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Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg Ink Deal for New Series

Janet Evanovich has inked a deal with Random house four more novels in her Stephanie Plum series. She also sold four novels in a series co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Peter Evanovich negotiated the two deals with Random House Publishing Group publisher Gina Centrello and Ballantine Bantam Dell publisher Libby McGuire and from, the author’s agent. In 2010, Evanovich signed with Ballantine Bantam Dell after working with St. Martin’s Press for 15 years.

Here’s more from the release: “The new Evanovich-Goldberg series will feature FBI agent Kate Winslow and international fugitive Danny Cole and will be a thrilling combination of crime, romance, and adventure. The first in the series is scheduled for publication in fall 2013. The next Plum novel, Notorious Nineteen, will be published this November 20, 2012 and just out now is Wicked Business, the second book in Evanovich’s No. 1 bestselling series starring Lizzy and Diesel.”

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Janet Evanovich Signs with Ballantine Bantam Dell

je.jpgEarlier this month, novelist Janet Evanovich left St. Martin’s Press after 15 years–reportedly after the publisher turned down a request for $50 million for four books.

Today Random House Publishing Group acquired the worldwide hardcover, paperback, audio, and e-book rights for four new novels by Evanovich. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The first book is set for mid-2011, published by Ballantine Bantam Dell. The deal was negotiated by Peter Evanovich, the novelist’s agent and son. Ballantine Bantam Dell EIC Jennifer Hershey acquired the books. Evanovich has written 33 novels and sold more than 75 million copies.

Evanovich had this statement: “I started my career as a Bantam author, and I’m very excited to be returning. Their sales, distribution, and marketing make them the perfect partner for me and my work. Load up the U-Haul; break out the pizza and the beer — it’s moving day for Stephanie, Joe, Ranger, Diesel and me!”