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Publishers Weekly reports that the Frankfurt Book Fair is abuzz with talk about Dave Eggers’s new novel, which apparently quietly sold to Ecco last winter. Ecco, the small, super-literary imprint at Harper, doesn’t usually brag about sales potential, usually because most of its books don’t have a lot of sales potential. According to PW, though, Ecco chief Dan Halpern is telling everyone at the fair that the book — an adult novel based on Where the Wild Things Are, scheduled to be published in 2008 to coincide with Spike Jonze’s movie, for which Eggers co-wrote the screenplay — will be a monster hit, if you’ll pardon the expression. “I think it’s going to be his biggest book. I think it’s going to be huge.” We kind of think so, too, so color us pretty excited. Wanna help us read it? Send us the manuscript at email@example.com.
Frankfurt Buzzing on New and Familiar Names [PW]