY OF DARK MAGIC, by Christina Lynch and Meg Howrey, co-writing as Magnus Flyte, in which protagonist Sarah Weston again finds herself caught up in a series of adventures and mysterious circumstances, this time in Vienna, to Carolyn Carlson at Viking Penguin, for publication December 2013, by Claudia Cross at Folio Literary Management and Sally Brady at Brady Literary Management. (World All)

June 1, 2012

Non-fiction–Memoir: Rielle Hunter’s WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me, a very personal account of her relationship with Edwards and the events that have been reported, distorted and spun by the media, to Glenn Yeffeth at BenBella Books, for publication June 26, by Steve Troha (world).

May 30, 2012

Foreign: Greek rights to Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, to Papadopoulos, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Catherine Fragou at Iris Literary Agency.

May 10, 2012

Nonfiction: Joanna Brooks’ THE BOOK OF MORMON GIRL in which a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints humorously reflects on her personal journey through adulthood and advocates for one of America’s least understood religious faiths, to Leah Miller at Free Press, at auction, for publication Summer 2012, by Claudia Cross. (North American)

May 9, 2012

Children’s–Illustrations: Julia Kuo, Illustrator and co-founder of design boutique, the Nimbus Factory, to create cover and interior illustrations to accompany Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata’s new middle-grade novel to Caitlyn Dlouhy at Atheneum by Emily van Beek for publication in Summer 2013.

May 8, 2012

Foreign: Turkish rights to Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, to Yakamoz Yayinlari, by Jonathan Lyons and Molly Jaffa, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Asli Karasuil Telif Haklari Ajansi.

April 30, 2012

Non-fiction–Cooking: James Beard Award-nominated Red Cook blogger, Chinese food expert, ICE instructor, and executive chef of Lotus Blue in New York City’s TriBeCa, Kian Lam Kho’s untitled Chinese cookbook, with 125 recipes organized by technique, to Rica Allannic at Clarkson Potter, by Steve Troha (World).

April 25, 2012

Foreign: Czech rights to Jenny Han’s THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY, IT’S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU, and WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER, to Jota Nakladatelstvi, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava I Prevodi.

April 24, 2012

Fiction: Todd Ritter’s DEVIL’S NIGHT, the third book of the Perry Hollow series following detective Kat Campbell, again to Kelley Ragland at Minotaur, by Michelle Brower.

Romance: A new contemporary romance series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown: The Billionaire Cowboy Buys a Bride, The Cowboy’s Mail Order Bride, The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby, The Cowboy’s Runaway Bride; to Deb Werksman at Sourcebooks by Erin Niumata.

April 16, 2012

Non-fiction–Biography: Andrew Morton’s 17 CARNATIONS: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History, the story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s involvement with Hitler and the cover-up to conceal damning letters sent between the two men that reached as high as Churchill and the King, to Deb Futter at Grand Central, for publication in 2014, by Steve Troha (world).

March 14, 2012

Children’s–Illustrations: Barbara Brauner and James Mattson’s middle-grade series OH MY GODMOTHER, to be illustrated by Abigail Halpin, in a four-book deal about Lacey Unger-Ware, a modern-day middle-schooler who becomes a reluctant fairy godmother, to Catherine Onder at Disney-Hyperion, by Joseph Veltre at Gersh Agency for the authors and by Emily van Beek for the illustrator (NA).

March 5, 2012

Nonfiction: Carol Bradley (Saving Gracie)’s SAVING BILLIE: The Extraordinary Battle to Liberate Captive Elephants in America, which uses the story of Billie, a supposedly man-killing elephant, to tackle the subject of elephants in captivity, delineating the science, history, and emotional connection between humans and elephants, to Daniela Rapp at St. Martins by Jeff Kleinman (World).

Fiction: World rights to International Bestselling author Pam Jenoff’s THE AMBASSADOR’S DAUGHTER, which follows a young German Jewish woman as she meets a young naval officer who will eventually become her husband—and a high ranking Nazi official, to Susan Swinwood at Mira, along with two other historical novels, by Scott Hoffman.

February 21, 2012

Foreign: Portuguese rights in Brazil to Brendon Burchard’s THE CHARGE, to Novo Conceito, in a very nice deal, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, on behalf of Scott Hoffman, in association with Philip Sane at the Lennart Sane Agency.

Foreign: Hungarian rights to Jenny Han’s THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY, IT’S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU, and WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER, to Konyvmolykepzo Kiado, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava i Prevodi.

Foreign: Italian rights to Pam Jenoff’s THE THINGS WE CHERISHED, to Sperling, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, on behalf of Scott Hoffman, in association with Stefano Tura at Berla & Griffini.

February 2, 2012

Audio: Audio rights to Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin’s TEA PARTY PATRIOTS, to John Grace at Brilliance Audio, at auction, by Molly Jaffa on behalf of Scott Hoffman.

Foreign: Portuguese rights in Brazil to Christy Whitman and Rebecca Grado’s TAMING YOUR ALPHA BITCH, to Lua de Papel / Leya, by Molly Jaffa and Jonathan Lyons, on behalf of Celeste Fine at Sterling Lord Literistic, in association with the Lennart Sane Agency.

January 26, 2012

Foreign: World French rights, excluding North America, to Erin Bow’s PLAIN KATE, to Alice Editions, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with the Michelle Lapautre Agency.

Foreign: French-language rights in North America to Erin Bow’s PLAIN KATE, to Editions Scholastic, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with the Michelle Lapautre Agency.

January 25, 2012

Picture Book: LITTLE GOBLINS TEN author Pamela Jane’s untitled Christmas picture book text, set to the classic counting rhyme “Over in the Meadow,” to Kristin Daly Rens at Balzer & Bray, by Molly Jaffa.

January 23, 2012

Middle Grade: Lana Krumwiede’s untitled sequel to FREAKLING (Candlewick Press, Fall 2012), in which Taemon ventures into the Republik in order to reunite his family and restore stability to the city of Deliverance, again to Kaylan Adair at Candlewick Press, for publication in Fall 2013, by Molly Jaffa (World English).

January 20, 2012

Foreign: Czech rights to Ilona Andrews’ MAGIC BLEEDS, to Fantom Print, by Celeste Fine, in association with Prava i Prevodi.

January 18, 2012

Children’s–Illustrations: Award-winning artist and founder of her own boutique baby and nursery décor studio, Jill McDonald, to illustrate There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, adapted by Jessica Law, to Sarah Morris at Barefoot Books, for publication in Spring 2013, by Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Australian first serial rights to RoseMarie Terenzio’s FAIRY TALE INTERRUPTED, to WHO Magazine, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Steve Troha.

January 9, 2012

Foreign: French rights to Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, to Nathan, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with the Michelle Lapautre Agency.

December 7, 2011

Fiction: Tara Conklin’s debut THE HOUSE GIRL, intertwining the stories of a young corporate lawyer tasked to find the “perfect plaintiff” for a slavery reparations case in contemporary New York, and Josephine, a runaway house slave in antebellum Virginia, whose celebrated paintings have long been thought to be the work of her mistress, to Kate Nintzel at William Morrow and Lorissa Sengara at HarperCollins Canada, at auction, by Michelle Brower. Foreign rights: celeste@foliolit.com.

December 6, 2011

Foreign: French rights to S.G. Browne’s LUCKY BASTARD, to Gallimard, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Michelle Brower, in association with the Michelle Lapautre Agency.

November 29, 2011

Non-fiction–Memoir: Food and weight loss blogger of CanYouStayforDinner.com and editor for Foodista.com, Andie Mitchell’s memoir with recipes, telling the story of how she gradually shed and has kept off 150 pounds through simple, determined life changes and examining her relationship with food, to Doris Cooper and Ashley Phillips at Clarkson Potter, for publication in Spring 2013, and an accompanying cookbook for publication in Spring 2014, by Steve Troha at Folio Literary Management (World).

Foreign: Serbian rights to Michael Scott and Colette Freedman’s THE THIRTEEN HALLOWS, to Alnari, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Steve Troha, in association with Prava i Prevodi.

November 23, 2011

Foreign: Portuguese rights in Brazil to Michael Scott and Colette Freedman’s THE THIRTEEN HALLOWS and THE HALLOWED KEEPERS, to Planeta, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Steve Troha, in association with the Lennart Sane Agency.

Novmber 9, 2011

Nonfiction–How-to: Founder and creator of MomAdvice.com and Walmart Mom Amy Clark’s untitled guide for families on how to live large on a small budget, to Jeanette Shaw at Perigee, for publication in 2013, by Erin Niumata (World).

November 1, 2011

Foreign: Turkish rights to Sheila Roberts’s LOVE IN BLOOM and THE SNOW GLOBE, to Derin Kitap, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Paige Wheeler, in association with Asli Karasuil.

Foreign: Brazil rights to Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, again to Novo Conceito, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with the Lennart Sane Agency.

Foreign: French rights to Cassie Alexander’s NIGHTSHIFTED and MOONSHIFTED, to J’ai Lu, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Michelle Brower, in association with Catherine Lapautre at the Michelle Lapautre Agency.

October 31, 2011

Foreign: German rights to Christy Whitman and Rebecca Grado’s TAMING YOUR ALPHA BITCH, to Kreuz / Verlag Herder, by Celeste Fine, in association with the Schlueck Agency.

Foreign: Portuguese rights in Brazil to Woody Woodward’s YOUR EMOTIONAL FINGERPRINT, to Fontanar, by Celeste Fine at Folio Literary Management, on behalf of Steve Troha, in association with the Lennart Sane Agency.

October 25, 2011

Nonfiction: PEACE, LOVE, BUDGET by the creator of momadvice.com and Walmart mom Amy Clark, in which she tells readers how to run a household on a budget, including how to shop for less, create menus, make your own treats, crafts for kids and basic advice for homemakers, to Perigee Books, by Erin Niumata.

October 18, 2011

Children’s-Picture book: Acclaimed author/illustrator of Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat Philip C. Stead’s HELLO, MY NAME IS RUBY in which Ruby, a little yellow bird, ventures out into the world to make new friends, encountering disappointment and joy along the way, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, by Emily van Beek.

Foreign: Bulgarian rights to Michael Scott and Colette Freedman’s THE THIRTEEN HALLOWS and THE HALLOWED KEEPERS, to PRO Films Ltd., by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Steve Troha, in association with Prava i Prevodi.

October 6, 2011

Diet: Celebrity nutritionist, fitness expert, and television personality JJ Virgin’s ZERO TOLERANCE: Moderation is Making You Fat, a three-week elimination diet, which creates dramatic weight loss by targeting the 10 hidden food sensitivities that are holding your body hostage, to Sarah Pelz at Harlequin Nonfiction, Carole Tonkinson at Harper UK, Enrico Racca at Sperling & Kupfer in Italy, and Pedro Almeida at Lua de Papel in Brazil, in a major deal, at auction, by Celeste Fine.

October 5, 2011

Foreign: Complex Chinese rights to Jenny Han’s THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY, IT’S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU, and WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER, to Marco Polo, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency.

Foreign: German rights to Karen Doornebos’s DEFINITELY NOT MR. DARCY, to Blanvalet, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Paige Wheeler, in association with the Schlueck Agency.

October 3, 2011

Foreign: German rights to Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, to Ravensburger at auction, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with the Schlueck Agency.

September 30, 2011

Nonfiction–Cooking: Author of The Tipsy Vegan and The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook John Schlimm’s GRILLING: Vegan Style!: 100 Fired-Up Recipes to Turn Every Bite into a Backyard BBQ, an “animal-free How to Grill” with over 125 recipes, again to Renee Sedliar at Da Capo, for publication in Spring 2012, by Steve Troha (world).

Foreign: Portuguese rights in Brazil to Neil Abramson’s UNSAID, to Rocco, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Jeff Kleinman, in association with the Lennart Sane Agency.

September 29, 2011

Foreign: Polish rights to Karen Doornebos’ DEFINITELY NOT MR. DARCY, to ZNAK, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Paige Wheeler, in association with GRAAL.

September 28, 2011

Foreign: French rights to Julianne Maclean’s CAPTURED BY THE HIGHLANDER, CLAIMED BY THE HIGHLANDER, and SEDUCED BY THE HIGHLANDER, to Bragelonne / Milady, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Paige Wheeler, in association with the Michelle Lapautre Agency.

September 22, 2011

Foreign: Korean rights to Michael Scott and Colette Freedman’s THE THIRTEEN HALLOWS and THE HALLOWED KEEPERS, to The DongA Ilbo, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Steve Troha, in association with the Danny Hong Agency.

Foreign: German rights to Sheila Roberts’s ANGEL LANE and THE NINE LIVES OF CHRISTMAS, to Luebbe, at auction, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Paige Wheeler, in association with the Schlueck Agency.

September 15, 2011

Foreign: Korean rights to Brendon Burchard’s THE CHARGE, to Munhakdongne, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Scott Hoffman, in association with the Danny Hong Agency.

September 7, 2011

Nonfiction–Biography: Newsweek Daily Beast journalist Allison Samuels’s WHAT WOULD MICHELLE DO?: A Modern Day Guide to Living with Style, an inside look at the life of First Lady Michelle Obama that examines her choices and philosophies that have enabled her to balance the demanding roles of wife, mom, First Lady, icon and role model, to Lauren Marino at Gotham, for publication in Spring 2012, by

Fiction: North American rights to Norb Vonnegut’s third financial thriller, THE UNSPOKEN PLEDGE, in which the NY world of high finance comes into conflict with the southern aristocracy of Charleston, South Carolina, to Pete Wolverton at Minotaur books by Scott Hoffman.

March 3, 2011

Foreign: UK rights to Pam Jenoff’s THE ANNIVERSARY CLOCK and an untitled second novel to Little, Brown UK, by Celeste Fine, on behalf of Scott Hoffman.

March 2, 2011

Women’s Fiction: Bestselling women’s fiction author Sheila Roberts has signed a significant six-book deal with Valerie Gray, Executive Editor, MIRA Books. Paula Eykelhof editing. The first two books are set for publication in 2012. The deal was negotiated by Paige Wheeler.

February 23, 2011

Children’s–Middle Grade: C.C. Payne’s Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom, Fifth Grade, and the Virtue

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