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Kate White Inks Deal at HarperCollins

Cosmopolitan magazine editor-in-chief Kate White (pictured, via) has signed with Harper Business for her new nonfiction title called Sweet Success: How to Get It, Run with It, Savor It. The book will be released in fall 2012.

Associate publisher Kathy Schneider negotiated the deal with Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency president Sandra Dijkstra. Associate editor Colleen Lawrie will edit the title.

Here’s more from the release: “A new business book for women, Sweet Success: How to Get It, Run with It, Savor It will focus on women who are beginning their careers, and women in the middle stages of their professional paths. With Kate’s trademark savvy and wit, Sweet Success will expand on the strategies she set forth in her groundbreaking bestselling book, Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead But Gusty Girls Do (Grand Central 1996).”

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Lisa See Scores Two-Book Deal

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan author Lisa See (pictured, via) has inked a two-book deal with Random House.

Her next novel, Dream of Joy, will be released on May 31st. The book continues the story of two characters introduced in Shanghai Girls, Pearl and May. Executive editor Bob Loomis negotiated the deal with Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency president Sandra Dijkstra.

See had this statement in the release: “I was a midlist writer with not much of a future when I first came to Random House. Bob Loomis pushed me to work deeper and harder. With his guidance and with the support of everyone at Random House, I’ve blossomed as a writer.”

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Amy Tan Inks Deal with HarperCollins

HarperCollins has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to bestselling author Amy Tan‘s (pictured, via) forthcoming novel, The Valley of Amazement.

In the U.S., Ecco publisher Daniel Halpern negotiated with Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency president Sandra Dijkstra. In Canada, Harper Canada publisher Iris Tupholme ironed out a contract with Westwood Creative Artists literary agent John Pearce.

Tan described her book in the release: “A painting called the ‘Valley of Amazement’ is passed along through three generations of women of the same family. Despite vast differences in their upbringing, culture and circumstances, each of the women is drawn to discover the meaning of the painting and the unknown histories of their mothers.”

Book Deal For Ousted US Attorney

PW Daily’s Matthew Thornton reports that David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney for the District of New Mexico who was one of nine federal prosecutors fired by the Bush administration, has just signed a book deal. Eric Nelson at John Wiley, who took North American rights in an auction conducted by Sandra Dijkstra. In the book, Iglesias will reveal his side of the story in the evolving U.S. attorney scandal that has compromised the tenure of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Iglesias, who served as the U.S. attorney for New Mexico from October 2001 to February 2007, was also chairman of a committee of U.S. attorneys that advised former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft on border and immigration issues. He will write the yet-to-be-titled memoir with Davin Seay, and Wiley anticipates an April 2008 pub date.