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Cora Carmack Lands Three Book Deal

After spending weeks on our Self-Published Bestsellers List, novelist Cora Carmack has landed a “high six figures” book deal with HarperCollins.

New Leaf Literary agent Suzie Townsend negotiated the deal. The New York Times has the scoop:

On Wednesday, New Leaf announced that HarperCollins had signed Ms. Carmack to a three-book deal that includes “Losing It,” for a sum in the “high six figures.” The HarperCollins “Losing It” e-book will be available before the end of the year. A print version will follow in the spring.

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Sarah Wylie Scores Debut YA Deal with Margaret Ferguson Books at Auction

sarahwylie.pngDebut YA author Sarah Wylie (pictured) landed a book deal this week with a book compared to My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. The YA book is entitled All These Lives.

Here’s the notice: “[It is] about a girl who believes she has nine lives and copes with her fraternal twin sister’s leukemia by setting out to rid herself of all her extra lives, only to discover that she might have only the one life after all, to Margaret Ferguson at Margaret Ferguson Books, in a two-book deal, at auction, by Suzie Townsend at FinePrint Literary Management (NA).”

The book will be part of Ferguson’s new imprint at Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. The editor has 30-years experience at FSG, and will launch the imprint in 2011.

Debut YA Urban Fantasy Author Scores “Significant Preempt Deal” for German Language Rights

sign23.jpgLast week debut YA novelist Lisa Desrochers landed a “significant preempt deal” (see this glossary for deal terms) with Rowohlt for German language rights to her upcoming novel, Personal Demons.

The book includes two sequels, and the German language deal was negotiated by Jacqueline Murphy at FinePrint Literary Management, in association with Bastian Schlueck of the Thomas Schlueck Literary Agency, on behalf of Suzie Townsend at FinePrint Literary Management.

Tor Books bought Desrochers’ book earlier this year at an auction, and the U.S. release date is September 10, 2010. The book tells the story of “a good Catholic girl with a wicked streak who finds herself caught between an angel and a demon.” On her blog, Dornhoefer included that picture of herself signing her first book contract.

Townsend had this comment: “After working with Lisa on Personal Demons, I’m not surprised at all it’s receiving so much attention … I’ve been in love with the writing and story since page one. We’re very excited to be working with Tor and now with Rowohlt. Lisa has an amazing career ahead of her.”