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WTF Is Up With My Love Life?! Lands a Book Deal

WTF Is Up With My Love Life?! co-founders Jessica Massa and Rebecca Wiegand have landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. The Gaggle: How to Find Love in the Post-Dating World will be released in hardcover format Spring 2012.

Publicist Loren Posen revealed in an email: “The book, authored by Jessica, will be based on her nationwide interviews with young millennial women and men. It will guide the way towards romance, love and fun in this confusing – but ultimately empowering – post-dating world via the gaggle.” The video embedded above features footage from Massa’s tour.

Trident Media literary agent Alex Glass represented the writing team. Massa told Shelf-Life that they had scored a “significant six-figure deal.” Six publishers expressed interest in acquisition, but in the end senior editor Kerri Kolen secured world rights for the title.

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Landing a Literary Book Deal the Good Old Fashioned Way

MarcyDermansky.jpgIn this topsy-turvy world of million dollar advances for debut books, it’s reassuring to read about a literary author who launched a career the good old fashioned way.

Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Marcy Dermansky, talking about her novel, Bad Marie. Her dark and suspenseful book focuses on woman who is “tall, voluptuous, beautiful, thirty years old, and fresh from six years in prison for being an accessory to murder and armed robbery.” We discussed French movies, writing, and motherhood.

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Dermansky explained how she landed her book deal for Twins. “In a way, I got lucky, but it wasn’t really luck. I published short stories first–which I think is really good advice for a writer. I had one short story published in the Indiana Review. With that story, I had four agents contact me and ask if I had representation. And I didn’t. I also didn’t have a book to sell at that time. But there was one agent [Alex Glass of Trident Media Group] that I really liked. I got a good feeling from his emails. Two years later when I did have a book I wrote him and said, ‘Hey Alex, I’m back. And I have a book. That’s how my first book happened.”