September 2012

William Mann’s TINSELTOWN: Murder, Morphine and Madness in Hollywood was acquired by Harper/It Books for six figures. It is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2014. A film development deal and musical is in the works for Mann’s WISECRACKER. Also recently optioned for film development are Mann’s KATE: The Woman who Was Hepburn and HELLO GORGEOUS: Becoming Barbra Streisand due out in Fall 2012.

The Dorothy Project is the workingest publisher of all! Check out the recent Pank interview with Suzanne Scanlon about PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN.

Whatever happened to Cher’s character Mrs Flax in the movie MERMAIDS? Find out early next year when Green point press publishes STARFISH by Patty Dann.

Everybody loves PYG stateside. Check out what the Washington Post wrote.

Bornstein book rights have sold in Germany, China and Korea. In early 2013, Taylor & Francis/Routledge releases a totally revised & updated edition of MY NEW GENDER WORKBOOK.

Just in time for the holidays, GREAT SEX MADE SIMPLE: Tantric Tips to Deepen Intimacy & Heighten Pleasure by Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson. Check it out here.

January 2012

Swedish, Turkish, Italian and Canadian rights have been sold for Russell Potter’s Pyg. Penguin US publishes in August 2012.
Canongate UK just released a stunning audio download recording of Simon Callow reading Pyg. Click here to check out the excerpt.

Barbra Streisand matters a lot in 2012 — because HMH publishes Bill Mann’s long-awaited Hello, Gorgeous. Like Moss Hart’s Act Two, Hello, Gorgeous is for everybody that is a little bit in awe of Barbra and that loves to read page-turning Broadway-bound biographies. Click here to read Mann’s essay about why Barbra matters.

April 2011

RHODE ISLAND WINS!!! Providence-based Mary Cappello, author of Night Bloom, Awkward, Called Back and Swallow has been awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction to work on her new book-length essay on “mood.”

Also, Canongate’s Jamie Byng acquired world rights to Pyg, a first novel by Russell Potter, a fellow Providence neighbor. Pyg is a faux memoir based on the true story of Toby, an exceptional 18th century pig in England who escapes the butcher’s knife. Toby packs theaters and concert halls with his ability to count, spell and read the minds of ladies “only with their permission,” Toby’s sensitive and wise nature and his empathy for those around him make him come across as ironically more human than some of the humans he meets; pitched as if Henry Fielding had thought of writing Babe.