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July 2011
by Linda Carlson

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The film rights for Manifest Destiny—a political thriller written by Rick Robinson and published by Headline Books—have been acquired by Los Angeles-based producer Peter R.J. Deyell. He’s working with screenwriter Quinn Redeker (The Deer Hunter) and shopping the movie concept to Hollywood studios. This is the first movie rights deal for Headline, which has 67 active authors.

Robinson, an attorney, has written three novels, all published by Headline, and he’s working on a fourth, also contracted to it.

Headline Books president Cathy Teets says Robinson is especially adept at using social marketing to create visibility for his titles. The Manifest Destiny deal came about because of another kind of exposure; the book was available in an airport bookshop where agent Jason Pinter saw it.

Teets also reports that several Headline Books authors, including Robinson, did signings at BEA, and that one of them—Tim Packman, author of a new children’s book, Funny Dan the Face Car Man—appeared with Funny Dan himself. The new book’s cover was converted to a decal for a NASCAR competitor’s car in the May 14 NASCAR race, and the book is in the NASCAR Library Collection….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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