Fri, 10/05/2013 - 08:20
Headline has signed a new four-book deal with bestselling author Jill Mansell.
Executive publisher Marion Donaldson made the acquisition through agent Jane Judd.
Mansell's full list is published by Headline, with the new deal to bring her novel-count to 29.
Donaldson said: "[Mansell] proves again and again...
Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:30
Oxford University Press has confirmed that it will notify the Office of Fair Trading about its acquisition of Nelson Thornes, estimated to give the publisher nearly a third of the education market share. However, OUP said it was confident that there were "no...
Mon, 14/01/2013 - 07:57
Hachette publisher Orchard Books has acquired a new picture book from author Lemony Snicket and artist Jon Klassen. It will publish The Dark in hardback this April.
Picture, gift and novelty book publisher Kate Burns bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including Australia, for both print and digital, in the title from Kirstin...
Mon, 14/01/2013 - 07:50
Bloomsbury has acquired a “darkly comic detective series”, Knightley & Son, by screenwriter Rohan Gavin—the son of children’s writer, Jamila Gavin.
Publishing director Rebecca McNally bought world rights in all languages from agent Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann. Bloomsbury will also publish in the US....
Mon, 10/12/2012 - 08:17
Egmont Press will be launching a new series, Fairy Animals of Misty Wood, next year, with five books planned for 2013 and ten in 2014.
The series will be aimed at girls aged 5-7, with commissioning editor Ali Dougal acquiring world rights in the titles from Hothouse Fiction co-founders Reg Wright and Richard Maskell. The series was...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 09:58
Hutchinson has acquired a non-fiction title about the female body, winning an auction with a strong six-figure offer.
Publishing director Jocasta Hamilton bought UK, British Commonwealth (including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India) and Europe rights in Eve: 200 Million Years of the Female Body by Cat Bohannon...
Mon, 29/10/2012 - 08:07
Pearson and Bertelsmann have confirmed that Penguin and Random House are to combine into a new consumer publishing organisation, Penguin Random House, with the merger expected to complete in the second half of 2013.
Bertelsmann will own 53% of the new venture and Pearson 47%; Bertelsmann gets five directors on the new board and...
Mon, 29/10/2012 - 08:00
Random House and Penguin chiefs have moved to reassure staff, authors and agents as news of the companies' merger broke this morning (Monday 29th October).
Penguin c.e.o. John Makinson told staff the merger will create "the leading - and emphatically the best - trade publishing company in the world", while Random House...
Mon, 22/10/2012 - 08:05
Picador publisher Paul Baggaley at Picador has bought a novel by US writer James Salter, author of books including Solo Faces, Light Years, and most recently, Last Night.
Baggaley acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to All That Is from Amanda Urban at ICM and Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown and...
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 10:40
HarperCollins has closed a four-book deal with bestselling historical novelist Bernard Cornwell.
The creator of Napoleonic rifleman Sharpe, alongside dozens of other period novels, is about to release his 50th book, 1356, a standalone novel about the Battle of Poitiers.
With the new deal, HarperCollins in the UK and US will...