J. de S. Associates, Inc.
De Spoelberch Reps Three
Publisher's Weekly, August 4, 2014
"Jacques de Spoelberch, from J. de S. Associates, sold three new projects. Bloomsbury's Rob Galloway, in his first acquistion, picked up world rights to Michael Witwer's Empire of Imagination: The Legend of Gary Gygax, a biography of the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons. Bloomsbury plans to publish the book in summer 2015.
De Spoelberch also reprsented Michael Stanley (the pseudonym for the writing team of Stanley Trollip and Michael Sears), who sold North American rights to the next two novels in the Detective Kubu series to Marcia Markland of St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne. Death in the Family, the first of the two novels, is slated for summer 2015.
Mike Greenberg sold world rights to his new novel, My Father's Wives, again to editor Kate Nintzel at William Morrow, in a deal brokered by de Spoelberch. Greenberg is the cohost of ESPN's Mike and Mike and author of the the novel All You Could Ask For (2013). My Father's Wives, set for release in January 2015, is narrated by a man who is 'impelled by a sudden shock to his own life to go on a search to understand his marriage, his father, and himself.'"
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.'"
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.'"