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Michael Sand to Join Abrams as Publisher

MichaelSandMichael Sand, who is currently Executive Editor at Little, Brown will join Abrams as Vice President, Publisher for Adult Trade on September 22nd.

Sand has more than 20 years experience working with illustrated books. He joined Little, Brown in 2006 where he worked on cooking titles including: The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg and Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara. Prior to Little, Brown, Sand served as an Executive Editor at The Aperture Foundation where he worked for ten years.

“Michael Sand is the perfect candidate to continue to envision, shape, and drive our adult editorial programs at ABRAMS. In addition to his consummate editorial skill and taste, Sand is an expert on and adept at nonfiction publishing with a focus on narrative, biography, memoir, art, and photography, as well as lifestyle and, especially, cooking and food. His skills and taste are a rare mix in today’s trade books environment,” stated Michael Jacobs, President and CEO of Abrams.

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Drew Barrymore Inks Deal for Photography Book

Actress Drew Barrymore has signed a deal for her photography book, Find it in Everything. This collection features pictures of “heart-shaped objects found in everyday life.”

Little, Brown and Company has scheduled a release date for January 14, 2014. Executive editor Michael Sand acquired this project.

According to the press release, Barrymore has discovered and photographed hearts that appear “from a discarded straw wrapper to a hole in a T-shirt to a scallion in a bowl of miso soup.” In the near future, she plans to post an image from the book on her personal social media pages.

Nolan Ryan to Publish Cookbook

Baseball legend Nolan Ryan will publish The Nolan Ryan Beef Cookbook with Little, Brown in 2014.

Besides holding the Guinness World Record for the fastest baseball ever thrown, the pitcher is also a rancher and cook. David Vigliano and Anthony Mattero from Vigliano Associates negotiated the deal with executive editor Michael Sand. Here’s more from the release:

But ever since he bought his first heifer at the tender age of ten, ranching has been close to Nolan Ryan’s heart.  Ryan was one of the first baseball players to sign a contract worth $1 million.  He invested his earnings in a ranch.  While still pitching for the Texas Rangers he was asked to run for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, and during this period in his career, he started to compile his favorite beef recipes.  Ryan served on the Board of Directors of the Beefmaster Association, and while there started his own eponymous brand, Nolan Ryan’s All Natural Beef, to increase consumer awareness of the brand.