Paul De Angelis, book developer.

 

I assist authors, agents, publishers and publication departments in turning ideas and manuscripts into books. My work includes manuscript evaluations, re-writing or ghost writing of proposals and manuscripts, and book editing from the conceptual and organizational to copyediting. I’ve had much experience with books in translation and maintain extensive contacts among agents, editors, and publishers. I work on an hourly or project fee basis or for a percentage of royalties, depending on the project. Together with my wife, Elisabeth Kaestner, I also provide translation services from the German.

contact me by email: paul@abouttown.us

Some of the Books I’ve Worked On in Recent Years

Alban Berg and His World, edited by Christopher Hailey

Sikh Spiritual Practice: The Sound Way to God, Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa

The Beautiful Planet, Marc Simont

“Swing Along”—Race On Broadway And Beyond: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook, Marva Griffin Carter

The Airmen and the Headhunters, by Judith M. Heimann

Oscar Bluemner: A Passion for Color, exhibition catalogue by Barbara Haskell

Learning to Govern: My Life in New York Politics, From Hell Gate to City Hall, Peter F. Vallone

Sirio: The Story of My Life and Le Cirque, Sirio Maccioni and Peter Elliott



Connections

Recent Publications

 

Co-Author

DEAR MRS. KENNEDY: The World Shares Its Grief, Letters November 1963, (co-authored with Jay Mulvaney), forthcoming October, 2010, St. Martin’s Press.

 

 Collaborations/Translations

In 2008 I wrote the 70,000-word text for a work of popular American history being published by a major publisher.

LEARNING TO GOVERN: My Life in New York Politics, From Hell Gate to City Hall by Peter F. Vallone, October, 2005, Chaucer Press.

 THE NOBEL BOOK OF ANSWERS: The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, and Other Nobel Prize Winners Answer Some of Life’s Most Intriguing Questions for Young People, edited by Bettina Stiekel. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.

INSIDE 9-11: What Really Happened, by the Reporters, Writers, and Editors of Der Spiegel Magazine. St. Martin’s Press, 2002.

 

Editorial Consultation

ALBAN BERG AND HIS WORLD, edited by Christopher Hailey, Princeton University Press, 2010.

SIKH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: THE SOUND WAY TO GOD, Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa, O Books, 2010

THE BEAUTIFUL PLANET, Marc Simont, Easton Studio Press, 2010

RICHARD WAGNER AND HIS WORLD, edited by Thomas S. Grey, Princeton University Press, 2009.

BRAHMS AND HIS WORLD, edited by Walter Frisch & Kevin C. Karnes, Princeton University Press, 2009

“SWING ALONG”—RACE ON BROADWAY AND BEYOND: THE MUSICAL LIFE OF WILL MARION COOK, by Marva Griffin Carter, Oxford University Press, 2008

PROKOFIEV AND HIS WORLD, edited by Simon Morrison, Princeton University Press, 2008.

THE AIRMEN AND THE HEADHUNTERS, by Judith M. Heimann, Harcourt, 2007.

ELGAR AND HIS WORLD, edited by Byron Adams, Princeton University Press, 2007.

FRANZ LISZT AND HIS WORLD, edited by Christopher Gibbs and Dana Gooley, Princeton University Press, 2006.

A LARGER SENSE OF PURPOSE: Higher Education and Society by Harold Shapiro, November 2005, Princeton University Press.

OSCAR BLUEMNER: A Passion for Color, Exhibition catalogue by Barbara Haskell, October 2005 from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

COPLAND AND HIS WORLD, edited by Carol Oja and Judith Tick, Princeton University Press, 2005.

SIRIO: The Story of My Life and Le Cirque by Sirio Maccioni and Peter Elliot, John Wiley, 2004.

SHOSTAKOVICH AND HIS WORLD, edited by Laurel Fay, Princeton University Press, 2004.

JANACEK AND HIS WORLD, edited by Michael Beckerman, Princeton University Press, 2003

ELI NADELMAN: Sculptor of Modern Life, Exhibition catalogue by Barbara Haskell, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002.

WHENCE WE CAME, WHERE WE WENT, by Walter Albert Eberstadt, Self-published by W. A. E. Books, 2002.

NO REGRETS, by Paul Heald, St. James Music Press, 2002.