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Posts Tagged ‘Suzanne O’Neill’

Jim Gaffigan Lands Deal for Second Book

Author and comedian Jim Gaffigan has inked a deal to publish another essay collection.  

Once again, Crown Publishing Group’s Crown Archetype imprint will publish his collection. They currently have more than 115,000 hardcover copies of his first collection, Dad Is Fat, in print.

Executive editor Suzanne O’Neill negotiated the deal with Creative Artists Agency. Brillstein Entertainment Partners agent Alex Murray represents the author.

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Phoebe Yeh To Serve as Crown Books for Young Readers Publisher

Phoebe Yeh has been named the new vice president and publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers.

Previously, Yeh spent seventeen years as an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books. She has worked with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean MyersBig Nate series author Lincoln Pierce, and Caldecott Honor-winning husband and wife duo Betsy and Ted Lewin.

A number of other job changes were announced this week…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Publish ‘A Work of Imaginative Nonfiction’

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris has landed a book deal with Random House’s Crown Archetype imprint for his first book. Publication is set for 2014.

Here’s more from the publisher: “As yet untitled, Harris’s book will be a work of imaginative nonfiction that delivers an interactive, nonlinear reading experience that breaks the boundaries of conventional memoir. An accomplished amateur magician, Harris will draw upon his love of adventure and surprise in creating the book, as well as upon the many roles he has played in his life and career—from being a child star to coming out, and from acting on Broadway to becoming a proud father.”

Laura Nolan from Paradigm negotiated the deal with publisher Tina Constable. Senior editor Suzanne O’Neill will edit. Harris’ career has spanned genres, ranging from Doogie Howser, M.D. to playing himself in the Harold & Kumar to leading Joss Whedon’s cult musical,  Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

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.”