J. de S. Associates, Inc.

Morrow Taps ESPNer For Debut Novel
Publisher's Weekly, March 5, 2012

"ESPN Radio host and author Mike Greenberg has sold his first novel, Everything You Could Ever Ask For, to Kate Nintzel at William Morrow. Nintzel pre-empted world rights to the book from Jacques de Spoelberch at J. de S. Associates. Greenberg’s first book, Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot (Villard), came out in 2006 and is currently under option as a TV show. According to de Spoelberch, the novel, which is scheduled for spring 2013, 'features three strong and savvy women who . . . learn that they could lose everything, including their lives.'"

American Hipster
Publisher's Weekly, January 16, 2012

"Don Weise, for his new Magnus Books, took world English rights to American Hipster, a biography of Herbert Huncke by Hilary Holladay. Agent Jacques de Spoelberch did the deal for the book, which is set for June 2012. Huncke was a writer and heroin addict best known for his friendships with beat luminaries like Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs."

Plath Unbound
Publisher's Weekly, January 2, 2012

"Deb Garrison at Knopf bought world rights to a biography of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark. Clark teaches Irish studies at NYU and has written about Plath before—Oxford University Press published The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes in February. In the new work, Slyvia Plath, Her Life in Art, Clark will draw on new archival sources, and, according to agent Jacques de Spoelberch of J. de S. Associates, Inc., who did the sale, will use these sources, which include the papers of Plath's onetime husband, Ted Hughes, 'to recover the ambitious poet and novelist.'"