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Sold: Motor City Shakedown to Harlequin Carina Press

Fiction: Thriller. Jonathan Watkins' first four books in the Bright and Fletcher legal thriller series, beginning with Motor City Shakedown, in which a lawyer struggling to get back in the game reluctantly agrees to team up with a young, freshly-minted attorney to uncover police corruption and track down a ruthless killer on the mean streets of Detroit while trying to resist their ever growing attraction to each other, to Harlequin Carina Press, for publication beginning in fall 2015 (World English, excl. audio).



Sold: Motor City Shakedown to Dreamscape Media

Audio rights: Fiction: Thriller. Jonathan Watkins' first four books in the Bright and Fletcher legal thriller series, beginning with Motor City Shakedown, in which a lawyer struggling to get back in the game reluctantly agrees to team up with a young, freshly-minted attorney to uncover police corruption and track down a ruthless killer on the mean streets of Detroit while trying to resist their ever growing attraction to each other, to Dreamscape Media, for release beginning in fall 2015 (World English).



Sold: Number Two to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Memoir. Author of the national bestseller Anchorboy, Fox Sports Live co-host Jay Onrait's Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man, a sophomore collection of humourous stories about his career in international sportscasting and the outlandish trouble he gets into, to HarperCollins Canada, in a pre-empt (Canada, English).



Sold: The Mentor Myth to Bibliomotion

Non-fiction: Business. Lean In Foundation platform partner, Young Presidents Organization board member, and CEO of Inspired HR Debby Carreau's The Mentor Myth: How to Take Control of Your Own Success, examining the mistaken approaches people take to get to the next level of success including relying on others rather than on themselves to create a path towards inspired living, to Bibliomotion, for publication in Spring 2016 (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Tornado Media Group

International rights: Fiction. Korean rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Tornado Media Group.



Review: Taylor Jenkins Reid's Maybe in Another Life

Kirkus (starred review). "Reid's latest (After I Do, 2014, etc.) explores two parallel universes in which a young woman hopes to find her soul mate and change her life for the better. After ending an affair with a married man, Hannah Martin is reunited with her high school sweetheart, Ethan, at a bar in Los Angeles. Should she go home with her friends and catch up with him later, or should they stay out and have another drink? It doesn't seem like either decision would have earth-shattering consequences, but Reid has a knack for finding skeletons in unexpected closets. Two vastly different scenarios play out in alternating chapters: in one, Hannah and Ethan reconnect as if no time has passed; in the other, Hannah lands in the hospital alone after a freak accident that marks the first of many surprising plot twists. Hannah's best friend, Gabby, believes in soul mates, and though Hannah has trouble making decisions-even when picking a snack from a vending machine-she and Gabby discover how their belief systems can alter their world as much as their choices. "Believing in fate is like living on cruise control," Hannah says. What follows is a thoughtful analysis of free will versus fate in which Hannah finds that disasters can bring unexpected blessings, blessings can bring unexpected disasters, and that most people are willing to bring Hannah her favorite cinnamon rolls. "Because even when it looks like she's made a terrible mistake," Hannah's mother observes, "things will always work out for Hannah." The larger question becomes whether Hannah's choices will ultimately affect her happiness-and it's one that's answered on a hopeful note as Hannah tries to do the right thing in every situation she faces. Entertaining and unpredictable; Reid makes a compelling argument for happiness in every life." -- Copyright © Kirkus Media LLC. All rights reserved.



Sold: The Book of Letters to Goose Lane Editions

Non-fiction: Humour. Award-winning stand-up comedian and Canada's funniest debate moderator as host of CBC Radio One's The Debaters Steve Patterson's The Book of Letters, a collection of mischievous missives that tackles everything from asinine world ambassadors to overzealous minivan drivers as well as everyone (and everything) in between, to Goose Lane Editions (Canada, English).



Sold: The New Canadian Garden to Dundurn Press

Non-fiction: Gardening. Canada AM's gardening expert and bestselling author with over 500,000 books in print including A Greener Thumb, the bestselling gardening book in Canada ever, Mark Cullen's The New Canadian Garden, tackling the how-to's of gardening for a new generation of enthusiasts, to Dundurn Press (Canada, English).



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Non-fiction: Business. Based on his TEDx talk which has now generated more than 5 million views, University of Waterloo economics professor Larry Smith's No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career, a "tough-love" approach to finding and then chasing one's real passion in life, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (World, excl. Canada).



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Business. Based on his TEDx talk which has now generated more than 5 million views, University of Waterloo economics professor Larry Smith's No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career, a "tough-love" approach to finding and then chasing one's real passion in life, to HarperCollins Canada (Canada).



Sold: I Can't Believe it's Not Better to Red Deer Press

Non-fiction: Humour. Monica Heisey's I Can't Believe it's Not Better: A Woman's Guide to Coping With Life, a how-to parody based on her She Does The City column The Grown Ass Woman's Guide, to Red Deer Press (World).



Sold: Money Talks to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Finance. Popular television host of Til Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron and #1 bestselling author of Debt-Free Forever and Money Rules, personal finance expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade's Money Talks: When to Say Yes and How to Say No, bringing the author's razor-sharp insight to helping people solve their thorniest financial problem: the people with whom they share their money, to HarperCollins Canada (Canada, English).



Sold: Growing Up Gourmet to Atria Books

Non-fiction: Cooking. Organic baby food company Baby Gourmet founder Jennifer Carlson's Growing Up Gourmet, a baby and toddler cookbook featuring 125 natural recipes, with a mix of new recipes and Baby Gourmet favorites, to Atria Books (World).



Sold: Whole Bowls to Skyhorse Publishing

Non-fiction: Cooking. YummyBeet.com blogger and food photographer Allison Day's Whole Bowls, recipes for plant-based meal-sized bowl combinations with an easy to follow 'Whole Bowls Formula' to mix sauces, grains, proteins, and vegetables for your own healthy one dish meals, to Skyhorse Publishing (World).



Sold: Maybe in Another Life to Mlada Fronta

International rights: Fiction. Czech rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Maybe in Another Life, to Mlada Fronta.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted and After I Do to Corint

International rights: Fiction. Romanian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted and After I Do, to Corint.



Sold: After I Do and Maybe in Another Life to Amber

International rights: Fiction. Polish rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do and Maybe in Another Life, to Amber.



Sold: After I Do to Sperling

International rights: Fiction. Italian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do, to Sperling.



Sold: The Sojourn to Atria Books

Fiction: Women's Fiction. Andrea Dunlop's The Sojourn, a smart, obsessive, and sexy novel about a young American woman studying abroad in France, who finds herself in a glamorous world of art, money and decadence--and in the middle of a dark and dangerous love triangle, to Atria Books (World English).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Gidden Media

Film rights: Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, starring Dakota Johnson, about a young widow who struggles with how to grieve the loss of her nine-day marriage and who must also forge a relationship with her new mother-in-law, who didn't know she existed, to Gidden Media.



Sold: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy to Quirk Books

Non-fiction: Pop Culture. Geek culture journalist Sam Maggs' The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks, an illustrated handbook of fandom and feminism to help lady geeks live their nerdiest life, to Quirk Books (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted, After I Do and Maybe in Another Life to Yabanci Yayinlari

International rights: Fiction. Turkish rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, After I Do and Maybe in Another Life, to Yabanci Yayinlari.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted and After I Do to Urano

International rights: Fiction. Spanish and Catalan rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted and After I Do, to Urano.



Sold: After I Do to Cappelen Damm

International rights: Fiction. Norwegian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do, to Cappelen Damm.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Presenca

International rights: Fiction. Portuguese rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Presenca.



Sold: After I Do to Record

International rights: Fiction. Brazilian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do, to Record.



Sold: The Secrets of Lake Road to Thomas Dunne Books

Fiction: Women's Fiction. Karen Katchur's The Secrets of Lake Road, in which the disappearance of a seven-year-old girl one summer in the Poconos dredges up secrets from the past, devastating a mother and daughter, two families, and a quiet lakeside town, to Thomas Dunne Books, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2015 (North America).



Sold: Faking Perfect to Kensington Publishing

Fiction: Young Adult. Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Finalist Rebecca Phillips's Faking Perfect, an issue-driven teen romance between a girl, whose parents include an alcoholic and a former drug addict, and the high school bad boy who she falls in love with despite her best attempts to hide her true self behind a perfect life, to Kensington Publishing, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2015 (World).



Sold: After I Do, Maybe in Another Life and One True Loves to Diana Verlag

International rights: Fiction. German rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do, Maybe in Another Life and One True Loves, to Diana Verlag.



Sold: The Stone Thrower to Groundwood Books

Non-fiction: Picture Book. CBC Bookie Award winner Jael Ealey Richardson's The Stone Thrower, the story of her father, the first African American Canadian Football League Rookie of the Year, based on her father-daughter memoir of the same name, with illustrations by Governor General's award-winner Matt James, to Groundwood Books, for publication in February 2016 (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Sefer Lakol

International rights: Fiction. Hebrew rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Sefer Lakol.


 

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