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Posts Tagged ‘Rebecca Oliver’

Awkward Family Photos Blog Seals Two Book Deal

awkwardphotos.jpgJust two months after the launch of the first Awkward Family Photos book, bloggers Mike Bender and Doug Chernack have sold two more books from the popular site to Three Rivers Press.

The Crown Publishing Group imprint has scheduled Awkward Family Pet Photos for fall 2011 and an untitled third book for a later release date. Rebecca Oliver of WME negotiated the deal with senior editor Suzanne O’Neill. According to the release, Awkward Family Photos spent 10 weeks on the New York Times‘ bestseller list.

Here’s more about the next title: “Awkward Family Pet Photos is based on a spin-off site Bender and Chernack have just launched of the same name. It currently gets over 4 million impressions per month. The new book will include the most outrageous submissions from the site, along with many never-before-seen photos. The book will showcase the hilarious, and sometimes disturbing, bonds families and owners have with their pets.”

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Eat, Pray, Rehash

9780143038412H.jpgHyperion will publish a memoir that tells the other side of the story behind the memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love“—a literary response scheduled for a fall 2010 release.

According to Publishers Weekly, Michael Cooper sold “Displaced” to Hyperion’s Brenda Copeland. The book’s auction was handled by William Morris Endeavor agent, Rebecca Oliver. Cooper’s ex-wife, Elizabeth Gilbert, wrote “Eat, Pray, Love” about how she recovered from their divorce.

Here’s more from the post: “Cooper offers the flip side of her tale—his account of overcoming the divorce and embarking on his own world journey. According to Hyperion, he goes on a ‘search for purpose’ that leads him through the Middle East and other developing countries.”

Oliver Joins Endeavor Book Division

PW Daily reports that Rebecca Oliver, last with Grand Central Publishing, has joined Endeavor‘s New York book division as a literary agent. She will oversee foreign and domestic subsidiary rights and work alongside Richard Abate, who recently created the agency’s East Coast book division. Oliver had been at Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) since 1999, first as associate director of domestic rights and most recently as associate director of subsidiary Rights, handling serial and translation rights for GCP and its imprints. In 2001, she oversaw the launch of the Hachette Book Group’s large print program.