Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:00
Orion has acquired a non-fiction title, Girls Will Be Girls, a book by academic Dr Emer O’Toole on "why women have ended up acting female", following a “hotly contested” auction.
Editorial director Orion non-fiction Jane Sturrock bought British Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:11
Janklow & Nesbit is offering The Game of Life by Alex Bellos, the follow-up to Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, set to explore humanity’s relationship with numbers. The book is with Bloomsbury in the UK and S&S in the US. More popular science comes in narrative study The Water Book...
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 06:45
Blake Friedmann has appointed Juliet Pickering as an agent in its book department, with Pickering most recently at A P Watt.
Pickering will join on 4th February, and will bring her entire list of clients with her, including Chioma Okereke, who is on the Costa Short Story Award shortlist.
Pickering said: "I am delighted to...
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:40
Blake Friedmann is entering "a phase of expansion", creating the new role of foreign rights, digital and audio manager, with the agency planning to appoint another agent in the "near future".
The agency has appointed Louise Brice as foreign rights, digital and audio manager, starting on 14th January. Brice has most...
Tue, 30/10/2012 - 06:00
Agent Oli Munson of Blake Friedmann is to move to agency A M Heath. Munson will join the agency on 3rd December, bringing with him "an outstanding list of authors".
A M Heath m.d. Bill Hamilton said: "We are privileged to welcome to the team someone whose talents are so complementary and whose record of breaking out...
Tue, 23/10/2012 - 09:00
Publishers are still prepared to pay good money up front for the right books, agents have told The Bookseller, after a raft of high-profile rights deals were struck ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair and at the fair itself. But agents also warned of gaps in publishing schedules and slow decision-making caused by doubts over retail...
Fri, 21/09/2012 - 15:46
Orion has pre-empted two psychological suspense novels by debut author R S Pateman, signing a six-figure deal with Oliver Munson at Blake Friedmann.
Editor Jemima Forrester bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Munson, with the first title, The Second Life of Amy Archer, to be published in June 2013 in hardback,...
Tue, 29/11/2011 - 07:08
Film rights have been sold in Lauren Beukes’ "cyberpunk" thriller Zoo City, published by Angry Robot.
South African film producer Helena Spring has won film rights to the book, which was first published in South Africa by Jacana Media and then internationally by Angry Robot.
Beukes said: "Every...
Fri, 21/10/2011 - 10:42
HarperCollins UK and Australia have won out in a five-way auction for hotly tipped Frankfurt Book Fair title The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.
HarperFiction crime and thriller publisher Julia Wisdom, together with Shona Martyn of HarperCollins Australia, bought the title in a two-book deal for UK and Commonwealth rights...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 16:16
A high-concept thriller is currently the subject of a five-way UK publisher auction, with North American rights already sold to Mulholland Books by Oliver Munson of Blake Friedmann.
Editor John Schoenfelder acquired The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City (Angry Robot) and winner of this year's...