Fri, 27/09/2013 - 12:22
Cornerstone has signed a six-figure deal for a début novel about a Mormon family in Lancashire.
Hutchinson publishing director Jocasta Hamilton signed world rights to Here We Are Together by Carys Bray (pictured) from Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates.
The "devastatingly emotional and...
Fri, 21/06/2013 - 09:18
Century publishing director Ben Dunn has bought an autobiography from Alan Partridge creator Steve Coogan.
Dunn acquired world volume rights in a deal struck with Paul Stevens at the Independent Talent agency, with Century planning to publish in hardback in September 2014.
Manchester-born performer Coogan is best known for his...
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:49
Bestselling author Tom Sharpe, perhaps best known for his 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue, has died aged 85.
Sharpe, who was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Cambridge University, died in north-eastern Spain today (6th June).
His debut novel, Riotous Assembly, was published in 1971. Both ...
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, 11/03/2013 - 17:05
An E L James book to help aspiring writers record their "innermost thoughts" - Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal) - will be released by US publisher Vintage on 1st May.
Fri, 01/03/2013 - 12:30
Century and Arrow have signed a new multi-book contract with No Child of Mine author Susan Lewis.
Cornerstone m.d. Susan Sandon struck the deal for world rights in six titles with Toby Eady at Toby Eady Associates.
Since 2009 Lewis has published two titles a year. The publisher reported that print sales of No...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:15
Random House India and Cornerstone have acquired the next book in James Patterson's bestselling Private series, written in collaboration with Indian thriller author Ashwin Sanghi, with plans to release the new book in early 2014.
Cornerstone managing director Susan Sandon bought rights to publish the book across the Random House...
Thu, 29/11/2012 - 15:21
Headline's UK and international sales director Aslan Byrne is moving to Random House as sales director for Cornerstone.
Byrne will take up his new role in March 2013, reporting to deputy group UK sales director Ed Christie. Byrne will replace Rob Waddington, who has been promoted to the newly created role of deputy group sales...
Tue, 16/10/2012 - 11:34
Cornerstone has appointed Jenny Geras as publishing director of Arrow, with Geras moving from Pan Macmillan after six years.
Geras joined Pan Macmillan in 2006, working as online marketing manager and then head of online marketing until 2008. She joined the fiction editorial team as senior commissioning editor in October 2008 and was...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 10:05
Arrow has acquired six novellas that follow on from Francine Pascal's adult novel, Sweet Valley Confidential, and will be publishing them as e-book originals.
Editor Gillian Holmes bought UK Commonwealth, excluding ANZ, rights from Angharad Kowal at Writers House, with Cornerstone Digital to publish all six novellas as e-...