Monday, March 06, 2006

Deal Round-Up!


I posted a look at our Berkley/NAL deals from the past year as part of my blog posting on agents who write. But I also want to share our overall sales so far in 2006. Keep in mind, we don't wind up posting everything on publishers marketplace, despite our best intentions. So this isn't a complete glance at 2006 so far, but it least gives you a fairly detailed glimpse of the deals we've been making:

6 March, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Sylvia Day's MY IMMORTAL, an erotic tale of a warrior who battles nightmares and finds love with the woman prophesied to destroy both human reality and his, to Erika Tsang at Avon Red, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency.Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

1 March, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Commentator and member of the Allison family racing dynasty Liz Allison's NO HOLDING BACK, RISKING HER HEART, and WINNING IT ALL, with Wendy Etherington, to Tracy Farrell at Harlequin, in a good deal, by Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency (world).
Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

28 February, 2006
Foreign rights: Fiction
German rights to Beverly Brandt's MATCH GAME, to Goldmann, by Bastian Schlueck, on behalf of Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency. Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

28 February, 2006
Non-fiction: Religion/Spirituality
Don Piper and Cecil Murphey's 90 MINUTES FROM HEAVEN, a devotional follow up to the bestselling (more than 500,000 copies in print) 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, to Denise Silvestro at Berkley, in a significant deal, in a three-book deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world).
Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

14 February, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Maureen Child's untitled paranormal romance, about a demon who was Jack the Ripper in a former life, to Melissa Jeglinski at Harlequin, in a nice deal, by Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency.
Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

14 February, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Maureen Child's DUSTING FOR DEMONS, in which a very unexpected birthday gift leaves a thirty-something single mom dealing with the chore of demon killing amongst her daily to-do list, to Rose Hilliard at NAL, in a nice deal, by Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency. Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

6 February, 2006
Film rights
Beverly Brandt's MATCH GAME, to independent producers Ben Shahrabani and Louis Lombard, by Sarah Self at The Gersh Agency on behalf of Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency.Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

2 February, 2006
Non-fiction: Religion/Spirituality
Steven James's SAILING BETWEEN THE STARS: MUSINGS ON THE MYSTERY OF JESUS, a collection of essays exploring the enigma of Jesus and the paradoxes of Christianity, to Jennifer Leep at Revell Publishing, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency (world).
Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

2 February, 2006
Fiction: Thriller
Steven James's debut THE PAWN, about a detective tracking a serial killer who plays a macabre game of cat-and-mouse with the police; the first of three books in his new Patrick Bowers series, to Jennifer Leep at Revell Publishing, in a nice deal, by Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency (world). Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

1 February, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Sylvia Day's historical erotic novels, again to Kate Duffy at Kensington Brava, in a very nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency (world). Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

1 February, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Mae Nunn's A REGULAR JOE, the third book in her Texas Treasures series, which throws together a single mother who has prayed for a "Regular Joe" with a high-profile VP struggling to find "ordinary" happiness, to Melissa Endlich at Steeple Hill, in a nice deal, by Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency (world). Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

1 February, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Karen Kelley's DOUBLE DATING WITH THE DEAD about a psychic and a skeptic stuck in a haunted hotel with two sex-starved ghosts, to Kate Duffy at Kensington Brava, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency (world). Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

31 January, 2006
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Gena Showalter's two adult and two YA books, for her alien huntress series, AWAKEN ME DARKLY, including SAVOR ME SLOWLY, about a woman whose DNA has been spliced and honed by scientists, making her an empath and gifting her with superhuman strength, to Lauren McKenna at Pocket and MTV Books, in a good deal (cumulatively), by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world English).

29 January, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Adrianne Byrd's EDUCATING CHARLIE and SEXUAL HEALING, to Mavis Allen for Harlequin, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world).
Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

24 January, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Jaci Burton's WILD, WICKED AND WANTON, an erotica novel about three best friends who make a bet and each wind up enjoying a life-altering weekend of sensual abandon, to Kate Seaver at Berkley for Heat, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency.

19 January, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Shannon Butcher's debut NO REGRETS, about a brilliant, beautiful mathematician, whose talent in cryptology makes her the target of a ruthless terrorist group and forces her to go on the run with an ex-Navy SEAL, to Michele Bidelspach at Warner, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Nephele Tempest for The Knight Agency (world).
Nephele.Tempest@knightagency.net

18 January, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Sylvia Day's contemporary erotic novella, A FAMILIAR KIND OF MAGIC, about a rogue Familiar and the warlock who tames her, to Lucia Macro at Avon, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world). Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

12 January, 2006
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Renee Luke's SWEET TREATS, a single-author anthology of three erotic love stories, to Tina Brown at NAL, in a nice deal, by Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency (world English).Deidre.Knight@knightagency.net

2 Comments:

Anonymous Cindy Procter-King said...

Yeehaw! Keep it rolling, TKA!

Congrats to all the authors and agents involved.

Cindy

Monday, March 6, 2006 at 8:01:00 PM EST  
Blogger Jana J. Hanson said...

Liz Allison is writing for Harlequin?? Yet another series of books to add to my To Be Purchased list.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 9:52:00 AM EST  

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