AGENCY NEWS-AUGUST 2016
After some spirited bidding among three houses, we’ve sold BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by the pseudonymous Margot Hunt in a two book deal to Mira. We couldn’t be more excited about this brilliantly written and conceived book of psychological suspense which Mira will publish as a hardcover lead in 2017.
On behalf of Edward Willett we’ve sold his new fantasy series WORLDSHAPERS to Daw Books.
On behalf of new client Melissa F. Olson we are completing a new deal with 47North for an additional two books in her ‘Old World’ Series. We’re also marketing the the sequel to her self published mystery THE BIG KEEP which I strongly recommend to any fan of Kinsey Millhone or Stephanie Plum.
On behalf of Jay Allan, we’ve sold the FLAMES OF REBELLION space opera trilogy to Harper Voyager.
Christopher Nuttall will be continuing his ANGEL IN THE WHIRLWIND series with 47North with two new installments, and has promised 47North the first book in an as yet unnamed series.
On behalf of Lightspeed Magazine Managing Editor Wendy Wagner, we’ve sold her debut novel AN OATH OF DOGS to Angry Robot.
On behalf of Travis Langley, we’ve sold a new installment in his popular pop-psychology books, this time about Wonder Woman, to Sterling.
We’ve also been busy with a number of backlists. On behalf of Sharon Shinn we’ve licensed almost her entire backlist to Orion. It will be great to see these books available as ebooks throughout the UK and the BC countries.
We’ve also done a fair amount of new work for the Andre Norton Estate. In Germany we’ve agreed on terms to license 15 of Andre’s books to Apex Verlag. This will be the first major re-publication of Andre in Germany in at least a quarter century. We’ve also licensed WITCH WORLD in China. With the WITCH WORLD movie in active development as a joint Chinese/American project we are very hopeful this will turn into something big.
Audible will publish WE ARE LEGION (WE ARE BOB) by Dennis E. Taylor and we will be publishing the book as an ebook original in our ASP program.
In the romance area we’ve made a number of sales for Leah Marie Brown—an additional book in her ‘It Girls’ series to Kensington, a new three book series with a Fairy Tale theme and she’s going be adding novella to a new Fern Michael’s anthology.
We’ve sold a number of backlist titles on behalf of G.A. Aiken to Tantor for audio publication, including her first four ‘Dragon’ Books.