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Clinical Psychologist Meg Jay Inks Deal with Twelve For ‘Supernormal’

meg jayMeg Jay, Ph.D. has landed a deal with Hachette’s Twelve imprint for her new nonfiction book, Supernormal: The Secret World of the Heroic Child.

Jay (pictured, via) had this statement in the press release: “Our culture tends to romanticize upward mobility in all forms, but we sometimes forget about its complexities: secrets, exhaustion, alienation. Naturally, we are amazed by those who outperform their pasts, yet as we have focused on ‘How do they do it?’ we have forgotten to keep asking, ‘How does it feel?’ There is a void that lies between the literature on adversity and resilience which Supernormal will finally fill.”

Publisher Deb Futter negotiated the deal with William Morris Endeavor agent Tina Bennett. Jay, a respected clinical psychologist, has become well-known for her popular TED Talk, “Why 30 is Not the New 20.” As of this writing, the video has attracted more than 5.9 million views.

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Jason Rekulak Named Quirk Books Publisher

Jason Rekulak has been promoted to publisher of Quirk Books. In addition, Brett Cohen has been promoted to president at Quirk Books and David Borgenicht will take the role of Quirk Productions CEO.

Rekulak acquired and edited many of the house’s bestsellers including the mash-up title Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the young adult novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A number of other publishing organizations have also announced promotions this week…

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Deb Futter Named Publisher of Twelve

Deb Futter has been named publisher of Grand Central Publishing’s Twelve imprint. Futter will continue to serve as EIC of Grand Central Publishing. Current publisher Cary Goldstein will depart.

Other publishers made changes as well this week. Maha Kahlil jumps from Hyperion, where she served as director of sales, to her new role as marketing director for the Crown Publishing Group’s Clarkson Potter, Potter Style, Potter Craft, Watson-Guptill, and Amphoto imprints.

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Carole King Lands Book Deal for Memoir

Singer and songwriter Carole King has inked a deal with Hachette Book Group’s Grand Central Publishing imprint to publish her memoir, A Natural Woman. Publication is set for April 2012.

Joy Harris of the Joy Harris Literary Agency negotiated the deal with hardcovers EIC Deb Futter. King wrote a number of hits over her long career, including “It’s Too Late,”  “I Feel the Earth Move,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” In the video embedded above, King sings “So Far Away” while some guy named James Taylor plays guitar.

Here’s more about the book: “[It] will chronicle Carole King’s story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world’s most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist.”

Faulks Confirmed as Author of Centenary Bond Novel

Score one for MI6, who correctly predicted that Sebastian Faulks, most recently the author of ENGELBY, is the newest author aboard the James Bondenterprise. DEVIL MAY CARE is scheduled to be published on May 28, 2008 – just in time for the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming‘s birth – by Penguin in the UK and Doubleday in the US. Doubleday president and publisher Steve Rubin bought US rights from Gillon Aitken with Deb Futter to edit.

“Three pages into DEVIL MAY CARE and you are immediately thrown back into the world of James Bond and all those wonderful characters we have come to love,” Rubin said in the announcement, reprinted on Doubleday Broadway’s official blog. “DEVIL MAY CARE is pure Fleming channeled by Faulks – a madcap adventure, a romantic romp and a book you can devour in one sitting. It all starts in Paris, and no one alive writes better about Paris than Sebastian Faulks.”

The book will be set in 1967, when, Faulks said yesterday, “Bond is damaged, ageing and in a sense it is the return of the gunfighter for one last heroic mission”. His own interpretation of the spy, he hinted, would show all the caddishness of Bond’s previous incarnations, tempered with just a shade of new-mannish sensitivity. He has been widowed and been through a lot of bad things … He is slightly more vulnerable than any previous Bond but at the same time he is both gallant and highly sexed, if you can be both. Although he is a great seducer, he really does appreciate the girls he seduces and he doesn’t actually use them badly.”