Authorlink® Successes

Historical Look at Some of Our Successes

Authorlink.com, the award-winning news, information, and marketing community for editors, agents, and writers has helped nearly 400 writers gain attention or sign with literary agents since tracking of results began in 1999. The service has filled nearly 2000 direct requests from editors and agents for manuscripts, and has influenced or been directly involved in the sale of 83 titles to such prominent publishers as Random House, St. Martin’s Press, Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, and more. As we continue to grow in 2018 and beyond we will keep adding to these successes. For information about having a manuscript considered for a listing on Authorlink, see our Publishers Market. Also, see “What People Are Saying About Authorlink” and “Authorlink Awards and Accolades” under the About Us tab in the main menu. Please note: Authorlink Literary Group no longer accepts new authors as direct clients, however, writers are encouraged to use the resources of the website, such as Publishers Market to secure representation or publication. We strive for accuracy. Please let us know if you spot any errors on our website. 

The book deals below are reported using the Publishersmarketplace.com scale:

“nice deal” $1 – $100,000
“good deal” $101,000 – $250,000
“significant deal” $251,000 – $500,000
“major deal” $501,000 and up
NA, amount of the deal not available

Book/Movie/TV/AUDIO Deals

Film/TV Option

February 9, 2017–THE ONLY LIVING WITNESS and TED BUNDY: CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER by Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, to an undisclosed production company, in a NICE DEAL by Katie Zwick at CAA and Doris Booth at Authorlink in a NICE DEAL.

Film/TV Option

November 5, 2009 – THE ONLY LIVING WITNESS, TED BUNDY by Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, and BEYOND CRUEL by Stephen Michaud optioned to co-producers Vance Owen and Bill Edison Owen, Jr., in a three-year NICE DEAL by Matthew Snyder at CAA and Doris Booth at Authorlink ina NICE DEAL.

Lethal Shadow by Stephen Michaud

Television  Option

July 24, 2008–Stephen Michaud’s LETHAL SHADOW, reissued as BEYOND CRUEL, about a real-life counterfeiter, for a web micro-series and cable television, with film option, sponsored by a major advertiser, to Mandalay Teleplays, by Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group, and Maria Ruvalcaba Hackett at Intellectual Property Group in a NICE DEAL.

Leaving Glorytown, One Boy's Struggle Under Castro by Edward

Audio Rights

August 31, 2009 –Eduardo Calcines’s LEAVING GLORYTOWN: One Family’s Struggle Under Castro, a heart-warming, humorous memoir of a young boy growing up in Cuba, and his family’s agonizing ten-year struggle to escape Fidel Castro’s regime for a better life in America, to Random House Audio for publication in April 2010, by Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group (World English), via Farrar, Straus & Giroux, in a NICE DEAL.

True Crime/Paperback

May 2, 2007–Stephen G. Michaud’s BEYOND CRUEL, the chilling true story of America’s most sadistic killer, Mike Debardeleben, to Charles Spicer at St. Martin’s, by Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group (NA).

True Crime/Hardcover

Devils Right Hand Man

 

March 23, 2007–THE DEVIL’S RIGHT-HAND MAN, by Stephen Michaud and Debbie Price. NYT bestselling author Stephen Michaud and journalist Debbie Price’s story behind the more than 48 murders claimed by serial killer Robert Charles Browne, and the dynamic cold case volunteers who pursued the investigation, to Shannon Jamieson Vazquez at Berkley, in a NICE DEAL, by Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group (NA).

2005–THE ONLY LIVING WITNESS, TED BUNDY, The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy,  by Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, to Barnes & Noble Books by Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group (NA).

Ted Bundy, Conversations With a Killer by Stephen Michasud and Hugh Aynesworth

True Crime/Hardcover

2005–TED BUNDY: CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER by Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, to Barnes & Noble Books by Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group (NA).

Criminal Shadows by David Canter, Ph.D.

True Crime/Hardcover

2006–CRIMINAL SHADOWS, the Minds of Serial Killers and Sexual Predators–and Cracking cases, by David Canter, Ph.D. to Dorset Press New York, by in a NICE DEAL, by Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group (NA).

Leaving Glorytown, One Boy's Struggle Under Castro by Edward

Young Adult Fiction/Hardcover/Paperback

January 14, 2008–Eduardo Calcines’s LEAVING GLORYTOWN: One Family’s Struggle Under Castro, a heart-warming, humorous memoir of a young boy growing up in Cuba, and his family’s agonizing ten-year struggle to escape Fidel Castro’s regime for a better life in America, to Beverly Reingold at Farrar, Straus Children’s, in a NICE DEAL for publication in 2009, by Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group (World English).

Children’s Paperback

September 26, 2003—Tanith Lee’s PIRATICA: A Daring Tale of a Singular Girl’s Adventure Upon the High Seas, in which Artemesia Blastside sweeps a motley and unwilling crew into the treasure hunt of all time, careering through the haunts of highwaymen, pirates, and smugglers, to Lucia Monfried at Dutton Children’s, in a NICE DEAL, by Andrew Sharp at Hodder Children’s (US). The book was listed  for sale on Authorlink.

Blood Eagle by Craig Russell

Fiction/Hardcover and Paperback

September 26, 2003—Craig Russell’s BLOOD EAGLE, in which detective hero Hauptkommissar Jan Fabel of the Hamburg Murder Squad leads an investigation into an apparently ritualistic murder, where he uncovers layer upon layer of intrigue to expose not only the guilty but a complex new Germany, to Paul Sidey at Hutchinson/Arrow, for six figures (a GOOD DEAL), for three books, for publication beginning in spring 2005, by Carole Blake at Blake Friedmann (UK) . Italian (Sonzogno) and Dutch (De Fontein) rights were also sold in pre-empts. NA The book was listed for sale on Authorlink.

Roses From San Gabriel

Fiction

September 25, 2003—Jose Sevilla Ho’s ROSES FROM SAN GABRIEL, set in a remote Pacific outpost of the old Spanish empire, about a boy who, following the mysterious death of his mother after receiving roses from a secret admirer, is raised by a servant who tells him endless stories about his family life and sets in motion his quest to solve the riddle of his mother’s death, to Michael Heyward at the Text Publishing Company, by Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management (world). NA. The book was listed for sale on Authorlink.

Dark Desire by Elaine Moore

Fiction/Paperback

2003–DARK DESIRE: A Vampire Novel by Elaine Moore, first in a three-book sale to iBooks, Inc. (distributed by Simon & Schuster), a vampire romance to be released in a mass-market format in March 2004. Books II and III were to follow. Ms. Moore’s writing has been likened to Anne Rice. The series was sold directly by Authorlink in a publisher-to-publisher in a NICE DEAL.

It's How You Play the Game by Jimmy Gleacher

Fiction /Hardcover

2002–IT’S HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME, by Jimmy Gleacher, to Brant Rumble at Scribner (Simon & Schuster), as a direct result of Authorlink. Doris Booth helped facilitate the sale.

Slim to None by Jennifer Hendricks

Memoir/Hardcover

2002–SLIM TO NONEA Journey through the Wasteland of Anorexia Treatment / Edition 1 by Graydon D. (Dee) Hubbard directly sold from Authorlink to Michele Pezzuti at McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing in a NICE DEAL for release in January 2003. The poignant story of his daughter’s long (and fatal) journey through the wasteland of anorexia treatment is told mostly through her hospital journals. Hubbard’s first agent, signed through Authorlink, terminated for health reasons. His second agent, also found through Authorlink, lost her position when her agency downsized after 9/11. Fortunately, a few months later, McGraw Hill editor Michele Pezzuti spotted the work on Authorlink, made a direct request for the materials, and subsequently offered a contract. First-time author.  Doris Booth facilitated the deal.

The Reluctant Tuscan

Non-fiction

September 25, 2003—TV comedy writer/producer Phil Doran’s (whose credits include The Wonder Years, Sanford and Son and All in the Family) THE RELUCTANT TUSCAN, a humorous memoir described as “Woody Allen meets Frances Mayes,” to Lauren Marino at Gotham, in a VERY GOOD DEAL, in a pre-empt, by Betsy Amster (world English). The book was listed for sale on Authorlink.

Patents and Trademarks

Non-fiction/Hardcover

October 1, 2003—Michael Jester has sold his first nonfiction book to Career Press as a direct result of Authorlink in a NICE DEAL. A patent and trademark attorney, Jester became the 83rd author to sell his work with the help of Authorlink. Jester’s book, PATENTS, AND TRADEMARKS PLAIN AND SIMPLE, scheduled for release by Career Press in the spring of 2004. The New Jersey-based publisher directly requested the full manuscript from Authorlink after reading the author’s listing on the award-winning website. Originally titled PATENTS: A PRACTICAL LEGAL GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, the work was listed on Authorlink for approximately 11 months before being spotted and requested by Michael Pye, the assistant acquisitions editor at Career Press.

Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men

Non-fiction/Hardcover

2000–BEYOND ANGER: A GUIDE FOR MEN by Thomas J. Harbin, Ph.D., to Avalon (Marlowe & Company). The book originally sold to John Muir Publications as a direct inquiry to Authorlink from the publisher. Muir later was acquired by Marlowe and the title subsequently sold to Da Capo Press’s Lifelong Books . First-time author.

Profits From Natural Resources, Roland A. Jansen

Non-fiction

2000–PROFITS IN NATURAL RESOURCES by Roland Jansen, to John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Both the agent, Elizabet McHugh, and the publisher made direct requests for this work on Authorlink, ultimately represented by McHugh. First-time author.

Space for Women

Non-fiction

2002–SPACE FOR WOMEN, A HISTORY OF WOMEN WITH THE RIGHT STUFF by Pamela Freni, to Seven Locks Press, as a direct result of a listing for sale on Authorlink.

Selected Authorlink Contest Winners
Who Have Won Major Publishing Contracts

Six winners of the annual Authorlink New Author Awards competition won significant publishing contracts, partly influenced by having been winners in the Authorlink contest, which turned six years old in July 2003.  The contest is not currently active. This is a partial list.

D'Angelo's Destiny by Ginger Hanson

Fiction

2001 Winner–STEALING DESTINY (originally D’ ANGELO’S DESTINY) by Ginger Hanson to Ballad (Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2002) in a two-book deal. Ms. Hanson won the Best of Show and Historical Romance awards at the 2001 Authorlink New Author Awards Competition. First-time author. The contest is not currently active. This is a partial list.

Fiction

1999 Winner–BEST SERVED COLD by Cynthia G. Alwyn (pen name) to St. Martin’s Press (2001) by Anne Hawkins, John Hawkins & Associates. Ms. Alwyn placed among the top three in the 1999 Authorlink awards competition for her novel, TALE OF THE SERPENT. First-time author. The contest is not currently active. This is a partial list.

Song of the Beast by Carol Berg

Fiction

1999 Winner–SONG OF THE BEAST by Carol Berg to Roc (Penguin Putnam, 2000) in a three-book deal. Berg was the 1999 Authorlink first-place Science Fiction/Fantasy winner. First-time author. The contest is not currently active. This is a partial list.

Bingo Queens by June Park

Fiction

1998 Winner–BINGO QUEENS by June London (aka June Park) to Cliff Street (HarperCollins, April 1999) in a two-book, six-figure deal by Robert Tabian of Robert Tabian Literary Agency. Ms. London was the Mainstream Fiction winner in the 1998 New Author Awards competition. First-time author. The contest is not currently active. This is a partial list.

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