Market News for Writers – Quick Bytes


• Rosemary DiBattista, writing as Rosie Genova, sold her Italian Kitchen Mystery series to editor Sandy Harding at NAL,. This “nice” (nice = $1,000-$49,000) three-book deal was auctioned by agent Kim Lionetti at BookEnds.
• David Thurlo and Aimee Thurlo sold a new mystery series set in New Mexico and starring a Navajo and ex-special ops, to editor Hannah Braaten at Minotaur. This “nice” two-book deal (nice = $1,000-$49,000) was negotiated by Peter Rubie at FinePrint Literary Management (NA).
• Toni LoTempio sold a new series featuring a sandwich shop owner and her remarkably communicative cat to editor Faith Black at Berkley Prime Crime. This three-book deal was negotiated by Josh Getzler at Hannigan Salky Getzler.
• Juliet Blackwell sold four books, including the next two novels in her Haunted Home Renovation mystery series and two in her Witchcraft Mystery series to Editor Kerry Donovan at NAL. Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management negotiated the deal.
• Debut author Terry Shames sold her Samuel Craddock series, set in small-town Texas, to Editor Dan Mayer at Seventh Street Books. This two-book deal was negotiated by Gail Fortune of the Talbot-Fortune Agency.
• Elaine Viets sold two more Dead-End Job mysteries (a hard/soft deal) and two more Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper paperback mysteries to Senior Editor Sandra Harding at NAL/Obsidian. The deal was negotiated by David Hendin of DH Literary, Inc.
• Kathleen Aarons sold her Chocolate Bookstore mystery series to Editor Robin Barletta at Berkley. This three-book deal was negotiated by Jessica Faust of BookEnds.
• Amanda Lee sold two more books in her Embroidery Mystery Series to Editor Jessica Wade at NAL. The deal was negotiated by Robert Gottlieb of Trident Media Group.
• #1 NYT bestselling author Elizabeth George sold the next two books in her Inspector Lynley crime novel series to Editor Brian Tart at Dutton. This “major” deal (major = $500,000 and up) was negotiated by Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group.
From the New York Times
Barnes & Noble Is Planning to Close a Lot of Stores, Again [Updated] by Kevin Roose
From the Huffington Post
Nine Writing Mistakes You are Probably Making by Ben Yagoda
From the Wall Street Journal
The E-Reader Revolution: Over Just As It Has Begun? By Greg Bensinger

Join us on Sunday, April 7 for Penny Sansevieri’s great article regarding bookstores! Until then, keep reading and writing! NQ


About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories.
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