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BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - WINTER 2008

1. THE SNOWBALL, by Alice Schroeder; AGENT: David Black.

2. HEREíS THE STORY, by Maureen McCormick; AGENT: Dan Strone at Trident.

3. THE WORDY SHIPMATES, by Sarah Vowell; AGENT: Wendy Weil.

4. HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in New York City.

5. CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS, by Anne Rice; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow and Nesbit in NYC.

6. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey; AGENT: Deidre Knight.

7. GRACE (EVENTUALLY), by Anne Lamott; AGENT: Chuck Verrill at Darhansoff, Verrill & Feldman Literary Agencyin NYC.

8. THE ZOOKEEPERíS WIFE, by Diane Ackerman; AGENT: Suzanne Gluck at William Morris in NYC.

9. DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, by Barack Obama; AGENT: Jane Dystel for this book written before the author was elected to the US Senate, much less looked on track to be the next POTUS. For the later AUDACITY OF HOPE Obama went to attorney Robert Barnett, who specializes in selling books for DC types for a hefty lawyers fee, rather than a percentage of the books earnings. However, Obama cut Dystel in for a piece of the action on the second book as well.

10. LANGUAGE OF GOD, by Francis S. Collins; AGENT: Gail Ross in D.C.

11. WHAT THE GOSPELS MEANT, by Garry Wills; Agent: Andrew Wylie

12. THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden; Agent: Kathy Anderson


BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - WINTER 2008

1. THE LUCKY ONE, by Nicholas Sparks: AGENT Theresa Park.

2. THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski; AGENT: Eleanor Jackson who sold it while she was at Inkwell, now running Queen Literary Agency in NYC.

3. WALLFLOWER CHRISTMAS, by Lisa Kleypas; AGENT: Mel Berger at William Morris in NYC.

4. ROGUE, by Danielle Steel; AGENT: Morton Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit. A combo rivalling the Energizer Bunny. Keeps going and going and going...

5. THE GIVEN DAY, by Dennis Lehane; AGENT: Ann Rittenberg.

6. THE FIRE, by Katherine Neville; AGENT: Simon Lipskar at Writers House NYC.

7. I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE, by Julia Glass; AGENT: Gail Hochman at Brandt & Hochman.

8. GRACE, by Richard Paul Evans; AGENT: Laurie Liss at Sterling Lord Literistic.

9. LORDS OF THE NORTH, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London.

10. THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE, by Salman Rushdie; AGENT: Philip Wylie. Offices in New York and London.

11. THE DIVIDE, by Nicholas Evans; AGENT: Caradoc King at AP Watt in London.

12. UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY, by MaryJanice Davidson; AGENT: Ethan Ellenberg in New York


BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - SUMMER 2008

1. IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, by Michael Pollan; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in New York City.

2. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max; AGENT: Byrd Leavell at the Scott Waxman Literary Agency.

3. THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER, by Vincent Bugliosi; AGENT: Peter Miller at PMA Literary and Film Management in New York City. This one is getting a lot of attention because it was promoted entirely on the web (at considerably less cost than the old way) and that proved effective enough to drive the book on to the print best seller lists, including the NY Times. As in we have seen the future and it works.

4. PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, by Michio Kaku ; AGENT: Stuart Krichevsky in New York City.

5. PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL, by Dan Ariely; AGENT: Dan Greenberg at Levine Greenberg in NYC.

6. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey; AGENT: Deidre Knight.

7. GRACE (EVENTUALLY), by Anne Lamott; AGENT: Chuck Verrill at Darhansoff, Verrill & Feldman Literary Agencyin NYC.

8. THE DOWNHILL LIE, by Carl Hiaasen; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM New York, and yes, of course she sells his fiction as well.

9. DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, by Barack Obama; AGENT: Jane Dystel for this book written before the author was elected to the US Senate, much less looked on track to be the next POTUS. For the later AUDACITY OF HOPE Obama went to attorney Robert Barnett, who specializes in selling books for DC types for a hefty lawyers fee, rather than a percentage of the books earnings. However, Obama cut Dystel in for a piece of the action on the second book as well.

10. LANGUAGE OF GOD, by Francis S. Collins; AGENT: Gail Ross in D.C.

11. WHAT THE GOSPELS MEANT, by Garry Wills; Agent: Andrew Wylie

12. THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden; Agent: Kathy Anderson


BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - SUMMER 2008

1. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein; AGENT: Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management. A book turned down by Stein's former agent at Janklow & Nesbit because it is narrated by a dog. Kleinman "got it." And sold it for seven figures.

2. THE BEACH HOUSE, by Jane Green; AGENT: Anthony Goff in London. Who also sold it directly in the US market, something more and more UK agents are doing.

3. THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer; AGENT: Jodi Reamer at Writers House in New York. A phenom only now being recognized as such by the trade. Teen-age vampire boyfriends as seen by a Mormon mother of three. Is this the next target for the would-be book banners now that they don't have Harry Potter to kick around any more?

4. ROGUE, by Danielle Steel; AGENT: Morton Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit. A combo rivalling the Energizer Bunny. Keeps going and going and going...

5. THE LAST PATRIOT, by Brad Thor; AGENT: Heide Lange at SJ Greenburger. Debuts this week at number one on the Times list. Life after Da Vinci Code for the agent.

6. Remember Me?, Sophie Kinsella; AGENT: Araminta Whiteley at Lucas, Alexander & Whiteley in London.

7. DEATH ANGEL, by Linda Howard; AGENT: Robin Rue at Writers House.

8. THE BROKEN WINDOW, by Jeffery Deaver; AGENT: Deborah Schneider at Gelfman Schneider in New York. Another long term agent author association.

9. LORDS OF THE NORTH, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London.

10. THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE, by Salman Rushdie; AGENT: Philip Wylie. Offices in New York and London.

11. THE DIVIDE, by Nicholas Evans; AGENT: Caradoc King at AP Watt in London.

12. UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY, by MaryJanice Davidson; AGENT: Ethan Ellenberg in New York


BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - SPRING 2008

1. LOSING IT, by Valerie Bertinelli; AGENT: Dan Strone at Trident Media Group in NYC.

2. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max; AGENT: Byrd Leavell at the Scott Waxman Literary Agency.

3. IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, by Michael Pollan; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in NYC.

4. PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, by Michio Kaku ; AGENT: Stuart Krichevsky

5. PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL, by Dan Ariely; AGENT: Dan Greenberg at Levine Greenberg in NYC.

6. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey; AGENT: Deidre Knight.

7. GRACE (EVENTUALLY), by Anne Lamott; AGENT: Chuck Verrill at Darhansoff, Verrill & Feldman Literary Agencyin NYC.

8. THE LOOMING TOWER, by Lawrence Wright; AGENT: Wendy Weil.

9. DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, by Barack Obama; AGENT: Jane Dystel for this book written before the author was elected to the US Senate, much less looked on track to be the next POTUS. For the later AUDACITY OF HOPE Obama went to attorney Robert Barnett, who specializes in selling books for DC types for a hefty lawyers fee, rather than a percentage of the books earnings. However, Obama cut Dystel in for a piece of the action on the second book as well.

10. LANGUAGE OF GOD, by Francis S. Collins; AGENT: Gail Ross in D.C.

11. WHAT THE GOSPELS MEANT, by Garry Wills; Agent: Andrew Wylie

12. THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden; Agent: Kathy Anderson


BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - SPRING 2008

1. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini; AGENT: Elaine Koster.

2. CHANGE OF HEART, by Jodi Picoult; AGENT: Laura Gross at her eponymous agency located in Newton Massachussets.

3. KILLER HEAT, by Linda Fairstein; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

4. WORLD WITHOUT END, by Ken Follett; AGENT: Amy Berkower at Writers House NYC.

5. HOME TO HOLLY SPRINGS, by Jan Karon; AGENT: Liz Darhansoff.

6. PROTECT AND DEFEND, by Vince Flynn; AGENT: Sloan Harris at ICM in NYC.

7. THE ALMOST MOON, by Alice Sebold; AGENT: Henry Dunow.

8. RUN, by Ann Patchett; AGENT: Lisa Bankoff at ICM in NYC.

9. LORDS OF THE NORTH, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London.

10. A LICK OF FROST, by Laurell K. Hamilton; AGENT: Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

11. THE DIVIDE, by Nicholas Evans; AGENT: Caradoc King at AP Watt in London.

12. BOOK OF THE DEAD, by Patricia Cornwell; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC


BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - NEW YEAR 2008

1. GOOD DOG. STAY., by Anna Quindlen; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in NYC.

2. CLAPTON, by Eric Clapton; AGENT: Ed Victor in London and selling directly in NYC.

3. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert; AGENT: Sarah Chalfant at Andrew Wylie in NYC.

4. ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver; AGENT: Frances Goldin

5. THE NINE, by Jeffrey Toobin; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

6. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey; AGENT: Deidre Knight.

7.THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at Wm Morris in NYC.

8. THE LOOMING TOWER, by Lawrence Wright; AGENT: Wendy Weil.

9. CHRISTMAS WITH PAULA DEEN, by Paula Deen; AGENT: Janis Donnaud.

10. LANGUAGE OF GOD, by Francis S. Collins; AGENT: Gail Ross in D.C.

11. THE OMNIVOREíS DILEMMA, by Michael Pollan; Agent: Amanda Urban at ICM in NYC.

12. THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden; Agent: Kathy Anderson

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - NEW YEAR 2008

1. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini; AGENT: Elaine Koster.

2. THE CHOICE, by Nicholas Sparks; AGENT: Theresa Parks

3. PLAYING FOR PIZZA, by John Grisham; AGENT: David Gernert.

4. WORLD WITHOUT END, by Ken Follett; AGENT: Amy Berkower at Writers House NYC.

5. HOME TO HOLLY SPRINGS, by Jan Karon; AGENT: Liz Darhansoff.

6. PROTECT AND DEFEND, by Vince Flynn; AGENT: Sloan Harris at ICM in NYC.

7. THE ALMOST MOON, by Alice Sebold; AGENT: Henry Dunow.

8. RUN, by Ann Patchett; AGENT: Lisa Bankoff at ICM in NYC.

9. LORDS OF THE NORTH, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London.

10. A LICK OF FROST, by Laurell K. Hamilton; AGENT: Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

11. THE DIVIDE, by Nicholas Evans; AGENT: Caradoc King at AP Watt in London.

12. BOOK OF THE DEAD, by Patricia Cornwell; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - DECEMBER 2007

1. INTO THE WILD, by Jon Krakauer; AGENT: Stuart Krichevsky.

2. LOUDER THAN WORDS, by Jenny McCarthy; AGENT: Celeste Fine at Folio Literary Management.

3. LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson; AGENT (for Robinson the writer): Ed Victor in London.

4. ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver; AGENT: Frances Goldin

5. THE NINE, by Jeffrey Toobin; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

6. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey; AGENT: Deidre Knight.

7.THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID, by Bill Bryson; AGENT: Carol Heaton in London.

8. THE LOOMING TOWER, by Lawrence Wright; AGENT: Wendy Weil.

9. THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss; AGENT: Owen Laster at Wm. Morris in NYC.

10. LANGUAGE OF GOD, by Francis S. Collins; AGENT: Gail Ross in D.C.

11. DOG DAYS, by Jon Katz; Agent: Richard Abate while he was still at ICM in NYC. (Now with Endeavor in NYC, billed as a multi-representation firm where Abate is listed as 'agent.')

12. THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden; Agent: Kathy Anderson

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - DECEMBER 2007

1. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini; AGENT: Elaine Koster.

2. THE CHOICE, by Nicholas Sparks; AGENT: Theresa Parks

3. DARK OF THE MOON, by John Sandford; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

4. BRIDGE OF SIGHS, by Richard Russo; AGENT: Nat Sobel

5. SHOOT HIM IF HE RUNS, by Stuart Woods; AGENT: Anne Sibbald at Janklow & Nesbit Associates NYC.

6. GARDEN SPELLS, by Sarah Addison Allen; AGENT: Andrea Cirillo at Jane Rotrosen.

7. THE 47TH SAMURAI, by Stephen Hunter; AGENT: Scott Miller at Trident Media Group in NYC.

8. RUN, by Ann Patchett; AGENT: Lisa Bankoff at ICM in NYC.

9. LORDS OF THE NORTH, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London.

10. THE WEDNESDAY LETTERS, by Jason F. Wright; AGENT: Laurie Liss at Sterling Lord.

11. THE DIVIDE, by Nicholas Evans; AGENT: Caradoc King at AP Watt in London.

12. MIDDLESEX, by Jeffrey Eugenides; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - SEPTEMBER 2007

1. THE DIANA CHRONICLES, by Tina Brown; AGENT: Ed Victor in London.

2. INFIDEL, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali; AGENT: Susanna Lea Associates, an unusual international agency located in Paris and staffed by a multi-national group of agents who choose the primary rights pitch based on factors other than the simple fact of location that governs most such decisions. (Whether that of the author or the agent.)

3. LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson; AGENT (for Robinson the writer): Ed Victor in London.

4. ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver; AGENT: Frances Goldin

5. THE BLACK SWAN, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb; AGENT: John Brockman.

6. I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK, by Nora Ephron; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit.

7.PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE, by Michael Beschloss; AGENT: D.C. attorney Robert Barnett (takes his top lawyer's hourly rate to negotiate the contract, then bows out). Acts for a great many authors of books by and about politicians and political subjects. Some other stuff as well when the writer is a household name.

8. ABOUT ALICE by Calvin Trillin; AGENT: Robert Lescher.

9. LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION, by Sam Harris; AGENT: Anne Edelstein.

10. LANGUAGE OF GOD, by Francis S. Collins; AGENT: Gail Ross in D.C.

11. DOG DAYS, by Jon Katz; Agent: Richard Abate while he was still at ICM in NYC. (Now with Endeavor in NYC, billed as a multi-representation firm where Abate is listed as 'agent.')

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - SEPTEMBER 2007

1. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini; AGENT: Elaine Koster.

2. THE BOURNE BETRAYAL by Eric Van Lustbader; AGENT: Henry Morrison (who also represented all of the Ludlum books, and all Lustbader's books since THE NINJA).

3. PEONY IN LOVE, by Lisa See; AGENT: Sandra Dijkstra.

4. THE SIXTH TARGET, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at Wm. Morris in NYC.

5. THE THIRTEENTH TALE, by Diane Setterfield; AGENT: Valerie Borchardt at Georges Borchardt.

6. THE OVERLOOK, by Michael Connelly; AGENT: Phil Spitzer.

7. THE CASTLE IN THE FOREST, by Norman Mailer; AGENT: Philip Wylie.

8. THE GOOD GUY, by Dean Koontz; AGENT: Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group in NYC.

9. LORDS OF THE NORTH, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London.

10. NEW ENGLAND WHITE, by Stephen L. Carter; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit.

11. THE DIVIDE, by Nicholas Evans; AGENT: Caradoc King at AP Watt in London.

12. THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER, by Kim Edwards; AGENT: Geri Thoma at Elaine Markson.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - JUNE 2007

1. GRACE (EVENTUALLY), by Anne Lamott; AGENT: Sarah Chalfont at Andrew Wylie in NYC.

2. INFIDEL, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali; AGENT: Susanna Lea Associates, an unusual international agency located in Paris and staffed by a multi-national group of agents who choose the primary rights pitch based on factors other than the simple fact of location that governs most such decisions. (Whether that of the author or the agent.)

3. BORN ON A BLUE DAY, by Daniel Tammet; AGENT: Andrew Lownie in London.

4. PAULA DEEN: IT AINíT ALL ABOUT THE COOKINí, by Paula Deen with Sherry Suib Cohen; AGENT: Janis Donnaud in NYC.

5. HOW DOCTORS THINK, by Jerome Groopman; AGENT: Suzanne Gluck at William Morris in NYC.

6. I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK, by Nora Ephron; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit.

7.RELIGIOUS LITERACY, by Stephen Prothero; AGENT: Sandra Dijkstra in Del Mar California.

8. ABOUT ALICE by Calvin Trillin; AGENT: Robert Lescher.

9. LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION, by Sam Harris; AGENT: Anne Edelstein.

10. LANGUAGE OF GOD, by Francis S. Collins; AGENT: Gail Ross in D.C.

11. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman; Agent Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - JUNE 2007

1. KINGDOM COME, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins; AGENT: This last book (so they say)in the Left Behind series was sold by Rick Christian at Alive Communications as part of an ongoing contract that started when the series did. Both writers, however, left Christian some years ago for their individual work. See The Story So Far on this site for the Jerry Jenkins story.

2. OBSESSION, by Jonathan Kellerman; AGENT: Barney Karpfinger in NYC.

3. HANNIBAL RISING, by Thomas Harris; AGENT: Morton Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit.

4. THE HARD WAY, by Lee Child; AGENT: Scott Miller at Trident Media in NYC.

5. THE THIRTEENTH TALE, by Diane Setterfield; AGENT: Valerie Borchardt at Georges Borchardt.

6. PROMISE ME, by Harlan Coben; AGENT: Lisa Erbach Vance at Aaron Priest in NYC.

7. THE CASTLE IN THE FOREST, by Norman Mailer; AGENT: Andrew Wylie.

8. YOU SUCK, by Christopher Moore; AGENT: Nicholas Ellison at S. J. Greenberger Associates.

9. LORDS OF THE NORTH, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London.

10. NINETEEN MINUTES, by Jodi Picoult; AGENT: Laura Gross in London.

11. THE DIVIDE, by Nicholas Evans; AGENT: Caradoc King at AP Watt in London.

12. THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER, by Kim Edwards; AGENT: Geri Thoma at Elaine Markson.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - FEBRUARY 2007

1. THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, by Barack Obama; AGENT: In his innocence as a senator elect Obama went first to literary agent Jane Dystel who started down the road of a two book deal for him with Crown, then learned that DC types don't pay an ongoing 15% of their action and switched to attorney Robert Barnett, who takes a huge legal fee then backs off. Dystel and Barnett now share credit for the sale - and doubtless at least part of the spoils for, at least, the first book.

2. THE INNOCENT MAN, by John Grisham; AGENT: David Gernert.

3. FIASCO, by Thomas E. Ricks; AGENT: Alice Martell

4. I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK, by Nora Ephron; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

5. SAVING GRACES, by Elizabeth Edwards; AGENT: Robert Barnett, not an agent as such, but the DC lawyer who sells for most of the major politicians and other celebs, particularly with a one-time story to tell. Takes legal fees, not a percentage interest in the book's sales. E.E. is the wife of former SC senator/Democratic vice presidential candidate, John Edwards.

6. THE MYSTICAL LIFE OF JESUS, by Sylvia Browne; AGENT: Bonnie Solow.

7.MARLEY AND ME by John Grogan; AGENT: Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company.

8. I LIKE YOU, by Amy Sedaris; AGENT: Tracy Fisher at Wm. Morris in NYC.

9. LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION, by Sam Harris; AGENT: Anne Edelstein.

10. THUNDERSTRUCK, by Erik Larson; AGENT: David Black.

11. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman; Agent Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - FEBRUARY 2007

1. CROSS, by James Patterson; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at Wm Morris in NYC.

2. FOR ONE MORE DAY, by Mitch Albom; AGENT: David Black.

3. HANNIBAL RISING, by Thomas Harris; AGENT: Morton Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit.

4. BROTHER ODD, by Dean Koontz; AGENT: Robert Gottleib.

5. THE THIRTEENTH TALE, by Diane Setterfield; AGENT: Valerie Borchardt at Georges Borchardt.

6. WILD FIRE, by Nelson DeMille; AGENT: Nicholas Ellison at S. J. Greenburger Associates.

7. ACT OF TREASON, by Vince Flynn; AGENT: Sloan Harris at ICM in NYC.

8. IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN, by Sarah Dunant; AGENT: Clare Alexander at Gillon Aitken Associates in London.

9. THE DEBUTANTE DIVORC…E, by Plum Sykes; AGENT: Elizabeth Sheinkman (Now at Curtis Brown Group in London, but still selling primary rights in the US market.)

10. FINDING NOEL, by Richard Paul Evans; AGENT: Laurie Liss at Lord Literistic in NYC.

11. DANSE MACABRE, by Laurell K. Hamilton; AGENT: Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

12. THE BANCROFT STRATEGY, by Robert Ludlum; AGENT: Henry Morrison.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - DECEMBER 2006

1. THE LOOMING TOWER, by Lawrence Wright; AGENT: Wendy Weill

2. THE INNOCENT MAN, by John Grisham; AGENT: David Gernert.

3. FIASCO, by Thomas E. Ricks; AGENT: Alice Martell

4. I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK, by Nora Ephron; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

5. SAVING GRACES, by Elizabeth Edwards; AGENT: Robert Barnett, not an agent as such, but the DC lawyer who sells for most of the major politicians and other celebs, particularly with a one-time story to tell. Takes legal fees, not a percentage interest in the book's sales. E.E. is the wife of former SC senator/Democratic vice presidential candidate, John Edwards.

6. TOUGH CHOICES, by Carly Fiorina; AGENT: Robert Barnett as above. Fiorina is former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, forced out in a messy public fight.

7.MARLEY AND ME by John Grogan; AGENT: Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company.

8. BLOOD AND THUNDER, by Hampton Sides; AGENT: Sloan Harris at ICM in NYC.

9. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis; AGENT: Al Zuckerman at Writers House.

10. LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION, by Sam Harris; AGENT: Ann Edelstein.

11. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman; Agent Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - DECEMBER 2006

1. RISE AND SHINE, by Anna Quindlen; AGENT: Amanada Urban at ICM.

2. FOR ONE MORE DAY, by Mitch Albom; AGENT: David Black

3. THIRTEEN MOONS, by Charles Frazier; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in NYC. (Hired after Leigh Feldman sold COLD MOUNTAIN, and after the latter became a major bestseller, got the movie deal, etc.).

4. THE THIRTEENTH TALE, by Diane Setterfield; AGENT: Valerie Borchardt at Georges Borchardt.

5. THE BOOK OF FATE, by Brad Meltzer; AGENT: Jill Kneerim at Kneerim and Williams, Boston.

6. UNDER ORDERS, by Dick Francis; AGENT: Sterling Lord at Lord Literistic.

7. SANDCASTLES, by Luanne Rice; AGENT: Andrea Cirillo at Jane Rotrosen.

8. IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN, by Sarah Dunant; AGENT: Clare Alexander at Gillon Aitken Associates in London.

9. THE DEBUTANTE DIVORC?E, by Plum Sykes; AGENT: Elizabeth Sheinkman (Now at Curtis Brown Group in London, but still selling primary rights in the US market.)

10. PEGASUS DESCENDING, by James Lee Burke; AGENT: Philip Spitzer

11. DANSE MACABRE, by Laurell K. Hamilton; AGENT: Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

12. THE PALE HORSEMAN, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - AUGUST 2006


1. MAYFLOWER, by Nathaniel Philbrick; AGENT: Stuart Krichevsky.

2. ARMED MADHOUSE, by Greg Palast; AGENT: Diana Finch.

3. GODLESS, by Ann Coulter; AGENT: Suzanne Gluck at Wm Morris in NYC. (Gluck took over Coulter's representation when Joni Evans quit being an agent.)

4. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, by Joan Didion; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

5. THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA, by Michael Pollan; AGENT: Liz Farrell at ICM in NYC.

6. THE ONE PERCENT DOCTINE, by Ron Suskind; AGENT: Kris Dahl at ICM in NYC.

7.MARLEY AND ME by John Grogan; AGENT: Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company.

8. WISDOM OF OUR FATHERS, by Tim Russert; AGENT: The book was sold by Robert Barnett, a DC attorney who sells the work of a lot of inside-the-beltway types. He charges a whopping fee to negotiate the deal, but does not take a commission interest in sales.

9. A HECKUVA JOB, by Calvin Trillin; AGENT: Robert Lescher.

10. BLINK, by Malcom Gladwell; AGENT: Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

11. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman; Agent Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - AUGUST 2006


1. TWELVE SHARP, by Janet Evanovitch; AGENT: Robert Gottlieb at Trident.

2. LOOKING FOR PEYTON PLACE, by Barbara Delinsky; AGENT: Amy Berkower at Writers House.

3. COVER OF NIGHT, by Linda Howard; AGENT: Robin Rue at Writers House.

4. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; AGENT: Eric Simonoff at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

5. BLACK ORDER, by James Rollins; AGENT: Russ Galen.

6. BABY PROOF, by Emily Giffin. AGENT: Stephany Evans at the Imprint Agency.

7. SANDCASTLES, by Luanne Rice; AGENT: Andrea Cirillo at Jane Rotrosen.

8. IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN, by Sarah Dunant; AGENT: Clare Alexander at Gillon Aitken Associates in London.

9. THE DEBUTANTE DIVORC…E, by Plum Sykes; AGENT: Elizabeth Sheinkman (Now at Curtis Brown Group in London, but still selling primary rights in the US market.)

10. ORDINARY HEROES, by Scott Turow; AGENT: Gail Hochman at Brandt & Hochman.

11. DANSE MACABRE, by Laurell K. Hamilton; AGENT: Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

12. THE PALE HORSEMAN, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES - JUNE 2006


1. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, by Augusten Burroughs; AGENT: Christopher Schelling at Ralph Vicinanza.

2. DON'T MAKE A BLACK WOMAN TAKE OFF HER EARRINGS, by Tyler Perry; AGENT: Jay Mandel at Wm Morris in NYC.

3. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner; AGENT: Tracy Fisher at Wm Morris in NYC.

4. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, by Joan Didion; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

5. THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA, by Michael Pollan; AGENT: Liz Farrell at ICM in NYC.

6. TEAM OF RIVALS, by Doris Kearns Goodwin; AGENT: Sterling Lord at Lord Literistic.

7.MARLEY AND ME by John Grogan; AGENT: Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company.

8. TEACHER MAN, by Frank McCourt; AGENT: Molly Friedrich at The Aaron Priest Literary Agency.

9. YOU'RE WEARING THAT?, by Deborah Tannen; AGENT: Suzanne Gluck at Wm Morris in NYC.

10. LAST DANCE, by John Feinstein; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM.

11. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman; Agent Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES - JUNE 2006

1. PROMISE ME, by Harlan Coben; AGENT: Lisa Erbach Vance at Aaron Priest.

2. I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, by E. Lynn Harris; AGENT: John Hawkins.

3. BLUE SHOES & HAPPINESS, by Alexander McCall Smith AGENT: Caroline Walsh in the UK and Robin Straus in the US.

4. BEACH ROAD, by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at Wm Morris in NYC.

5. SUSANNAH'S GARDEN, by Debbie Macomber; AGENT: Irene Goodman.

6. SAVANNAH BREEZE, by Mary Kay Andrews AGENT: Stuart Krichevsky

7. GONE, by Jonathan Kellerman; AGENT: Barney Karpfinger.

8. IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN, by Sarah Dunant; AGENT: Clare Alexander at Gillon Aitken Associates in London.

9. THE DEBUTANTE DIVORC…E, by Plum Sykes; AGENT: Elizabeth Sheinkman (Now at Curtis Brown Group in London, but still selling primary rights in the US market.)

10. ORDINARY HEROES, by Scott Turow; AGENT: Gail Hochman at Brandt & Hochman.

11. OUTBOUND FLIGHT, by Timothy Zahn; AGENT: Russell Galen.

12. THE PALE HORSEMAN, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES Spring 2006

1. MANHUNT, by James L. Swanson; AGENT: Richard Abate at ICM in NYC.

2. MY FRIEND LEONARD, by James Frey; AGENT: Kassie Evashevski at Brillstein Grey in Los Angeles. (Who sold the book, though after the scandal says she no longer represents Frey.)

3. 1776, by David McCullough; AGENT: Mort Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

4. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, by Joan Didion; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

5. OUR ENDANGERED VALUES, by Jimmy Carter; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

6. TEAM OF RIVALS, by Doris Kearns Goodwin; AGENT: Sterling Lord at Lord Literistic.

7.MARLEY AND ME by John Grogan; AGENT: Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company.

8. TEACHER MAN, by Frank McCourt; AGENT: Molly Friedrich at The Aaron Priest Literary Agency.

9. YOU'RE WEARING THAT?, by Deborah Tannen; AGENT: Suzanne Gluck at Wm Morris, NYC.

10. LAST DANCE, by John Feinstein; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM.

11. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman; Agent Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES Spring 2006

1. THE HOSTAGE, by W. E. B. Griffin; AGENT: Jeff Gerecke at JCA.

2. THE MARCH by E.L. Doctorow; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in New York.

3. MEMORY IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) AGENT: Amy Berkower at Writers House.

4. THE 5TH HORSEMAN, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at Wm Morris NYC.

5. SEA CHANGE, by Robert B. Parker; AGENT: Helen Brann.

6. AT FIRST SIGHT, by Nicholas Sparks; AGENT: Theresa Park

7. THE HUNT CLUB, by John Lescroart; AGENT: Barney Karpfinger.

8. IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN, by Sarah Dunant; AGENT: Clare Alexander at Gillon Aitken Associates in London.

9. GONE, by Lisa Gardner; AGENT: Damaris Rowland.

10. ORDINARY HEROES, by Scott Turow; AGENT: Gail Hochman at Brandt & Hochman.

11. OUTBOUND FLIGHT, by Timothy Zahn; AGENT: Russell Galen.

12. THE PALE HORSEMAN, by Bernard Cornwell; AGENT: Toby Eady in London

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES New Year 2006

1. TEACHER MAN, by Frank McCourt; AGENT: Molly Friedrich at Aaron Priest.

2. THE TRUTH WITH JOKES by Al Franken; AGENT: Jonathan Lazear.

3. 1776, by David McCullough; AGENT: Mort Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

4. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, by Joan Didion; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit Associates in NYC.

5. OUR ENDANGERED VALUES, by Jimmy Carter; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit at Janklow & Nesbit.

6. TEAM OF RIVALS, by Doris Kearns Goodwin; AGENT: Sterling Lord at Lord Literistic.

7. 30-MINUTE GET REAL MEALS by Rachael Ray; AGENT: Suzanne Gluck and Jon Rosen at Wm Morris NYC.

8. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates. (Now Inkwell Management along with Witherspoon and Carlisle.)

9. WHERE GOD WAS BORN, by Bruce Feiler; AGENT: David Black

10. MARLEY & ME, by John Grogan; AGENT: Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company.

11. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman; Agent Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.


BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES New Year 2006
1. MARY, MARY, by James Patterson; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at William Morris.

2. THE MARCH by E.L. Doctorow; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in New York.

3. FOREVER ODD, by Dean Koontz; AGENT: Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group.

4. AT FIRST SIGHT, by Nicholas Sparks; AGENT: Theresa Park

5. THE LIGHTHOUSE, by P. D. James; AGENT: Carol Heaton in London.

6. CHRIST THE LORD: OUT OF EGYPT, by Anne Rice; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit

7. SCHOOL DAYS, by Robert B. Parker; AGENT: Helen Brann.

8. THE CAMEL CLUB, by David Baldacci; AGENT: Aaron Priest.

9. SATURDAY, by Ian McEwan; AGENT: Deborah Rogers in London and Georges Borchardt in New York.

10. ORDINARY HEROES, by Scott Turow; AGENT: Gail Hochman at Brandt & Hochman.

11. THE TRAVELER, by John Twelve Hawks; AGENT: Joe Regal.

12. KNIFE OF DREAMS, by Robert Jordan; AGENT: Ralph Vicinanza.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES Winter 2005

1. THE FAMILY by Kitty Kelley; AGENT: Wayne Kabak at Wm Morris in NYC.

2. AMERICA (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum; AGENT: Dan Strone at Trident Media Group.

3. CHAIN OF COMMAND by Seymour M. Hersh; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

4. BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE by Aron Ralston; AGENT: Ronald E. Elberger, (An attorney, not an agent.)

5. EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES by Lynne Truss; AGENT: Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in London and George Lucas at Carlisle and Company in New York. (Now Inkwell Management along with Witherspoon and Pine.)

6. CONFESSIONS OF AN HEIRESS, by Paris Hilton with Merle Ginsberg; AGENT: Dan Strone at Trident Media.

7. HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR, by Jenna Jameson with Neil Strauss; AGENT: Laurie Perkins.

8. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates. (Now Inkwell Management along with Witherspoon and Carlisle.)

9. GREEN RIVER, RUNNING RED, by Ann Rule; AGENT: Joan and Joe Foley at the Foley Agency.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES Winter 2005

1. I AM CHARLOTTE SIMMONS, by Tom Wolfe; AGENT Lynn Nesbit.

2. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown; AGENT: Heidi Lange at S. J. Greenburger. His earlier books were sold by Olga Weisser.

3. HOUR GAME by David Baldacci; AGENT: Aaron Priest.

4. THE DARK TOWER, by Stephen King; AGENT: Ralph Vicinanza (Sort of. King uses an accountant and/or a lawyer on occasion. R.V. does his overseas work and sometimes domestic.)

5. TRACE by Patricia Cornwell; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

6. JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL, by Susanna Clarke; AGENT: Giles Gordon at Curtis Brown, UK.

7. THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB by Karen Joy Fowler; AGENT: Wendy Weil in the US and Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in the UK.

8. R IS FOR RICOCHET by Sue Grafton; AGENT: Molly Friedrich at The Aaron Priest Agency.

9. INCUBUS DREAMS by Laurell K. Hamilton; AGENT: Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

10. THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB, by Alexander McCall Smith; AGENT: Robin Straus.

11. SHOPAHOLIC & SISTER by Sophie Kinsella; AGENT: Kim Witherspoon at Inkwell Management (new union of Witherspoon, Pine, and Carlisle).

12. THE RULE OF FOUR, by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason; AGENT: Jennifer Joel when she was with Nick Ellison. (Joel is now with ICM in New York.)

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES Summer 2005

1. THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS, by John Berendt; AGENT: Suzanne Gluck at William Morris in NYC.

2. THE TIPPING POINT by Malcolm Gladwell; AGENT: Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit.

3. 1776, by David McCullough; AGENT: Mort Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

4. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in New York.

5. A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY, by Kurt Vonnegut; AGENT: Donald C. Farber, an attorney and a literary agent with one client, this one. Since at least CAT'S CRADLE.

6. MOTHER ANGELICA, by Raymond Arroyo; AGENT: Loretta Barrett.

7. COLLAPSE, by Jared Diamond; AGENT: John Brockman.

8. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates. (Now Inkwell Management along with Witherspoon and Carlisle.)

9. WHERE GOD WAS BORN, by Bruce Feiler; AGENT: David Black

10. GOD'S POLITICS, by Jim Wallis; AGENT: Gail Ross at Lichtman, Trister, Singer & Ross in DC.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES Summer 2005

1. THE HISTORIAN, by Elizabeth Kosova; AGENT: Amy Williams at Collins McCormick.

2. THE MARCH by E.L. Doctorow; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in New York.

3. A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, by Diana Gabaldon; AGENT: Russ Galen.

4. ANANSI BOYS, by Neil Gaiman; AGENT: Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House

5. ON BEAUTY, by Zadie Smith AGENT: Georgia Garrett at A.P. Watt in London.

6. THE WIDOW OF THE SOUTH, by Robert Hicks; AGENT: Jeff Kleinman at Graybill & English in D.C.

7. SCHOOL DAYS, by Robert B. Parker; AGENT: Helen Brann.

8. GOODNIGHT NOBODY, by Jennifer Weiner; AGENT: Joanna Pulcini.

9. SATURDAY, by Ian McEwan; AGENT: Deborah Rogers in London and Georges Borchardt in New York.

10. LIPSTICK JUNGLE, by Candace Bushnell; AGENT: Heather Schroder at ICM in New York.

11. THE TRAVELER, by John Twelve Hawks; AGENT: Joe Regal.

12. A LONG WAY DOWN, by Nick Hornby; AGENT: Caroline Dawnay at PFD in London

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES Spring 2005

1. GOD'S POLITICS, by Jim Wallis; AGENT: Gail Ross at Lichtman, Trister, Singer & Ross in DC.

2. AMERICA (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum; AGENT: Dan Strone at Trident Media Group.

3. BLINK, by Malcolm Gladwell; AGENT: Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit in NYC.

4. 102 MINUTES, by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn; AGENT: Philippa Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic.

5. EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES by Lynne Truss; AGENT: Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in London and George Lucas at Carlisle and Company in New York. (Now Inkwell Management along with Witherspoon and Pine.)

6. HIS EXCELLENCY, by Joseph J. Ellis; AGENT: Gerard McCauley

7. DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM, by David Sedaris; AGENT: Don Congdon.

8. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates. (Now Inkwell Management along with Witherspoon and Carlisle.)

9. GREEN RIVER, RUNNING RED, by Ann Rule; AGENT: Joan and Joe Foley at the Foley Agency.

10. COLLAPSE, by Jared Diamond; AGENT: John Brockman

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES Spring 2005

1. CONVICTION, by Richard North Patterson; AGENT: Fred Hill.

2. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown; AGENT: Heidi Lange at S. J. Greenburger. His earlier books were sold by Olga Weisser.

3. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom; AGENT: David Black.

4. THE BROKER, by John Grisham; AGENT: David Gernert.

5. CHAINFIRE, by Terry Goodkind; AGENT: Russell Galen at Scovil, Chicack & Galen.

6. NIGHT FALL, by Nelson DeMille; AGENT: Nick Ellison at S. J. Greenburger.

7. LONDON BRIDGES, by James Patterson; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at Wm Morris in NYC.

8. A SALTY PIECE OF LAND, by Jimmy Buffett; AGENT: Amy Rennert.

9. THE MEMORY OF RUNNING, by Ron McLarty; AGENT: Jeff Kleinman at Graybill & English in DC.

10. JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL, by Susanna Clarke; AGENT: Giles Gordon in London, and apparently selling directly in the US.

11. GILEAD, by Marilynne Robinson; AGENT: Ellen Levine at Trident Media in NYC.

12. CAT'S EYEWITNESS, by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown; AGENT: Wendy Weill.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES Winter 2004

1. THE FAMILY by Kitty Kelley; AGENT: Wayne Kabak at Wm Morris in NYC.

2. AMERICA (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum; AGENT: Dan Strone at Trident Media Group.

3. CHAIN OF COMMAND by Seymour M. Hersh; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

4. BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE by Aron Ralston; AGENT: Ronald E. Elberger, (An attorney, not an agent.)

5. EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES by Lynne Truss; AGENT: Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in London and George Lucas at Carlisle and Company in New York. (Now Inkwell Management along with Witherspoon and Pine.)

6. CONFESSIONS OF AN HEIRESS, by Paris Hilton with Merle Ginsberg; AGENT: Dan Strone at Trident Media.

7. HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR, by Jenna Jameson with Neil Strauss; AGENT: Laurie Perkins.

8. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates. (Now Inkwell Management along with Witherspoon and Carlisle.)

9. GREEN RIVER, RUNNING RED, by Ann Rule; AGENT: Joan and Joe Foley at the Foley Agency.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES Winter 2004

1. I AM CHARLOTTE SIMMONS, by Tom Wolfe; AGENT Lynn Nesbit.

2. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown; AGENT: Heidi Lange at S. J. Greenburger. His earlier books were sold by Olga Weisser.

3. HOUR GAME by David Baldacci; AGENT: Aaron Priest.

4. THE DARK TOWER, by Stephen King; AGENT: Ralph Vicinanza (Sort of. King uses an accountant and/or a lawyer on occasion. R.V. does his overseas work and sometimes domestic.)

5. TRACE by Patricia Cornwell; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in NYC.

6. JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL, by Susanna Clarke; AGENT: Giles Gordon at Curtis Brown, UK.

7. THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB by Karen Joy Fowler; AGENT: Wendy Weil in the US and Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in the UK.

8. R IS FOR RICOCHET by Sue Grafton; AGENT: Molly Friedrich at The Aaron Priest Agency.

9. INCUBUS DREAMS by Laurell K. Hamilton; AGENT: Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

10. THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB, by Alexander McCall Smith; AGENT: Robin Straus.

11. SHOPAHOLIC & SISTER by Sophie Kinsella; AGENT: Kim Witherspoon at Inkwell Management (new union of Witherspoon, Pine, and Carlisle).

12. THE RULE OF FOUR, by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason; AGENT: Jennifer Joel when she was with Nick Ellison. (Joel is now with ICM in New York.)

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES Summer 2004

1. LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM by Al Franken; AGENT: Jonathan Lazear

2. MY LIFE, by Bill Clinton; AGENT: Robert Barnett, a DC lawyer who works on a straight hourly fee for contract negotiation and does not take a percentage of the book, as does a literary agent.

3. ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow; AGENT: Melanie Jackson.

4. THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks; AGENT: Theresa Parks at S. J. Greenburger.

5. EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES by Lynne Truss; AGENT: Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in London and George Lucas at Carlisle and Company in New York.

6. THE PRIVILEGE OF YOUTH by Dave Pelzer; AGENT: Laurie Liss at Lord Literistics.

7. THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, by Karen Armstrong; AGENT: Felicity Bryan in the UK.

8. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates.

9. THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS, by Brian Greene; AGENT: John Brockman

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES Summer 2004

1.SAM'S LETTERS TO JENNIFER by James Patterson; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at Wm. Morris NY

2. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown; AGENT: Heidi Lange at S. J. Greenburger.

3.THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom; AGENT: David Black.

4. OLIVIA JOULES AND THE OVERACTIVE IMAGINATION by Helen Fielding; AGENT: Gillon Aitken in London, selling directly in both the US and UK markets.

5. BERGDORF BLONDES by Plum Sykes; AGENT: Elizabeth Sheinkman at the Elaine Markson Agency.

6. THE BOURNE LEGACY by Eric Van Lustbader; AGENT: Henry Morrison, who was also the agent for Robert Ludlum (deceased), the creator of the Jason Bourne character.

7. THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB by Karen Joy Fowler; AGENT: Wendy Weil in the US and Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in the UK.

8. MONDAY MOURNING, by Kathy Reichs; AGENT: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at Wm. Morris in NY. (Canadian Reichs uses only a US primary agent.)

9. IN THE MOON OF RED PONIES by James Lee Burke; AGENT: Phil Spitzer.

10. TEN BIG ONES by Janet Evanovich; AGENT: Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group.

11. GLORIOUS APPEARING by Ken LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins; AGENT: For this book, the last of a long standing contract, it was Rick Christian at Alive. But last year both authors left Christian. LaHaye went with Joel Gotler on the West Coast and Jenkins with David Vigliano in NYC. For more on the Jenkins story see THE STORY SO FAR on this site.

12. RETREAT, HELL! by W. E. B. Griffin; AGENT: Jeff Gerecke at JCA Literary Agency.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES Spring 2004

1. THE PRICE OF LOYALTY by Ron Suskind; AGENT: Kris Dahl at ICM in New York.

2. LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM by Al Franken; AGENT: Jonathan Lazear

3. LOUD AND CLEAR, by Anna Quindlen; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in NYC.

4. ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow; AGENT: Melanie Jackson.

5. THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks; AGENT: Theresa Parks at S. J. Greenburger.

6. EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES by Lynne Truss; AGENT: Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in London and George Lucas at Carlisle and Company in New York.

7. THE PRIVILEGE OF YOUTH by Dave Pelzer; AGENT: Laurie Liss at Lord Literistics.

8. THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, by Karen Armstrong; AGENT: Felicity Bryan in the UK.

9. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates.

10. THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS, by Brian Greene; AGENT: John Brockman

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES Spring 2004

1. GLORIOUS APPEARING by Ken LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins; AGENT: For this book, the last of a long standing contract, it was Rick Christian at Alive. But last year both authors left Christian. LaHaye went with Joel Gotler on the West Coast and Jenkins with David Vigliano in NYC. For more on the Jenkins story see THE STORY SO FAR on this site.

2. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown; AGENT: Heidi Lange at S. J. Greenburger.

3.THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom; AGENT: David Black.

4. THE BIRTH OF VENUS by Sarah Dunant; AGENT: Clare Anderson at Gillon Aitken in London, selling directly in the US market - a more frequent occurrence of late.

5. BERGDORF BLONDES by Plum Sykes; AGENT: Elizabeth Sheinkman at the Elaine Markson Agency.

6. CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? by Sophie Kinsella; AGENT: Araminta Whitley in the UK and Kim Witherspoon in the US.

7. NIGHTTIME IS MY TIME, by Mary Higgins Clark; AGENT: Eugene Winick at McIntosh & Otis.

8. ISLANDS, by Anne Rivers Siddons; AGENT: Virginia Barber at William Morris in NYC.

9. KEY OF VALOR by Nora Roberts; AGENT: Amy Berkower at Writers House.

10. LUCKY'S LADY by Tami Hoag; AGENT: Andrea Cirillo at the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

11. BET ME by Jennifer Crusie; AGENT: Meg Ruley at the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

12. RETREAT, HELL! by W. E. B. Griffin; AGENT: Jeff Gerecke at JCA Literary Agency.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES February 2004

1. THE PRICE OF LOYALTY by Ron Suskind.

2. LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM by Al Franken; AGENT: Jonathan Lazear

3. THE AUTOMATIC MILLIONAIRE by David Bach; AGENT: Jan Miller at Dupree Miller in Dallas.

4. THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT SOLUTION by Phil McGraw; AGENT: Jan Miller at Dupree Miller.

5. HAD ENOUGH? by James Carville with Jeff Nussbaum; AGENT: Robert Barnett (A DC attorney who doesn't keep a financial interest in the book in the manner of a literary agent, but does the deal.)

6. FLYBOYS by James Bradley; AGENT: Owen Laster at William Morris.

7. THE PRIVILEGE OF YOUTH by Dave Pelzer; AGENT: Laurie Liss at Lord Literistics.

8. MY PRISON WITHOUT BARS, by Pete Rose with Rick Hill; AGENT: Joel Gotler in Los Angeles.

9. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates.

10. AN ARMY AT DAWN by Rick Atkinson; AGENT: Raphael Sagalyn.


BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES February 2004

1. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown; AGENT: Heidi Lange at S. J. Greenburger.

2. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom; AGENT: David Black

3. THE ZERO GAME by Brad Meltzer; AGENT: Jill Kneerim at Kneerim & Williams at Fish & Richardson in Boston.

4. LATE BLOOMER by Fern Michaels; AGENT: Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media

5. NIGHT WATCH by Terry Pratchett; AGENT: Carole Blake in London and Ralph Vicinanza in NYC.

6. LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER by Diana Gabaldon; AGENT: Russ Galen (US) and Danny Baror UK and translation.

7. THE WAY THE CROW FLIES by Ann-Marie McDonald; AGENT: Andrew Wylie.

8. A COLD HEART by Jonathan Kellerman; AGENT: Barney Karpfinger.

9. KEY OF VALOR by Nora Roberts; AGENT: Amy Berkower at Writers House.

10. LUCKY'S LADY by Tami Hoag; AGENT: Andrea Cirillo at the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

11. THE BABES IN THE WOOD by Ruth Rendell; AGENT: Pat Kavenaugh at PFD in the UK and Peter Matson at Lord Literistics in the US.

12. RETREAT, HELL! by W. E. B. Griffin; AGENT: Jeff Gerecke at JCA Literary Agency.


BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES Winter 2003

1. DUDE WHERE'S MY COUNTRY? by Michael Moore; AGENT: Morton Janklow

2. LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM by Al Franken; AGENT: Jonathan Lazear

3. BUSHWHACKED by Molly Ivins and Lou DuBose; AGENT: Dan Green at Pom, Inc.

4. THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT SOLUTION by Phil McGraw; AGENT: Jan Miller at Dupree Miller.

5. THE GREAT UNRAVELLING by Paul Krugman; AGENT: Robert Barnett (A DC attorney who doesn't keep a financial interest in the book in the manner of a literary agent, but does the deal.)

6. FLYBOYS by James Bradley; AGENT: Owen Laster at William Morris.

7. RIGHT TO EXIST by Yaacov Lozowick; AGENT: Jimmy Vines.

8. BEYOND BELIEF by Elaine H. Pagels; AGENT: John Brockman.

9. THE SOUTH BEACH DIET by Arthur Agatston; AGENT: Richard Pine at Arthur Pine Associates.

10. AN ARMY AT DAWN by Rick Atkinson; AGENT: Raphael Sagalyn.

BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES Winter 2003

1. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown; AGENT: Heidi Lange at S. J. Greenburger.

2. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom; AGENT: David Black

3. BLOW FLY by Patricia Cornwell; AGENT: Esther Newberg at ICM in New York.

4. FOUR BLIND MICE by James Patterson; AGENT: Jennifer Walsh at William Morris in NYC.

5. NIGHT WATCH by Terry Pratchett; AGENT: Colin Smythe in London and Ralph Vicinanza in NYC.

6. LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER by Diana Gabaldon; AGENT: Russ Galen (US) and Danny Baror UK and translation.

7. THE WAY THE CROW FLIES by Ann-Marie McDonald; AGENT: Andrew Wylie.

8. AVENGER by Frederick Forsyth; AGENT: Ed Victor in London.

9. BLACKLIST by Sarah Peretsky; AGENT: Dominick Abel.

10. THE LITTLE FRIEND by Donna Tart; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM in New York.

11. THE BABES IN THE WOOD by Ruth Rendell; AGENT: Pat Kavenaugh in the UK and Peter Matson at Lord Literistics in the US.

12. A PERFECT DAY by Richard Paul Evans; AGENT: Laurie Liss at Sterling Lord Literistics.

BEST-SELLING NON-FICTION TITLES New Year 2002

1. JACK Straight From the Gut by Jack Welch with John A. Byrne; AGENT: Mark Reiter, IMG

2. SOUL SURVIVOR by Philip Yancey; AGENT: Kathryn Helmers, Alive Communications.

3. SAVAGE BEAUTY by Nancy Milford; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit

4. FIRE by Sebastian Junger; AGENT: Stuart Krichevsky

5. JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough; AGENT: Morton Janklow

6. JUSTICE by Dominick Dunne; AGENT: Owen Laster, William Morris Agency

7. WILD BLUE YONDER by Stephen Ambrose; AGENT: John Ware

8. MARIE ANTOINETTE by Antonia Fraser; AGENT: Michael Shaw in the UK and Peter Ginsberg of Curtis Brown in the US.

9. HIDDEN POWER by Kati Marton; AGENT: Amanda Urban at ICM

10. THE MAP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Simon Winchester; AGENT: Peter Matson at Lord Literistics.


BEST-SELLING FICTION TITLES New Year 2002

1. THE CORRECTIONS by Jonathan Franzen; AGENT: Susan Golomb.

2. THE SURGEON by Tess Geritson; AGENT: Meg Ruley at The Jane Rotrosen Agency.

3. TOTAL RECALL by Sara Peretsky; AGENT: Dominick Abel

4. BLACK HOUSE by Stephen King and Peter Straub; AGENT: Ralph Vicinanza.

5. A BEND IN THE ROAD by Nicholas Sparks; AGENT: Theresa Park at Sanford J. Greenberger Associates.

6. CANE RIVER by Lalita Tademy; AGENT: Jillian Manus.

7. LONG TIME NO SEE by Susan Isaacs; AGENT: Owen Laster at The William Morris Agency.

8. MERCY by Julie Garwood; AGENT: Jane Rotrosen.

9. SHOCK by Robin Cook; AGENT: Lynn Nesbit.

10. ENVY by Sandra Brown; AGENT: Maria Carvainis.