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Literary Agent Julie Just To Join Pippin Properties

Literary agent Julie Just will head to Pippin Properties on May 1st.

Just (pictured) is looking for clients who write strong and distinctive young-adult and middle-grade fiction. She also has an interest in narrative nonfiction for adults and children.

In other revolving door news this week, three members of the editorial team at Simon & Schuster have been promoted…

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Danielle Steel To Publish a Picture Book for Kids

Bestselling romance novelist Danielle Steel has landed a book deal for a picture book for kids.

Doubleday Books for Young Readers will publish Pretty Minnie in Paris in fall 2014. Janklow & Nesbit Associates agent Julie Just negotiated the deal with editorial director Frances Gilbert. Gilbert will edit and Kristi Valiant will illustrate the book. Here’s more from the release:

Steel has one passion that her fans might not know about—her love for dogs. Pretty Minnie in Paris is inspired by the adventures of Steel’s own teacup Chihuahua, and her love of Paris—where she resides part of the year. Steel’s picture book tells the stylish tale of a fashionable Parisian pup out on the town … Steel lives in San Francisco and Paris, which inspired many of the scenes in Pretty Minnie in Paris. Over the years she has raised several beloved dogs, and this October 2013 brings the release of her next nonfiction work, Pure Joy (Delacorte Press), a memoir of Steel’s most beloved family pets.

Gregory Hill & Jill Baguchinsky Win the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Amazon and Penguin have announced the two winners of the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Gregory Hill won the general fiction award for his title East of Denver. Jill Baguchinsky won the YA fiction award for her title Spookygirl.

Here’s more about the contest: “The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award brings together talented writers, reviewers, and publishing experts to find and develop new voices in fiction … Each winner received a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.”

The judges for the YA fiction category included YA author Gayle Foreman, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers publisher Jennifer Besser, and literary agent Julie Just. The judges for the general fiction category included novelist Lev Grossman, G.P. Putnam’s Sons editorial director Marysue Rucci, and literary agent Jennifer Joel.

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