Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Former FBI director James Comey overcame his initial reluctance to write a book and has been meeting with publishers, ahead of an auction expected this week, run by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer at Javelin. Latimer tells the NYT, "It's a book about leadership and his search for truth, informed by lessons and experiences he’s had throughout his career, including his recent experiences in the Trump administration." The paper adds, "His aim is to write candidly about his experience serving in multiple administrations, and to use moments from his career to draw lessons about ethics, decision making and leadership."

Cherise Fisher has joined Wendy Sherman Associates as agent. Previously, she was editor-in-chief at Plume.

Former vice president Joe Biden's book will be titled Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, releasing November 14. The book will center on the "challenges he faced fulfilling his political duties while mourning the death of his son," and Biden is scheduled for a 19-city tour to promote it.

The International Thriller Writers' annual awards were presented to:

Hardcover: Before the Fall, Noah Hawley
First Novel:
The Drifter, Nicholas Petrie
Paperback Original:
The Body Reader, Anne Frasier
eBook Original:
Romeo's Way, James Scott Bell

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