Mon, 15/04/2013 - 11:30
Orange Prize-winner Helen Dunmore is moving from Penguin to Hutchinson, with Cornerstone publisher Selina Walker acquiring her next two books.
Walker bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in two novels by Dunmore from Caradoc King of A P Watt at United Agents. The first, The Lie, is set during and just after...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 07:30
Picador has seen off competition from 11 other publishers to win a fiercely contested six-figure, pre-fair auction, acquiring UK and Commonwealth rights in historical fiction début The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
Editorial director Francesca Main signed the deal with Juliet Mushens at The Agency Group, after the...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 07:00
Hodder imprint Coronet has snapped up the memoir of pop legend and Beach Boys founder and chief songwriter Brian Wilson after a “major pre-empt”.
Publisher Mark Booth acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in I am Brian Wilson from Jonathan Conway, head of the UK Literary Division of The Agency...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 06:50
Random House is launching a debut author with a new free-to-play online narrative game, Black Crown. The project, which is not attached to a full-length book as yet, has a gas mask logo, and describes itself as "an infectious new kind of narrative experience".
The publisher has worked with Failbetter Games and the project...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 06:45
Virago has acquired the new book by Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth and Vagina, about the creation of the law against obscenity and its impact on society.
Publisher Lennie Goodings bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title, Outrages, from agent John Brockman and will publish in 2016.
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 04:30
Hot Key Books has acquired a new children's novel by writer and dub poet, Benjamin Zephaniah, his first for seven years.
The book is set against the summer riots of 2011, and tells how one teenage boy's idealism is twisted by those around him who are determined to commit acts of terror.
Editor-at-large Emma Matthewson...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 14:01
New deals for Joanne Harris and Kate Mosse have been sealed just ahead of the London Book Fair.
Gollancz deputy publishing director Jon Wood acquired world rights for fantasy novel The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris in a “substantial six-figure” two-book deal with Peter Robinson of Rogers, Coleridge...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 11:54
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired fantasy thriller Angelfall by Susan Ee, a novel originally self-published before being released by Amazon Children's Publishing in the US.
Editorial director Kate Howard bought British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, for Angelfall and two further books in the Penryn and...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 11:50
Little, Brown has acquired a title on the 1944 meeting between world leaders at Bretton Woods which set out a structure for the international monetary system as we know it.
Non-fiction publisher Tim Whiting bought world English language rights to The Summit: Bretton Woods and the Fight to Save the World's Economy by Ed Conway,...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:30
Simon & Schuster will publish a book based on The Everyday Sexism Project, a website that asks women to share their everyday experiences of sexism.
Founder Laura Bates will write the book, to be published in 2014.
S&S non-fiction editorial assistant Abigail Bergstrom signed the pre-emptive deal for UK and...