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, 09/10/2012 - 07:00
Headline has acquired four new novels from crime writer Ann Granger.
Two of the titles will be in her Cotswold village crime series, featuring detective duo Campbell and Carter; two will be in her Victorian crime series, including Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie. The first title in the new contract is lined...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 09:05
Polarised views on low e-book prices have been raised this week, as Sony and Amazon continue to offer frontlist e-books for just 20p.
Publishers Association president Ursula Mackenzie said she finds the “constant” devaluing of books very worrying. “What people seem to misunderstand is where the value lies. To...
Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:31
Waterstone’s proposed higher discount, flat rate terms for publishers, put forward in exchange for scrapping promotion fees, could hit author royalties, according to agents and the Society of Authors.
Contracts vary widely, but typically contain a high discount clause which kicks in at a particular discount level, after which...
Mon, 12/09/2011 - 15:52
Former colleagues of Faber finance director David Tebbutt have paid warm tributes to him this morning, amid widespread shock over the circumstances of his death.
Christopher Maclehose, who worked with Tebbutt at The Harvill Press, called him "an excellent financial director, absurdly modest, calm, wise and meticulous and...
Fri, 08/04/2011 - 10:16
Orion has signed debut author Liz Fenwick in a two-book deal.
Deputy publishing director at Orion Kate Mills acquired British and Commonwealth rights for romantic-suspense novel A Cornish House and a second novel from Carole Blake at Blake Friedmann. Dutch rights for A Cornish House have been sold to de Boekerij.
Fri, 08/04/2011 - 08:22
Sphere has signed a blockbusting Eleanor of Aquitaine fiction trilogy by award-winning novelist Elizabeth Chadwick, for an undisclosed six-figure sum.
Sphere senior editor Rebecca Saunders bought UK and Commonwealth rights in three novels, The Summer Queen, The Winter Crown, and The Autumn Throne, through Carole Blake at...
Fri, 13/11/2009 - 06:08
Literary agency Blake Friedmann has restructured following "an extremely strong trading year" and added one new member of staff.
Oli Munson has been promoted to a full time agent. The agency has brought in Lorissa Bouwer, who joins as Blake's and Munson’s assistant. She has worked with Blake Friedmann for the past six...