Friday, April 22, 2005

Book news of microscopic import.

Some recent deals we note in passing, via Publishers Marketplace, our typing accompanied by this sound: ppffffffffffft:

  • Paul Davidson's BLOGOSPHERE, a collection of blogs "written" by historical figures and celebrities such as Elvis, JFK, Confucius, and John Lennon (upon meeting a young woman named Yoko Ono who seems very interested in how The Beatles deal with the publishing rights to their song library) sold to Jason Pinter at Warner, by Arielle Eckstut at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world). Davidson is the author of Consumer Joe: Harassing Corporate America, One Letter at a Time. This deal will not be noted in the next mm story on book deals n blogs. One hopes the blog of Pat O'Brien's Boswell is simply lifted wholesale.

  • Tom Reynolds' I HATE MYSELF AND WANT TO DIE: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You've Ever Heard, sold to Emily Gould at Hyperion, by Farley Chase at the Waxman Literary Agency on behalf of Sanctuary Books. Funny, the title captured my mood exactly. Should be a fun book party, though, everyone slow dancing to "Holocaust."

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to listen to the complete works of Suicide.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean by "pfffffffft"?

That these deals happened fast? That they make you sick to your stomach out of jealousy? That the air of some big ball is being let out?

Do tell.

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Blogger Prof. Drew LeDrew said...


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