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NYPL & William Morris Endeavor to Host a Conversation Event On Amazon vs. Hachette

nypl live 304x200The LIVE from the NYPL team has partnered with William Morris Endeavor (WME) to organize a conversation event to explore the dispute between Amazon and Hachette.

Those who wish to attend may do so free of charge, but advanced reservations are required. It will take place on July 1st at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York City.

The event, called “Amazon: Business as Usual?”, will feature appearances from author James Patterson, Grove Atlantic president and publisher Morgan Entrekin, EMusic.com founder Bob Kohn, law professor Tim Wu, and the elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board Danielle Allen. WME literary agent Tina Bennett has agreed to serve as the moderator.

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Clinical Psychologist Meg Jay Inks Deal with Twelve For ‘Supernormal’

meg jayMeg Jay, Ph.D. has landed a deal with Hachette’s Twelve imprint for her new nonfiction book, Supernormal: The Secret World of the Heroic Child.

Jay (pictured, via) had this statement in the press release: “Our culture tends to romanticize upward mobility in all forms, but we sometimes forget about its complexities: secrets, exhaustion, alienation. Naturally, we are amazed by those who outperform their pasts, yet as we have focused on ‘How do they do it?’ we have forgotten to keep asking, ‘How does it feel?’ There is a void that lies between the literature on adversity and resilience which Supernormal will finally fill.”

Publisher Deb Futter negotiated the deal with William Morris Endeavor agent Tina Bennett. Jay, a respected clinical psychologist, has become well-known for her popular TED Talk, “Why 30 is Not the New 20.” As of this writing, the video has attracted more than 5.9 million views.

Tina Bennett Jumps to WME

Literary agent Tina Bennett has jumped to the New York literary division at WME (William Morris Endeavor).

Since 1994, Bennett has worked at Janklow & Nesbit Associates. She represents a variety of authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Amy ChuaFareed Zakaria and Laura Hillenbrand.

Here’s more from the release: “She specializes in narrative nonfiction, cultural history, idea books, literary fiction, politics and current affairs, and academic crossover titles. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and serves on the board of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.”

Malcolm Gladwell’s New Book Explores David & Goliath

Little, Brown has acquired the North American rights to Malcolm Gladwell’s new book David and Goliath. The publication is slated for release in 2013.

In this new book, the author of The Tipping Point, Outliers and Blink, will explore underdogs who confront powerful organizations. Literary agent Tina Bennett of Janklow & Nesbit Associates negotiated the deal.

The release has more about the book: “Why are we so often surprised when underdogs win? Do Goliaths make mistakes in spite of their strength—or because of it? David and Goliath looks at revolutionaries and dictators, the privileged and the poor, and misfits and straight arrows in an effort to figure out who really has the advantage in any kind of contest—and why.”

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Osama bin Laden Expert Lands Book Deal

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen has landed a deal with Crown Publishers to write “an immersive, definitive account of the operation that killed the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden.”

No publication date has been established, but the book has the tentative title, The ManhuntTina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit negotiated the deal with executive editor Rachel Klayman. Bergen (pictured, via) has written a number of books,  including The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader and The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda.

Here’s more from the release: “Drawing upon access to senior U.S. government and military officials as well as key political and intelligence figures in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Bergen will paint a multi-dimensional portrait of the hunt for bin Laden over the past decade, as well as of the recent campaign that gradually tightened the noose around him and culminated in his being killed in a firefight with United States special forces in Pakistan on Sunday.”

‘All Joy and No Fun: The Parent’s Paradox’ Author Scores Book Deal

New+York+Magazine+cover+7+10.jpgAfter her New York magazine cover story, “All Joy and No Fun: The Parent’s Paradox,” earned 1.5 million hits on the magazine’s website and sparked parenting debates around the country, Jennifer Senior has landed a book deal with Ecco.

The controversial article explored “a near constant correlation between parenthood and unhappiness,” but according to the release, her new book will provide “clarity, insight, and affirmation on one of life’s greatest choices.” Tina Bennett of Janklow & Nesbit negotiated the deal with Ecco’s editorial director Lee Boudreaux.

Boudreaux had this statement: “As a new mother, I read Jennifer’s cover article in New York with a combination of rabid interest, terrified recognition, thankful validation, and a desperate wish to grab the writer and say, ‘Tell me more!’ Most important, though, I walked away with a newfound ability to articulate a complex range of emotions about a truly profound experience I wouldn’t trade for the world, and a hunger to engage everyone around me–husband, co-workers, family members, more experienced parents, younger friends wondering when to take the plunge into parenthood–on the topic.”

Brooklyn Versus Brooklyn

fortunate.jpgTwo Scribner writers–Joanna Smith Rakoff and Colm Toibin–unwittingly picked the same title for upcoming books. As the NY Observer reports, only one book entitled “Brooklyn” could survive.

The article recounts the whole struggle inside Scribner, ending as Rakoff retitled her book “A Fortunate Age.” Even Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz weighed in on this battle of the names.

Here’s more from the article: “So, after five weeks of brainstorming in consultation with her editor at Scribner and her agent, Tina Bennett, Ms. Rakoff settled on A Fortunate Age. She explained on Monday that she actually preferred it to Brooklyn because of its ‘lovely double meaning.’”

Bennett, Simonoff Promoted at Janklow & Nesbit

Publishers Lunch reports that Tina Bennett and Eric Simonoff have been promoted to directors of Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Bennett joined the literary agency in 1994 and Simonoff has been there since 1991. Senior partner Morton Janklow noted in announcing the news, “Tina and Eric have established themselves as leading figures in the publishing industry and we are pleased to have this younger generation of agents integrated into the operations of the agency, assuring seamless continuity in the future.”