Latest Deals (as reported in Publishers Marketplace)
BUSINESS Former editorial director at Google and Twitter Karen Wickre's NETWORKING FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE TO NETWORK, offering advice for introverts and anyone who has ever cancelled a coffee date about how to nurture a vibrant circle of reliable contacts without leaving their comfort zone, by channeling their natural instincts, making best use of digital tools and attracting attention without blatant self-promotion, to Cara Bedick at Touchstone for publication in late 2018.
POP CULTURE John Doe with Tom DeSavia's MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD, which picks up where their first book, the LA Times bestseller Under the Big Black Sun left off to portray the dizzying pinnacle of LA's punk rock movement in the early to mid-1980s when the music permeated suburbia in the shadow of Reagan's America, to Ben Schafer at Da Capo, for publication in Spring 2019.
NARRATIVE New Yorker contributor Jennie Erin Smith's THE VALLEY OF FORGETTING, the story of the world's largest cluster of early-onset Alzheimer's patients, from an isolated hillside community near Medellin, Colombia, the result of a genetic mutation that traces back to a single conquistador - and the extraordinary ongoing research there that could lead to a new treatment for the disease, to Cal Morgan at Riverhead (PRH), in a pre-empt.
INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS Japanese rights to Daniel Golden's SPY SCHOOLS, to Hara Shobo by Japan Uni on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary for LynnJohnstonLiterary.
INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS Japanese rights to Leanne Jacobs's BEAUTIFUL MONEY, to Discovery 21, by Japan Uni on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary for LynnJohnstonLiterary.
REFERENCE Julie Sternberg's ACLU GUIDE TO PROTEST, detailing legal rights that every protester needs to know and strategies from the ACLU's resistance training workshops, to Michele Martin at North Star Way (Simon and Schuster), at auction, for publication in early 2018.
INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS Korean rights to Leanne Jacobs's BEAUTIFUL MONEY: The 4-Week Total Makeover, to Axia, by Duran Kim at Duran Kim Agency on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary in association with LynnJohnstonLiterary.
BUSINESS Robotics Design Consultant and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Carla Diana and Executive Director of Stanford University's Center for Design Research Wendy Ju's THE SOCIAL LIVES OF PRODUCTS, about what the humanization of consumer products means for product designers, product managers, marketers, executives and entrepreneurs, recognizing that as smart objects become more ubiquitous, their personalities will distinguish which we gladly invite into our homes and which we'd rather leave in stores, to Jeff Kehoe at Harvard Business Review Press for publication in Spring 2019.
CURRENT EVENTS Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent's THEFTOCRACY chronicling the epic clash over voting rights in the Trump era and how to combat the unprecedented assault on democracy, to Geoff Shandler at Custom House (HarperCollins), for publication in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS French rights to Leanne Jacobs's BEAUTIFUL MONEY, to l'Homme by Anna Jorota Agency, on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary for Lynn Johnston Literary.
DIET/HEALTH Founder and editor of the NY Times Well Blog Tara Parker-Pope's UNTITLED BOOK, about the uses of the latest research to cut through the massive confusion over food and diet to show the best way to eat, to Caroline Sutton at Hudson Street Press (Penguin Random House).