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For the Record: Clinton Got Over $8.5 Million for Latest Book

A few days ago Hillary Rodham Clinton released her tax returns for the years 2007 through 2014 (and when she had run for president in 2007, she had made public the Clintons' tax returns for the years 2000 through 2006). The returns show that Clinton was paid over $8.5 million…

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People, Etc.

Sara Sargent will return to Harper Children's on July 13, in the new position of executive editor, reporting to Kate Jackson. She will acquire teen, middle grade and picture book fiction and nonfiction titles "created from or around digital and social media content. Sargent was most recently at Simon & Schuster, Robert Bolick is joining the International Baccalaureate…

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In London, Everything Old Is New Again

In a year of transitions for three of the world's major book fairs, the London Book Fair opened Tuesday in a return to its historical home at the Olympia Exhibition Center. You can go home again, but usually by the time you do, someone has redecorated, and today LBF veterans…

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Slaughter Moves to Harper In Global Deal, As Harper Adds Four More International Lines

HarperCollins officially announced from London on Tuesday morning a multi-territory four-book deal with bestselling author Karin Slaughter. The relationship begins with PRETTY GIRLS, now set for US publication in September, which Harper will publish in all countries in which it operates on their newly-expanded international platform -- except for the UK, Australia,…

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Fiction Deals Soft Heading Into London Book Fair

With the London Book Fair convening as of next Tuesday, it's time for our regular analysis of dealmaking patterns in advance of the big international rights show. As usual, the last few days of results can have some effect on our final stats so we'll be back on Monday with…

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Strong Final Week Puts Pre-Frankfurt Dealmaking Up 12 Percent

With a very strong week of deal reports, our updated counts of pre-Frankfurt dealmaking activity now show 2014 surpassing what was a strong 2013 by a good margin. For October 1 through October 7 we logged 192 US deals, compared to 118 in the same period a year ago. So…

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Dealmaking Is Strong and Steady Heading Into Frankfurt

Ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair next week, it's time for our annual look at pre-fair dealmaking trends. As usual, this version covers domestic (US) deal reports for September 1 through September 30, and we'll append a short update next week to factor in October 1 through October 7. A…

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Suge Knight's Book Due from Dey Street In 2015

Following Page Six's insinuation connecting Suge Knight's shooting with his long-in-gestation book, we can confirm the manuscript is alive and well. Harper director of publicity Shelby Meizlik confirms to PL that the book, now tentatively titled YOUR PAIN IS MY JOY: 100 Rounds with Suge Knight, is scheduled for publication by…

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Agreements: Curtis Brown UK Unit Pairs with BBC, and More

Cuba Pictures, the film and tv development arm of Curtis Brown UK, has a first-look deal with BBC Worldwide, which will "provide investment, co-production expertise, access to their market research and development initiatives in addition to their global marketing reach." Cuba Pictures ceo Nick Marston says, "Our aim is to bring together…

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People, Etc.

Jon Klassen's This is Not My Hat has won the UK's Kate Greenaway medal, and Kevin Brooks' The Bunker Diary was awarded the Carnegie medal. (The latter is not available in the US, which may present an opportunity -- though it took a decade to publish this book about a kidnapped boy held…

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