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Dateline LBF: Further to the Dealmaking

  • Peter Ackroyd moves from Random House to Macmillan in a six-book deal. (the Bookseller)
  • UK rights to Eagles guitarist Don Felder‘s HEAVEN AND HELL: MY LIFE AS AN EAGLE went to Wiedenfeld & Nicholson. US rights are with Hyperion. (the Bookseller)
  • EVERY HOME NEEDS A BALCONY by Rina Frank, pitched as “the Israeli KITE RUNNER”, has sold in six countries. (the Bookseller)
  • UK & Commonwealth rights for Believer editor Ed Park‘s PERSONAL DAYS was pre-empted by Rosalind Porter at Vintage. (the Bookseller)
  • US rights to Sophie Dahl‘s novel PLAYING WITH THE GROWN-UPS went to, of all people, Nan Talese/Doubleday. (the Bookseller)
  • One deal that won’t be brokered at LBF, contrary to rumor, is for Keith Richards‘ memoirs. But agent Ed Victor did confirm that he would be selling the memoir this summer. “In terms of foreign rights it will be the hot book at Frankfurt,” he predicted. (the Bookseller)
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