Deal Announcement: RISE & FIRE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE JUMP SHOT by Shawn Fury

Exciting news. TBA author Shawn Fury’s new nonfiction sports proposal sold to Bob Miller at Flatiron Books, the new imprint at Macmillan.

Shawn’s book examines the most important play in basketball and its impact on the game.

Here is the Publishers Marketplace announcement.

February 12, 2014 – RISE & FIRE by Shawn Fury
Non-fiction: Sports
Shawn Fury’s RISE & FIRE: A Biography of the Jump Shot, exploring the play that revolutionized basketball and provided the greatest moments in the sport’s history  from Michael Jordan’s legacy-defining jumpers to Ray Allen’s mastery  and is a technical, personal, historical and even spiritual examination of the shot, to Bob Miller at Flatiron Books, in a nice deal, by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency (World).

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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One Response to Deal Announcement: RISE & FIRE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE JUMP SHOT by Shawn Fury

  1. I can't wait to read this. I am a sport nut 😀 Especially basketball. I am always putting my male characters on basketball teams because I love the game. I can't wait to read it.

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