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Jim Cramer Lands Deal for ‘Get Rich’ Book

Mad Money host and author Jim Cramer will publish a new book with Penguin’s Blue Rider Press division.

Jim Cramer’s Get Rich. Carefully. will come out January 2014, detailing a “a high yield/low risk investing strategy for a recovering economy.” William Morris Endeavor Entertainment agent Suzanne Gluck negotiated the deal with publisher David Rosenthal. Cramer had this comment in the release:

If you want to get rich, this stock market’s giving you a fighting chance. But you can’t just throw money at it and expect to profit … I’ve written this book to help you build wealth over time, in a sensible, informed way, relying on my 33 years of successful investing and advising everyone from the neophyte to the pro.

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Giada De Laurentiis Lands Deal for Kid’s Book Series

Food Network star and cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis has inked a deal with to publish a children’s book series.

Penguin Young Readers Group’s Grosset & Dunlap imprint will publish the first Recipe for Adventure book on September 3rd. William and Morris Endeavor Entertainment agent Suzanne Gluck negotiated the deal for world rights with publisher Francesco Sedita.

The series … is aimed at readers ages 7-10 and follows brother and sister Alfie and Emilia as they are transported to famous food cities around the world, where they learn first-hand how food cannot only take you places but can also bring you back home.

Ben Schrank on the Art of Compartmentalizing

Novelist and publishing executive Ben Schrank has mastered the art of compartmentalizing his life.

During business hours, he is the publisher of Penguin Young Readers Group Razorbill imprint, but he has maintained a writing life as well. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish his adult novel (Love Is a Canoe) in February.

We caught up with him to ask about how he manages to juggle these two different roles.

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Juan Williams Lands Two-Book Deal at Crown

Fox News analyst and former NPR commentator Juan Williams will publish two books with Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House’s Crown Publishing Group.

Earlier this year, NPR fired Williams for comments he made on Fox News’ “The O’Reillly Factor.” The first book will hit shelves next summer. Executive editor Roger Scholl acquired the titles and Suzanne Gluck and Eric Lupfer of William Morris Endeavor negotiated the deal together.

Here’s more about the first untitled book: “[It] will focus on free speech and the growing difficulty in America of speaking out on sensitive topics; in it, Williams will argue that the American public benefits from a vigorous and full-throated debate on hot button issues of political and cultural import. Williams will chronicle his own first-hand experience of the consequences of crossing the line in public expression, as well as the stories of other individuals who have been criticized and retaliated against for expressing views that are deemed politically incorrect.”

Journalist Released from N. Korean Prison Shops Book with Sister

lisaling.jpgLaura Ling, one of the two recently-released journalists imprisoned in North Korea while reporting for Current TV, hopes to publish a book with her sister.

The Wall Street Journal quoted an unnamed source who had seen the proposal being shopped by Ling and her sister, Lisa Ling (pictured, via) –a journalist who works for “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” According to the report, the authors have picked agent “Suzanne Gluck and others at William Morris Endeavor” to represent them.

Here’s more from the article: [It is] a book that will examine the meaning of sisterhood and journalistic ideals. The issue of Laura Ling’s captivity will be discussed, but in a larger context … The publisher who saw the proposal said that it appeared more intriguing than a book that might have focused solely on Ms. Ling’s imprisonment in North Korea.”

Rubenfeld Stays with Headline, Moves to Riverhead

One would think that a Richard & Judy pick would have a bit more fanfare when his next book deal is picked up. And in the UK, that is indeed the case for Jed Rubenfeld, as the Bookseller reports that Headline Review associate publisher Mary-Anne Harrington bought British Commonwealth rights from Cathryn Summerhayes at William Morris UK for Rubenfeld’s next novel, THE DEATH INSTINCT. The new novel is set roughly ten years after THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER, opening with the Wall Street terrorist attack on September 1920, in which the heroes of the first book, police detectives Stratham Younger and James Littlemore, are caught up.

“THE DEATH INSTINCT promises to be the most brilliant companion piece to THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER,” Harrington said in the announcement. “I’ve never read such a strong proposal: it has all the verve and drama of the first book, with the same electric sense of excitement about the murder mystery and about a completely different, darker side to Freud. Although the novel works absolutely as a stand-alone thriller, fans of the first book will be in for a huge treat: we encounter many of our favourite characters from Interpretation, but there are plenty of surprises, too.”

All the breathlessness is well and good, but what about the US rights? Turns out that Rubenfeld’s agent, Suzanne Gluck of William Morris, has moved her author from Henry Holt to Riverhead, where Geoff Kloske and Jake Morrissey bought North American rights. It’s not surprising, considering INTERPRETATION didn’t end up performing to the original advance and hype’s expectations , which would make the follow-up less of a sure bet for Holt (even if the paperback, published by Picador, seems to be doing a lot better.) Morrissey, who will have primary editing duties on the manuscript, hadn’t returned queries by email and telephone at the time of this writing, and no word yet – if ever – what sort of advance Riverhead paid out, though the easy conjecture would be on considerably less money than $800K…