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Dan Pyne To Publish Two Thrillers

danpayneAlcatraz show runner and screenwriter Dan Pyne has inked a deal for two thrillers with Blue Rider Press.

Victoria Sanders of Victoria Sanders & Associates negotiated the deal with publisher David Rosenthal.

Here’s more about the first novel, coming out in 2015: “50 Mice is a provocative Kafkaesque thriller that asks: What would you do if one morning, you awaken to your quietly midlevel life, certain that something is askew?”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Michael Hastings Novel Coming Next Summer

michaelhastingsBlue Rider Press will publish a novel by Michael Hastings, the great journalist who died in a car accident earlier this year.

The Last Magazine will come out in summer 2014. Andrew Wylie of the Andrew Wylie Agency negotiated the deal with Blue Rider Press publisher David Rosenthal. Here’s more about the book:

The novel, a roman á clef, is set at a national magazine in the early 2000s just as the US is approaching war with Iraq. The main protagonist is a young, wet-behind-the-ears intern named Michael M. Hastings who is eager to do anything to get an assignment. Funny, biting and fast-paced, the novel will appeal to fans of Hastings’ reporting. THE LAST MAGAZINE manuscript was discovered after his death.

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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.

Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson to Publish Book on Recovery

Songwriter Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson landed a book deal with Blue Rider Press, writing about recovery and addiction. Gratitude and Trust: Recovery Is Not Just for Addicts will come out in fall 2014.

According to the release, the book will include “the knowledge Paul has gained in the two decades he has spent working in the recovery movement, healing both himself and helping others to heal, and Tracey’s lifelong quest for peace and a daily routine to get her through the ups and downs of life.” William Morris Endeavor agent Eric Simonoff negotiated the deal with publisher David Rosenthal. Williams had this statement:

I’m an alcoholic, sober twenty-three years. It’s become clear to me that the gifts of recovery are endless. Not only in overcoming our addictions but in finding a whole new way of living. The idea for the book was born when Tracey asked a magical question. ‘If the principles of the recovery movement work so well for people with life threatening’ addictions why wouldn’t they work for people with life ‘limiting’ habits?’

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Author Picks Book Subject Out of a Hat

Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten picked the subject for his next book out of a hat. Literally.

Blue Rider Pres will publish One Day in 2015, “a non-fiction account of the events of a single day, chosen at random, in American History.” The book will focus on the randomly selected date of December 28, 1986. Gail Ross of The Ross Yoon Agency negotiated the deal with publisher David Rosenthal. Here’s more from the release:

Weingarten, best known for his long-form pieces for The Washington Post and books such as The Fiddler on the Subway, promises an in-depth look at one day in the life of the people of the United States as it happened, “but from high above, covering matters great and small – wide-angled, panoramic, with the added illuminating dimension of time.” The date, chosen at random by a waitress and two children at an oyster lunch (each drew a number from a hat: one for date, month and year), is the starting point for a book that will study “the universal power of humble truths,” says the author.

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Jeff Bridges & Bernie Glassman Land Book Deal

Jeff Bridges and Zen Peacemakers founder Bernie Glassman have landed a book deal for a book with the tentative title, The Dude and the Zen Master. In part inspired by the actor’s The Big Lebowski character, the book comes out in November.

The book will reveal “dharma talks” between the actor and the spiritual leader (pictured, via)–you can read some of their “Dude Koans” here. It will focus on “the meaning of life, laughter, the movies and trying to do good in a difficult world.” The Schiff Company agent David Schiff (in association with CAA) negotiated the deal with publisher David Rosenthal.

Bridges had this comment in the release: “Making movies and life have a lot in common. When you’re making a movie you’ve got a finite amount of time to do what you’re going to do. It’s a communal art form, collaborative. You work together with other artists to come up with something groovy, something beautiful … On a movie set I do my best to keep my head and heart open. My favorite part of the whole deal is jamming with the other artists, getting to know them, sharing the excitement of what we’re up to, and inspiring each other. That means intimacy. I look for that in life as well. That’s why I hooked up with Bernie, to make the most of this wonderful experience called Life.”

Neil Young Lands Book Deal with Blue Rider Press

Rock legend Neil Young has inked a deal to publish his memoir with Penguin’s Blue Rider Press imprint. Tentatively titled Waging Heavy Peace, publication is set for fall 2012.

Lookout Management manager Elliot Roberts negotiated the deal with Blue Rider publisher David Rosenthal. The publisher launched his new imprint last year.

Young (pictured, in 1970) had this quote in the release: “I felt like writing books fit me like a glove; I started and I just kept going. That’s the way my Daddy used to do it on his old Underwood up in the attic. He said, ‘Just keep writing, you never know what will turn up.’”

David Rosenthal Names His Imprint Blue Rider Press

Publisher David Rosenthal has named his imprint Blue Rider Press. Rosenthal joined Penguin in November 2010, but his imprint remained unnamed.

He explained the significance of the name to The New York Times: “The Blue Rider name historically represents individuality and quality in the arts. And that same intent will be reflected in the eclectic fiction and nonfiction books Blue Rider Press will publish.”

According to the article, Blue Rider Press will launch its inaugural list with The New New Rules and Goodnight iPad this fall. The imprint also has projects in the works with Valerie Plame Wilson, Delia Ephron, and R. A. Dickey. (via Publishers Weekly)

David Rosenthal to Head New Penguin Imprint

p2323.jpgDavid Rosenthal will lead a new imprint at Penguin. In June,  Jonathan Karp replaced Rosenthal as the publisher at the  Simon & Schuster trade imprint.

The New York Times had the scoop. The unnamed imprint will publish between 24 and 36 books a year.

Rosenthal had this quote: “I’m going to make lots of trouble … They’re going to let me go after the kind of — I wouldn’t say quirky — but the peculiar stuff that I sometimes like. What they want very much is for me to be able to indulge my passions, indulge my taste.”

Jaycee Dugard Inks a Memoir Deal with Simon & Schuster

Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to pen her memoir. At the moment, the book has no title but will be released in 2011.

Publisher Jonathan Karp acquired the book. Mort Janklow of Janklow & Nesbit Associates negotiated the deal and Nancy Seltzer represented the Dugard family.

Dugard spent 18 years of her life imprisoned by Phillip Craig Garrido. He kept her in a tent behind his family home. Dugard bore him two daughters and was finally freed in 2006.

Senior Editor Kerri Kolen commented: “Not only does Jaycee Dugard have a truly important story to tell, but she writes with such honesty and intimacy, that as I read her narrative, I felt like was in the room with her.

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