Kate Andersen Brower sold the TV and film rights to her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, to actor Kevin Spacey’s production company, Trigger Street (known for “House of Cards,” “Captain Phillips” and “The Social Network”) and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Congratulations to Josh Horwitz, whose book War of the Whales won the 2015 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. From the Judges’ Citation: “In exposing this largely unknown story, Horwitz raises crucial questions about how, as humans, we should regard our relationship to other intelligent, socially complex mammals. He has written a book that is instructive and passionate and deserving a wide audience.”
Dan Jurafsky’s The Language of Food was nominated for a 2015 James Beard Foundation Book Award in the category of Writing and Literature.
Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius, a remarkable true story about a boy trapped inside his own body, appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List for the 9th week and counting!
Congratulations to Kirstin Downey, whose book Isabella was named to the longlist for the 2015 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography.
Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars released at #8 on the New York Times Bestseller List. This was our 6th top 10 bestseller of 2014!
When it comes to books, Amazon and Apple don’t agree on much…but they do agree that Josh Horwitz’s War of the Whales is one of the most exciting titles of the summer. Amazon named it as the “Spotlight” title on its list of Best Books of the Month for July 2014, and Apple named it one of July’s Best Nonfiction Books.
Congratulations to our authors on Amazon’s list of “Best Books of the Year So Far:” Brigid Schulte’s Overwhelmed and Kai Bird’s The Good Spy
The book isn’t going to come out for more than a year, but we’re thrilled to see how excited Zach Anner’s fans are getting for his memoir, If At Birth You Don’t Succeed. Thousands of people have liked and shared news of his book deal, which was recently covered in Publishers’ Weekly.
Check out Daniel Schulman’s recent “Daily Show” appearance, where he discussed Sons of Wichita, his recently-released saga of the Koch brothers’ rise to power. Howard went up to New York to lead Dan’s Ross Yoon cheering section from the audience.
Congratulations to Glenn Frankel, whose L.A. Times bestselling book The Searchers was optioned for film by Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment. Thanks to Brandy Rivers at the Gersh Agency for helping us make this deal.
Marathi—a regional Indian language spoken by some 73 million people—is the newest foreign language market where we’ve sold our clients’ books. Acting on behalf of Saraswati Publishing Ltd., Rohan Shirke has acquired rights to Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven and Gabriel Sherman’s The Loudest Voice in the Room.  We have experience selling clients’ translation rights in more than 40 languages around the world; talk to us about your book’s international potential.