Latest Book Deals (Courtesy of Publisher’s Weekly, 23 Feb 2010)

Latest e-letter from Publishers Weekly has announcement of the following deals:

Fiction by First-Time Novelists:

  • Amos Towle’s Rules of Civility, “the story of a tenacious and beautiful young wit of ignominious beginnings who, in the twilight of the Great Depression, embarks on a journey through the upper echelons of New York City in search of a future far brighter than she’s been told she has the right to expect,” to Viking, at auction, for publication in 2011
  • Michael David Lukas’s The Oracle of Stamboul, “about an eight-year-old girl, who becomes an adviser to the Sultan in 1885 as the Ottoman Empire is crumbling,” to Harper, for publication in February 2011
  • Samantha Sotto-Yambao’s Ever After Happily, “a delightful debut in which a young widow discovers that her dead husband may in fact be very much alive . . .  her search for answers takes readers on an adventure from revolutionary Paris to medieval Prussia to ancient Venice, to a place where she discovers whether love is truly everlasting,” to Shaye Arheart Books

Sci-Fi/ Fantasy

  • Jesse Petersen’s Married with Zombies, “the story of how the zombie apocalypse saved one woman’s marriage,” and Flip This Zombie, to Orbit, in a three-book deal

General/ Other

  • British comedian Mark Watson’s Eleven, “the story of a successful late-night radio call-in show host and a related cast of characters throughout London, pitched in the spirit of Nick Hornby and Joshua Ferris,” to Scribner for publication in Spring 2011

Religion/ Spirituality

  • James Redfield’s The Twelfth Insight, the “fourth book in the Celestine series and an adventure tale, both suspenseful and contemplative,” to Grand Central for publication in February 2011

There were several other deal announcements, such as the latest installment in Kenneth Davis’ New York Times‘ bestselling Don’t Know Much About series,  and a humorous memoir about a woman’s battle with a mysterious illness, and a memoir by actress Marlo Thomas.  But, alas, self has to get dinner started.  Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

15 responses to “Latest Book Deals (Courtesy of Publisher’s Weekly, 23 Feb 2010)”

  1. Hi Kanlaon, funny that I was googling my wife’s name after the announcement in Publisher’s Marketplace just for the heck of it and I stumbled into your blog. Fyi, Samantha Sotto-Yambao is proudly Filipino and based in Manila!


    • Hi! My hubby (Tembong) wrote you a looooong time ago when my book deal was first announced. The book’s title has been changed to Before Ever After and it will be released on July 28 in the Philippines and August 2 in the US/Canada. I would LOVE to send you an advanced copy! If you’re interested, you can email me you mailing address. Thank you so much for your support! 🙂

      Warm regards,

      p.s. you can also check out my blog ( or my website ( if you want more information about the book 🙂


  2. Hi, Sam,

    No, I haven’t received your book yet. I’ll let you know as soon as I receive it. Thank you for having your publisher send a copy, I’m looking forward to reading it!

    — Marianne


    • Hi! My publicist just emailed me and said that the post office sent the ARC back. I checked the address and it’s the same one listed here. Not sure what went wrong in the mail. Do you have another address I can use?



  3. Hi, Sam,

    I’m sorry you have to go to so much trouble!

    That is really my address, I don’t understand why the post office sent it back . . .

    I would give you a school address, but the school’s closed for the summer, so I’m not sure anyone would be around to receive it.

    Is your book available on Amazon?


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