Sunday, January 28, 2007

Wiley Acquires Publications from Carpe Diem Communications

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired three controlled-circulation publications from Carpe Diem Communications, Inc., of Yardley, Pennsylvania. The acquisition expands Wiley’s global controlled-circulation portfolio of life and physical science offerings.

The three periodicals are: Food Quality, PFQ (Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality), and Contamination Control.

THINKFilm Shoots for THE MOON

THINKFilm has acquired North American rights to IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, a documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker David Sington that brings together the surviving crew members from the Apollo missions to tell their stories by interweaving stunning archival footage with first-hand testimony. The deal was announced by the company's President and CEO, Jeff Sackman, who plans to release the film in theatrical engagements in 2007 in association with Discovery Films.

Bull Market Entertainment Acquires Award Winning Screenplay Wake

Bull Market Entertainment has acquired Wake, a screenplay written by Lennox Wiseley. Wake is about a young woman who, in her struggle to experience emotion, attends the funerals of strangers. At one of the funerals, she meets a man mourning his fiancée. As he helps her come to terms with her complex feelings about passion and death, she finds herself falling in love... until she discovers that he may have murdered his fiancée – and she could be next.'Wake' was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship competition run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where it was one of the top 100 scripts out over 5000 entries. It was also a finalist in the 2005 Creative Screenwriting Competition and a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival. Production on 'Wake' is expected to begin in June in Los Angeles.

Salmon Creek PR Signs Best Selling Author

Salmon Creek PR has signed best-selling author and pet radio host Tracie Hotchner. Tracie Hotchner is the author of the million-copy bestseller Pregnancy & Childbirth, which was nominated for the American Book Award. Her current work has shifted to four-legged furry family members with the publication of "The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know" (Gotham Books, November 2005). It is the first all-inclusive comprehensive guide to everything pertaining to the relationship of people and their dogs. "The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know" will be published by Gotham in October 2007.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Scribner to Publish New Book From Steve Martin on His Early Years

Susan Moldow, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Scribner, an imprint of the Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Division, announced that Scribner will publish a memoir by New York Times bestselling novelist and legendary comedian Steve Martin. The book, titled BORN STANDING UP, is Martin's first work of narrative non-fiction, and is a riveting chronicle of his early years as a stand-up comedian and a fascinating portrait of an era.

Martin, the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Cruel Shoes, Pure Drivel, Shop Girl, The Pleasure of My Company, and the play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, brings all his talent to this taut, moving, exquisitely written, and, of course, laugh-out-loud funny memoir.

"This is a book that no one but Steve Martin could write, but it is also the universally compelling story of a man whose aspirations and fierce tenacity took him to greatness," said Nan Graham, Vice President and Editor- in-Chief of Scribner, who acquired world rights from Martin's longtime agent Esther Newberg of ICM. The book will also be available on compact disk and for digital download from Simon & Schuster Audio, and Simon and Schuster will publish in the United Kingdom.