Publishers Weekly: Book Deals: Week of October 15, 2018

Behind the Deal
A debut that Doubleday’s Lee Boudreaux won at auction back in January was a hot commodity at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Trident Media Group’s Claire Roberts, who is selling foreign rights to Claire Lombardo’s The Most Fun We Ever Had, a multigenerational novel that follows four daughters in a Chicago family, said a calculated decision was made to put off shopping the book abroad until it had been edited by Boudreaux. The approach worked. At press time, Trident said auctions for the title were underway in France and Italy, with deals closed in Germany and the U.K. Read More