Fri, 29/11/2013 - 09:02
Publishers are in a scramble with Amazon-owned Audible for rights previously handled by the now-defunct AudioGO.
AudioGO went into administration last month, with rights in its audio contracts now...
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 15:24
The author of literary thriller The Killing Lessons, snapped up by Orion at auction on the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair, has been revealed as Glen Duncan, writer of The Last Werewolf (Canongate) and I, Lucifer (Scribner).
Curtis Brown agent Jonny Geller was representing the book, which he sent out under...
Thu, 26/09/2013 - 09:26
Faber has signed two books from debut novelist Kate Hamer, a former Curtis Brown Creative student.
Faber's Sarah Savitt bought UK and Commonwealth rights at auction in The Girl in the Red Coat, plus a further novel, from Alice Lutyens at Curtis Brown.
German rights have also been pre-empted by Arche in a six-...
Wed, 14/08/2013 - 07:00
Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh are to hold a second "Discovery Day" at Foyles. Unpublished writers are invited to bring in their manuscripts and pitch their novels.
Last year's inaugural event, run by Curtis...
Mon, 15/07/2013 - 12:49
In a career spanning over 35 years, Jeffrey Archer has sold books worth over £250m worldwide.
Success came to him early in his career—his third book Kane and Able (1980) has sold over 33 million copies worldwide—and his three Prison Diaries, Hell/Purgatory/Heaven (2002/2003/2004), have brought in...
Wed, 03/07/2013 - 09:00
Shock and emotion from staff is the trade's dominant reaction to the news yesterday (2nd July) that Victoria Barnsley is to leave her role as chief executive of HarperCollins UK and International at the end of the week.
Within HarperCollins, staff...
Fri, 28/06/2013 - 09:20
Agents are reporting strong sales for in-house e-book ventures, with their success helping to generate better publishing deals for their clients.
Andrew Lownie said his agency’s initiative—Thistle Publishing, which uses Amazon’s White Glove programme—is expanding quickly. It has published more than 50 e-books...
Mon, 24/06/2013 - 09:15
The merger of Penguin and Random House is expected to close in July, creating—with sales of £2.5bn—the largest trade publishing business ever. Ahead of any announcements about its forthcoming plans, The Bookseller asked a range of industry insiders what the new management team should do:
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 15:50
Headline has signed rights to two new novels from Irish writer Emma Hannigan.
Irish and UK and Commonwealth rights were bought by Hachette Books Ireland and Headline in a deal with Sheila Crowley of Curtis Brown.
Headline will also publish two of Hannigan's books which have previously only been available in Ireland: ...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 11:57
The Times Literary Supplement will be the media partner for the The Literary Consultancy’s 2013 Writing in a Digital Age Conference.
Held at the Free Word Centre on 7th and 8th of June, the conference for writers will feature a keynote address from author Audrey Niffenegger, and include involvement from publishers such...