Quill and Quire

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By early February Bertelsmann had already begun merging Random House with BDD internationally. In the U.K., Transworld and Random House will continue to act separately, but in other territories they are being merged under the ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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• A new paperback edition of Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks will be published to coincide with the mid-February release of the big-screen adaptation, starring Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, and Paul Newman. H.B. ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Never mind the pacingAfter reading “Book TV: How the literary shows rate” (Dec. 1998) and “Book TV to launch this year” (Jan. 1999), I would suggest that people involved with these new shows obtain a ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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How Bertelsmann arrived at its decision to appoint Doubleday’s John Neale chair of the new Random House of Canada and David Kent president and publisher is their business. But we liked the Book Publishers’ Professional ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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• Dell’s tie-in edition of Andrew Klavan’s True Crime,/I> comes out the second week of February, to coincide with the Warner Brothers screen version directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. A down-and-out reporter discovers that ... Read More »

October 28, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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First, you should know...• Most literary agents in Canada either don’t take on authors of children’s literature, or take on very few. Specialists in Canada include the Transatlantic Literary Agency, Melanie Colbert Agency, and J. ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Here are some general guidelines (and caveats) for authors considering contract offers from publishers:1 Get professional advice from an agent, or someone specializing in publishing contracts. While an author may choose to sign a less ... Read More »

October 28, 2003