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Posts Tagged ‘Jane Dystel’

Tammara Webber Lands Two Book Deal After Self-Published Bestseller

After months at the top of our Self-Published Bestsellers List and selling more than 150,000 e-book copies, Tammara Webber has landed a book deal with Penguin’s Berkley Books and Penguin Young Readers Group divisions for her novel, Easy.

Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management negotiated the two book deal with Penguin Young Readers Group president Don Weisberg. On October 9, Penguin Group start publishing the digital version of Easy, and Berkley will release a trade paperback edition on November 6th.

Here’s more from the release: “Easy follows two characters on the cusp of adulthood and reflects a growing trend in publishing that media outlets and readers have dubbed “new adult.” In new adult novels, the characters are often in their late teens or college age and are facing the coming-of-age issues that accompany the move from teen to adult life. In Easy, 19-year-old Jacqueline grapples with both the aftermath of a sexual assault and the excitement of a new love interest.” (Author photo via)

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Abbi Glines Lands Book Deal for Self-Published Novels

After dominating our Self-Published Bestsellers List, YA novelist Abbi Glines has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Simon Pulse imprint for The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers.

According to the publisher, Glines has sold more than 150,000 digital copies of the books since October 2011. Simon Pulse editorial director Jennifer Klonsky negotiated the deal with Dystel & Goderich’s Jane Dystel.

Simon Pulse has already released both books in eBook format. The Vincent Boys will come out in both hardcover and trade paperback format on October 30th. The Vincent Brothers will follow on December 18th.

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Colleen Hoover Lands Deal with Atria Books

After dominating our Self-Published Bestsellers List for weeks, Colleen Hoover has inked a deal for her romance novels Slammed and Point of Retreat with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books imprint.

According to the release, the publisher won “a heated bidding war” for the series. Dystel & Goderich Literary Management agent Jane Dystel negotiated the deal with Atria senior editor  Johanna Castillo.

Earlier this year, we wrote about how Avett Brothers’ music filled her book and fans of the indie rock band kindled her sales.  In July, Atria scooped up Jamie McGuire‘s self-published bestseller, Beautiful Disaster.

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Tracey Garvis Graves Inks 7-Figure Deal

Self-published novelist Tracey Garvis Graves landed a two-book deal with Penguin Group’s Plume imprint, and she said the deal is for “seven figures, a good seven figures.” Fourteen literary agents rejected the book before the author decided to self-publish her debut romance, On the Island.

Since she self-published in March, Graves has sold 340,000 copies of the book and broke into the New York Times bestseller list. Literary agent Jane Dystel negotiated the deal with executive editor Jill Schwartzman.

Here’s more about the book: “It centers on Anna Emerson, a thirty-year-old English teacher who accepts a summer job on a tropical island. There, she’ll be tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J., who is behind on his schoolwork because of cancer treatments. But as they fly over the Maldives, their plane crashes into shark infested waters. They manage to get to shore, but find themselves stranded on an uninhabited island with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. As weeks become months, the castaways encounter many obstacles including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the looming possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. But as their bond grows stronger with each passing birthday, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.”

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How to Pitch Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

With 600 clients and ten agents, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management is a bustling place to look for an agent. Mediabistro’s Pitching an Agent series interviewed founder Jane Dystel for more advice.

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management has represented many authors, including On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves, Murder As a Fine Art by David Morrell, and a new YA series by James Dashner, Lisa McMann and Richelle Mead.

With 10 agents, including Dystel herself, DGLM is a medium-sized operation, which may be appealing to new writers. Dystel says that, while she has a reputation for being very tough with publishers, “I think my clients would say that I’m very nurturing. They all have my home phone number. I take very good care of them.”

Read more in Pitching An Agent: Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

Simon & Schuster to Handle Sales & Distribution for John Locke Print Books

Self-published author John Locke has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster. The first self published author to sell a million eBooks will let the major publisher handle sales and distribution of the first print run of his books.

Locke will continue to publish the eBooks and will produce the print books under his imprint John Locke Books, while Simon & Schuster will handle sales and distribution of the physical editions of the Donovan Creed novels. Locke’s agent, Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, handled the deal. The titles will go on sale in February 2012.

Locke had this statement: “There are many paths from author to reader … and any path that puts the reader first will be successful. This agreement represents an exciting departure from the norm, and I applaud Simon & Schuster’s incredible vision, and their willingness to provide a vehicle that allows all readers traditional access to my books.”

From Arrest to Book Deal: 48 Hours

Be careful what you wish for. That’s the line in my head after an early morning conversation with a friend musing about whether someone would be snapping up fallen NASA astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak to a book deal for her recent 1000-mile trek to attempt kidnapping and murder upon her perceived rival for a fellow astronaut’s affections. “Wanna bet the story will end up as a St. Martin’s paperback with Jane Dystel doing the deal?” I quipped. “Charlie Spicer is prepping the deal memo as we speak,” was the instant reply.

And lo, that’s exactly what happened, according to a deal just posted on Publishers Marketplace this afternoon. Dystel’s the agent, Spicer’s the editor, and the author will be Diane Fanning, whose previous true crime efforts have garnered her an Edgar Award nomination. It goes without saying the book sold on proposal – or maybe a one-page sheet, if that…