Sunday, March 25, 2007

Publisher Acquires Romanian Rights to iUniverse Title

Romanian publisher has acquired the rights to the book Dr. Laurie Nadel’s Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power. According to the author, Dr. Laurie Nadel, a Romanian radio program sparked the interest of Curtea Vesche Publishing.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Award-winning journalist George Tombs signs Conrad Black book deal with ECW Press

ECW Press has acquired the rights to a new biography of Conrad Black by award-winning journalist and historian George Tombs. Baron Black of Crossharbour: Trial by Fire, will be published inCanada, the United States and the United Kingdom later this year. This unauthorized, hard-hitting book will provide exclusive new details, insights, and revelations about Conrad Black and his criminal trial for fraud, obstruction of justice, and racketeering, starting in Chicago on March 14. Baron Black will be released after the verdict of the trial.

Hyperion to Publish New Book By George Stephanopoulos and Todd Brewster

Hyperion plans to publish a new book by George Stephanopoulos and Todd Brewster. THE PERFECT PRESIDENT will be published in the spring of 2008, just as the presidential election season enters its stride.

In this brief, provocative, and incisive book, the authors examine the often surprising characteristics that have contributed to presidential greatness over the course of American history. When choosing a president should we look for the characteristics we value in ourselves, and others, or does history demonstrate that a mixture of darkness and light may be required to take command of our only national elective office? Using examples from the rich trove of the presidential story, THE PERFECT PRESIDENT seeks to answer that question.

The announcement of the new book was made by Robert S. Miller, president of Hyperion. Miller negotiated the deal with Esther Newberg of ICM. The editor for the book will be executive editor Gretchen Young. Hyperion retains North American and audio rights.


Penguin Young Readers Group to Publish Nick Hornby's Slam

Nick Hornby, New York Times-bestselling author of such internationally acclaimed books as High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good and A Long Way Down, will publish his first novel for young adults with Penguin Young Readers Group. Entitled Slam, the book tells the moving story of a boy on the cusp of adulthood whose world is turned upside down in a life-altering teenage moment. Penguin Young Readers Group acquired North American rights to the book from literary agent Caroline Dawnay of Peters Fraser & Dunlop and plans to publish the book in hardcover in October 2007. Simultaneous paperback editions of the novel will follow from Riverhead and Penguin Young Readers in 2008. Slam, a novel for readers of many ages, revolves around Sam who -- after falling hard for a very pretty girl -- ultimately finds his way through conversations with a larger-than-life poster of his idol, champion skater Tony Hawk.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Crossed Paths Released by ASJA Press

ASJA Press announced the release of Crossed Paths, the compelling novelette written by Bill Schneider. Crossed Paths features a glimpse of Will and Adam, who met and fell in love in the mid-1970s when same sex relationships were taboo. Crossed Paths is an illuminating literary work that captures joy and freezes the pain of love. Film rights from Bill Schneider has been acquired by a Hollywood-based production company. Author Bill Schneider's literary works include Second Chapter (2005) and Sand Dollar (2006). Mr. Schneider has also written three screenplays: Rear View Mirror, Luck of the Draw and Terror on the Thames. Website:

HarperCollins Publishers Signs Jenna Bush for Book Deal

HarperCollins Publishers today announced that it has acquired world rights to ANA'S STORY: A JOURNEY OF HOPE by Jenna Bush. The young-adult, narrative non-fiction project will be based on her experiences working with UNICEF in Central America, and will focus on the story of a seventeen-year-old single mother who was orphaned at a young age and is living with HIV. The book will have color photographs throughout by photographer Mia Baxter, who accompanied Bush in Central America.

Since Fall 2006, Bush has been an intern for UNICEF's Educational Policy department at its regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean. Throughout her internship, she has traveled to Argentina, Paraguay and Panama, creating photo diaries of the life stories and personal narratives of children and adolescents. Currently she teaches at a shelter in Panama several days a week.

The deal was negotiated by Kate Jackson, SVP/Associate Publisher, Editor- in-Chief of HarperCollins Children's Books with Washington D.C. attorney Robert B. Barnett. The book is scheduled for publication in Fall 2007.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Running Press to publish debut title of their MAD's GREATEST ARTISTS series

Running Press Book Publishers, an imprint of the Perseus Books Group, has joined MAD Magazine in announcing the October 2007 publication of The Completely MAD Don Martin, the first title in Running Press's MAD's Greatest Artists series. Weighing in at seventeen pounds with more than 1,000 pages and a foreword by Gary Larson, this oversized tribute to one of MAD Magazine's most recognized and best-loved artists will be beautifully formatted as a deluxe two-volume slip-cased special edition and will include every single work Martin created for the magazine over the course of his 30-year affiliation.

Collins Signs Deal to Dance with the Stars

Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has announced a deal with ABC Entertainment and BBC Worldwide to publish a tie-in book based on the runaway ABC hit reality show, "Dancing With the Stars." DANCING WITH THE STARS Fitness Book will be published this fall and will reveal for the first time how some of the stars and dancers got into the best shape of their lives. Included will be healthy recipes and simple dance moves as well as never before seen pictures and quotes from the stars and their partners.