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Posts Tagged ‘John Parsley’

What Are Editors Looking For in 2014?

allitagencyWriters always ponder what type of manuscripts editors want to acquire.

The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, a London-based organization, posed that question to dozens of different fiction and nonfiction editors from both the UK and the US.

The lists included Simon & Schuster senior editor Michelle Howry, St. Martin’s Press editor Daniela Rapp, and Little Brown & Company editorial director John Parsley.

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Willie Nelson Inks Book Deal

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Willie Nelson has landed a book deal to tell the “unvarnished, complete, and tremendous story” of his life.

Nelson has published a number of books over the course of his prolific career, but the publisher promised “none will be as personal or as wide in scope as this.”

Little, Brown and Company will publish the book in the summer of 2015. David Vigliano of Vigliano Associates negotiated the deal with executive editor John Parsley.

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Minnesota Vikings Player Inks Book Deal for Personal Essay Collection

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has landed a book deal with Little, Brown for Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, “a collection of uncensored personal essays on topics ranging from faith to government, from losing in professional athletics to human rights.”

Publication is set for June 25, 2013. Rob Weisbach at Rob Weisbach Creative Management negotiated the deal. Executive editor John Parsley will edit. Kluwe earned 2.3 million views on Deadspin earlier this year for an angry letter railing against one politician’s “vitriolic hatred and bigotry.”

Here’s more from the release: “The politician thought a football player had no place standing up for gay rights, and Kluwe was outraged and wrote a point by point deconstruction of his argument. Not your average pro athlete, Kluwe is committed to supporting gay marriage and has even posed shirtless in Out magazine, but he is a straight husband and father of two. He is a football player who turned down Harvard. He is a gamer, a geek, passionate, and shockingly sharp-tongued—and he either gets readers’ heads nodding with him or makes them explode.”

John Fogerty Lands Book Deal for Memoir

Rock star and songwriter John Fogerty will publish his memoir with Little, Brown in 2014.

The former Creedence Clearwater Revival lead singer will talk about his time in one of rock music’s most memorable bands, writing songs like “Proud Mary” and “Bad Moon Rising,” but he will also talk about his ongoing work as a solo artist. Publisher Michael Pietsch acquired the book and executive editor John Parsley will edit. Here’s more from the release:

His solo career includes the album Centerfield, as well as Grammy Award–winning records and award-winning tours … Fogerty will write about the pressures of sudden fame, his tumultuous relationships with his bandmates—including his brother, Tom—and his long and costly battle for creative freedom from his record label, a battle that was taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Crushed by how the record label victimized him, he was forced to walk away from it all while they were the number one band in the world.

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