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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: Deal With It: Transphobia to Lorimer Children's

Non-fiction: Children's. Noelle Bickle's Deal With It: Transphobia, a guidebook for children to understand what it means to be transgender and the issues that confront the growing population of young people that identify as such, part of a conflict resolution series, to Lorimer Children's (World).



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 Lexicon of Life Hacks for the Modern Lady Geek, an illustrated handbook of fandom and feminism to help lady geeks live their nerdiest life, to Quirk Books (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Yabanci Yayinlari

International rights: Fiction. Turkish rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, 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 to Diana Verlag

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



Sold: Maybe In Another Life to Atria Books

Fiction: Women's Fiction. Taylor Jenkins Reid's Maybe In Another Life, pitched as reminiscent of Sliding Doors, in which a woman returns to L.A. to start over when two parallel universes develop into radically different stories-in one, she accepts a ride home from a party with her best friend; in the other, she goes home with her ex-boyfriend-raising questions about fate and true love, to Atria Books, in a two-book deal (World English).



Sold: The Wellness Kitchen to Adams Media

Non-fiction: Cooking. Registered Dietitian, Director of Nutrition at the California Health & Longevity Institute, and former Nutrition Expert on ABC's Extreme Weight Loss Paulette Lambert's The Wellness Kitchen: Fresh, Flavorful Recipes for a Healthier You, featuring the delicious, healthy, and disease preventative recipes that have already helped thousands of Americans lose weight on TV and at home, to Adams Media (World).



Winnipeg Free Press Bestsellers: Canadian Fiction

Not Quite the Classics by Colin Mochrie hit #1 on the Winnipeg Free Press hardcover fiction bestseller list. Click or tap here to view the complete list.



Sold: Bench Bosses to Fenn/McClelland & Stewart

Non-fiction: Sports. Professional historian and hockey columnist Matthew DiBiase's Bench Bosses: The NHL's Coaching Elite, with a foreword by Scotty Bowman, a fact-based look at hockey coaches--to determine the top fifty of all time--using a unique ranking method that examines stats, coaching styles, idiosyncrasies, techniques and achievements to establish coaching success, to Fenn/McClelland & Stewart, for publication in 2015 (North America).



Sold: Saving for School to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Finance. Bestselling author and popular television host of Til Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron, personal finance expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade's Saving for School: Understand RESPs, Take Control of Your Savings, Minimize Student Debt, to HarperCollins Canada (Canada, English).



Client News: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted was chosen by Kirkus for their list, 11 Debut Novels We Love.



Sold: Not Quite the Classics to Diversion Books

Fiction: Humour. Whose Line Is It Anyway? star and comedian Colin Mochrie's Not Quite the Classics, a collection of humorous rewrites of modern classic short stories based on the Second City improv game, "First Line, Last Line", to Diversion Books (World English, excl. Canada).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Cappelen Damm

International rights: Fiction. Norwegian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Cappelen Damm.



Review: Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted

Publishers Weekly (starred review). "In her touching and powerful debut, Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn’t let go. A mere six months after their chance meeting at a pizza joint, Elsie Porter and Ben Ross impulsively elope, confident in the knowledge they’ll be happy forever. Nine days later, happily-ever-after evaporates when Ben’s bike collides with a truck, killing him instantly. Soon, Elsie is navigating the shoals of planning a funeral with Ben’s initially hostile mother, Susan, and learning how to live without her true love. The author beautifully weaves Ben and Elsie’s courtship throughout the narrative, showing the reader the deep love that has bloomed—and the utter capriciousness of the fate that has taken that away. As Elsie and Susan begin to heal, they offer each other strength borne of their shared experience—which helps each of them open doors, once again, to the possibility of love. A stunning first novel." --Copyright © PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.



Author Signing: Julianna Scott

P.S. Literary client Julianna Scott signing copies of The Holders (Strange Chemistry, 2013) at a busy Pittsburgh Barnes & Noble where they sold out of books. Do you have yours?



Sold: Yellow Vengeance to Insomniac Press

Fiction: Mystery/Crime. Author of Red Rover and Oranges and Lemons Liz Bugg's Yellow Vengeance, the author's third Calli Barnow mystery, this time the Toronto PI takes on a cold case and soon finds that the line between her personal and professional life blurs, to Insomniac Press (World English).



Sold: Stats Canada to Penguin Canada

Non-fiction: Humour. Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale, a book of essays, graphs, timelines, maps, and photo illustrations from the anonymous creators of the Twitter parody account @Stats_Canada, to Penguin Canada (Canada).



BookNet Bestsellers: Canadian Non-Fiction

BookNet's Canadian non-fiction bestsellers list, for the two weeks ending January 13, 2013, contains three entries from our client Gail Vaz-Oxlade who appears at #1 (Money Rules), #17 (Money-Smart Kids) and #20 (Debt-Free Forever).



Sold: Money Rules to Munhakdongne Publishing Group

International rights: Non-fiction. Korean rights to Gail Vaz-Oxlade's Money Rules: Rule Your Money, Or Your Money Will Rule You, to Munhakdongne Publishing Group.



Sold: In Sights to The History Press

Non-fiction: Memoir. Former soldier and battalion photographer in the Welsh Guards Tim Rees' In Sights: The Story of a Welsh Guardsman, portraying the pride, tragedy and fellowship of a soldier's life, from the Falklands War, Cold-War Germany and Northern Ireland, with previously unpublished photographs, to The History Press (World).



Sold: Ella and the Balloons in the Sky to Tundra Books

Fiction: Picture Book. Author Danny Appleby and illustrator Lauren Pirie's debut Ella and the Balloons in the Sky, a whimsical story of a young girl coming to terms with the loss of her pets and learning to keep their memory alive, to Tundra Books (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Record

International rights: Fiction. Brazilian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Record.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Artemis

International rights: Fiction. Dutch rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Artemis.



Sold: Anchorboy to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Memoir. Gemini Award winning TSN SportsCentre host Jay Onrait's Anchorboy, very humorous essays, personal anecdotes and insider information about sportscasting in the tradition of David Sedaris, to HarperCollins Canada (North America).



Sold: Marriage Rescue to New Horizon Press

Non-fiction: Relationships. Host of the television show Newlywed Nearly Dead? and one of North America's leading marriage experts Gary Direnfeld's Marriage Rescue: Overcoming Ten Deadly Sins in Failing Relationships, to New Horizon Press (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Sperling

International rights: Fiction. Italian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Sperling, in a pre-empt.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Diana Verlag

International rights: Fiction. German rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Diana Verlag, at auction.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Atria Books

Fiction: Women's Fiction. Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, a captivating love story 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 Atria Books, in a two-book deal (World English).



The 2012 BookExpo America - New York, June 4-7

The P.S. Literary team attended BookExpo America 2012 at the Javits Center in NYC June 4 to 7 representing client titles to a host of editors and scouts. In addition to attending BookExpo, PSLA spent the week criss-crossing NYC meeting with editors at numerous publishing houses.



The 2012 London Book Fair - London, April 16-18

The P.S. Literary team attended the 2012 London Book Fair at Earls Court April 16th to 18th presenting clients' titles to sub-agents, scouts and foreign editors. The successful meetings led to two new partnerships: P.S. Literary will now be representing Futa Fata, Ireland, picture books in North America; and P.S. Literary will now be working with Joseph Veltre at the Gersh Agency who will represent film and television rights on behalf of the agency.



Sold: The Holders to Strange Chemistry

Fiction: Young Adult. Julianna Scott's new YA series beginning with The Holders where The Summoning meets Evernight, which tells the story of two teen holders of supernatural powers, pawns in a rivalry between the good and evil of their kind, and the fight for knowledge, love, and their own lives set against the backdrop of their Irish boarding school community, to Strange Chemistry, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2013 and beyond (World English).



BookNet Bestsellers: Canadian Non-Fiction

BookNet's Canadian non-fiction bestsellers list, for the two weeks ending January 29, 2012, contains four entries from our client and personal finance guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade who appears at #6 (It's Your Money), #7 (Debt-Free Forever), #16 (Money-Smart Kids) and #19 (Never Too Late).



Sold: Not Quite the Classics to Penguin Canada

Fiction: Humour. Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedian Colin Mochrie's Not Quite the Classics, a fun literary spin-off of the Second City improv game First Line, Last Line taking the first line and last line from classic books, poems, and songs and recasting the stories in directions that will delight and entertain readers, to Penguin Canada, at auction (Canada, English).



Sold: Teaching to Doubleday Canada

Non-fiction: Humour. Top-three finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing season 5 and star of the CBC sitcom Mr. D. Gerry Dee's Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks, riffing on the trials of teaching, reminiscing about his own school days and revealing the truths of parenthood, to Doubleday Canada (World English).



Sold: Once Upon a Second Chance to Omnific Publishing

Fiction: Women's Fiction. Marian Vere's debut Once Upon a Second Chance, a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion where a young woman breaks off her engagement only for her fiancee to come back into her life eight years later begging the question 'what about the one that got away?', to Omnific Publishing (World).



Sold: Oranges and Lemons to Insomniac Press

Fiction: Mystery/Crime. Author of Red Rover Liz Bugg's Oranges and Lemons, the author's second Calli Barnow mystery, this time the intrepid PI finds herself in the glamorous world of advertising following a twisted money trail that leads to murder, to Insomniac Press (World English).



The 2011 International Visitors Programme - Toronto, October 24

Principal Agent Curtis Russell, and Associate Agent Carly Watters, took over a dozen meetings at the International Festival of Authors with publishing professionals from five countries.



Media: Author Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Her Editor on the Writer/Editor Relationship

Bestselling author Gail Vaz-Oxlade and her editor Kate Cassaday at HarperCollins Canada discuss the writer/editor relationship on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers on CBC Radio. Click or tap here to listen.



Sold: The 10-Pound Shred to Global Vision Press

International rights: Non-fiction. English-language rights in India to Tommy Europe's The 10-Pound Shred: From Flab to Fit in 4 Weeks, to Global Vision Press.



Sold: Debt-Free Forever to Global Vision Press

International rights: Non-fiction. English-language rights in India to Gail Vaz-Oxlade's Debt-Free Forever: Take Control of Your Money and Your Life, to Global Vision Press.



Sold: Money Rules to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Finance. Star of CNBC's and Slice network's personal finance TV shows Til Debt Do Us Part and Princess and author of Debt-Free Forever and Never Too Late Gail Vaz-Oxlade's Money Rules: Rule Your Money, Or Your Money Will Rule You, to HarperCollins Canada (Canada, English).



Sold: Gunship Ace to Casemate Publishers

Non-fiction: Biography. Journalist and author of Barrel of a Gun Al J. Venter's Gunship Ace: The Wars of Neall Ellis, Helicopter Pilot and Mercenary, chronicling the career of the best-known mercenary combat aviator alive, to Casemate Publishers (World).



The 2011 BookExpo America - New York, May 23-26

The P.S. Literary team attended BookExpo America 2011 at the Javits Center in NYC May 23 to 26. We took several meetings and attended panel sessions discussing everything from e-books to online book discovery to global publishing issues. We can happily report a robust fair with buzzing industry discourse and bridging of new literary connections to support our growing list of clients.



Sold: The Happiness Equation to Hankyu Communications

International rights: Non-fiction. Japanese rights to Dr. Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee's The Happiness Equation: The Surprising Economics of Our Most Valuable Asset, to Hankyu Communications.



Sold: The Happiness Equation to Totem Books

Non-fiction: Science. Dr. Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee's The Happiness Equation: The Surprising Economics of Our Most Valuable Asset, to Totem Books (US).



Media: An Interview with Tommy Europe, Author of The 10-Pound Shred



Sold: Endangered to Egmont

International rights: Fiction. German rights to Pamela Beason's first three titles, beginning with Endangered, in the Summer "Sam" Westin mystery series, to Egmont, at auction.



BookNet Bestsellers: Canadian Non-Fiction

BookNet's Canadian non-fiction bestsellers list, for the two weeks ending January 30, 2011, contains multiple entries from our client and personal finance guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade who appears at #1 (Never Too Late), #6 (Easy Money) and #7 (Debt-Free Forever).



Media: An Interview with Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Author of Never Too Late


 

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