Deal announcement: Major two-book deal for Lisa Renee Jones

Just in time for Thanksgiving, something to be grateful for—a new deal for a great author!

I’m very happy to announce a two-book, three-novella deal to Gallery for Lisa Renee Jones. The titles are No In Between and I Belong to You in Lisa’s Inside Out series. The books will come out in 2014 and like the earlier books in the series, they will warm up your cold winter nights! When Publishers Weekly wrote about the deal, Gallery publisher  Jen Bergstrom was quoted as saying, “We are so excited about the series and all of its potential. Lisa’s voice and concept are thoroughly unique and we look forward to seeing where each new book will take us.” As someone who has had a sneak peek, I would have to agree!

Here is the Publishers Marketplace announcement:

November 15, 2013 – NO IN BETWEEN and I BELONG TO YOU by Lisa Renee Jones
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
NYT and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s NO IN BETWEEN and I BELONG TO YOU, the next two books in the INSIDE OUT SERIES, as well as 3 novellas, again to Micki Nuding at Gallery, in a major deal, by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency(World).
Film rights optioned to Starz, with Suzanne Todd (Alice In Wonderland, Austin Powers) producing, by Shari Smiley at Resolution.

About Louise Fury

Louise Fury represents adult and young adult fiction, including suspense/thrillers, romance, and select nonfiction, as well as novels with a graphic element or illustrations. A native South African, I now live in New York City and travel to Cape Town every year, where I spend time educating South African writers, meeting with international publishers and distributing books. Before agenting, I worked in marketing and advertising for both the consumer markets and publishing. Prior to joining The Bent Agency, I worked as a literary agent at the L. Perkins Agency. I represent numerous New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors and encourage my authors to have one foot in traditional print publishing and the other in the digital arena. I am a huge advocate of utilizing secondary rights—I have sold film/TV, audio and foreign rights for my clients. I believe in staying ahead of the pack by embracing change, not just adapting to it. I'm looking for writers with a unique voice and an unforgettable story. In young adult, I look for manuscripts that are written with an unforgettable voice—this can be deep, dark and gritty or literary, lyrical and emotional. My wish list includes novels with a unique structure or format and books with multiplatform possibilities. I’m also looking for smart romantic comedy. For nonfiction I’m particularly interested in pop culture, cookbooks, true crime, humor, pop science and sports.
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2 Responses to Deal announcement: Major two-book deal for Lisa Renee Jones

  1. T o t a l l y a w e s o m e ! Congrats Lisa Renee and Louise.

    (For anyone wondering why a "Major Deal" is such a major deal: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3879653)

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