Thu, 19/07/2012 - 09:21
West Yorkshire indie Bluemoose Books is to publish the "unauthorised biography" of Christian Grey, the hero of Cornerstone's bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey series.
The Secret Life of Christian Grey, written by the fictional Dominic Cutmore, supposedly an old school-friend of Grey, will be published on 31st...
Thu, 19/07/2012 - 08:50
Two books published by indies have made the shortlist for the first Historical Writers Association/Goldsboro Prize for Best Debut Historical Novel, alongside titles from Picador and Doubleday.
The four shortlisted titles are Partitions by Amit Majmudar (Oneworld); The Emperor's Gold by Robert Wilton (Corvus);...
Thu, 19/07/2012 - 08:15
Head of Zeus has acquired the novel Doppler by Norwegian writer Erlend Loe, describing it as an "utterly charming but deeply subversive fable".
Editorial director Laura Palmer bought world English rights in the title from Cappelen Damm via David Miller at RCW. Head of Zeus will publish in hardback in December....
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 14:00
Headline Publishing Group has appointed Simon Thorogood to the role of non-fiction publisher, with Thorogood moving from his current post as editorial director at Transworld imprint Bantam Press.
Thorogood will join Headline on 28th August, and will report to non-fiction publishing director Jonathan Taylor.
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 13:27
Hodder & Stoughton has pre-empted world rights in debut novel The Universe Versus Alex Woods, with deals already signed in five other territories.
Editorial director Kate Howard acquired the novel in a two-book deal with Mark Stanton at Jenny Brown Associates. Written by British author Gavin Extence, the book will be...
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 11:31
Harvill Secker has acquired the new novel by Henning Mankell, a historical thriller entitled A Treacherous Paradise.
Publishing director Liz Foley bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Anneli Høier at Leonhardt and Høier. Translated by Laurie Thompson, the novel will be published in hardback and e-book format...
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 08:30
Crime author Val McDermid is to write a contemporary re-working of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey as part of HarperFiction's series of new takes on Austen's six complete works.
Editorial director Louisa Joyner and crime and thriller publisher Julia Wisdom have acquired world all language rights from Jane Gregory...
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 08:00
Pan Macmillan's digital imprint, Bello, is to publish Bello: The Best of British Crime, collecting novels by 20th-century writers Andrew Garve, David Williams and Francis Durbridge.
The collection will be released on 19th July, priced £14.99, and will also be available in a print-on-demand (POD) edition.
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 06:29
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired "the nearest there is yet to a biography" of its founder publisher, Lord George Weidenfeld.
Non-fiction publisher Alan Samson bought world rights from Lynn Nesbit and Claire Conrad at Janklow & Nesbit for Conversations with George Weidenfeld by William Shawcross. It will be...
Tue, 17/07/2012 - 14:12
Professor Damian Walford Davies has been appointed chair of Literature Wales, following the retirement of previous co-chairs Dr Harri Pritchard Jones and Dr John Pikoulis.
Davies, head of department of English and creative writing at Aberystwyth University, will be joined by new board members: poet and entrepreneur William Ayot;...