Thu, 27/02/2014 - 10:00
Cornerstone has signed a new novel from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, after what the author described as "a friendly divorce" from HarperCollins UK.
Susan Sandon, m.d. of Cornerstone, acquired rights in a six-figure acquisition, acting on behalf of Hutchinson at Cornerstone, Hamish Hamilton in Australia and New Zealand,...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 09:50
E L James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (Arrow Books) has now sold 100m copies across all formats worldwide, according to the publisher.
Cornerstone imprint Arrow Books has announced sales of more than 27m copies of the series in the UK and Commonwealth countries, making it the fastest selling book series in the history of Random...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:00
Cornerstone has launched Missing, a “global online interactive adventure” for fans of James Patterson.
The project will see Patterson go “missing”, with the 3.9 million fans on his Facebook page asked to solve clues to his whereabouts with the help of some...
Wed, 19/02/2014 - 10:13
Cornerstone has signed a four-book deal with Kindle self-published author Tracy Bloom.
Jenny Geras, publishing director at Arrow, did the deal with Araminta Whitley at LAW.
Bloom’s self-published works include her debut novel No-one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday, the story of childhood sweethearts who have a one-...
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 08:40
Cornerstone's Century and Arrow imprints have resigned Lisa Jewell for more two novels.
Publisher Selina Walker struck a deal for British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, with Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown.
The two new novels will be published in hardcover and paperback in 2015 and 2016.
Walker said she felt...
Thu, 06/02/2014 - 09:10
Cornerstone is planning promotions for Monuments Men by Robert M Edsel, as the George Clooney film of the same name is released.
Robert M Edsel’s book Monuments Men, which tells the tale of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section of the Allied forces, a collection of museum curators and art historians...
Wed, 29/01/2014 - 09:10
Cornerstone has acquired two novels from Dorothy Koomson, who will move to the publisher from Quercus.
Managing director Susan Sandon and Arrow publishing director Jenny Geras negotiated the deal with Antony Harwood.
Geras, who will be Koomson’s editor, said: “I have been a fan of Dorothy’s novels since the...
Mon, 06/01/2014 - 08:40
Author and journalist Simon Hoggart has died aged 67 following complications arising from pancreatic cancer.
Hoggart, who worked for the Guardian and Observer newspapers for 45 years, passed away yesterday after a three and a half year battle with the disease.
As well as parliamentary sketchwriting, Hoggart published 17 books...
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...