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...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:59
What do authors want from their publisher? In my experience it is two things:
1. Their book to get to as many people as possible in the most agreeable form and manner possible.
2. See Point 1.
What authors and agents also want these days is for publishers not to get in the way of...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:20
This week's London Book Fair saw a return to the hectic fair auctions of pre-recession years, with some literary fiction said to be going for "silly money".
Orion General Division m.d. Lisa Milton called the fair "really buzzy and confident". She said: "Everyone seems to be very positive, which after...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:40
Rogers, Coleridge & White has Christos Tsiolkas’ new novel Barracuda, which charts a talented swimmer’s rise and fall (Atlantic in UK, Hogarth in US). Agent Peter Straus will be selling rights to English Mothers, a début novel from Alison Stevens about a brutal child murder. In non-...A M Heath | Agents | Andrew Lownie | Bookseller News Team | Conville & Walsh | Curtis Brown | Darley Anderson | David Higham Associates | Ed Victor Literary Agency | Felicity Bryan Associates | Furniss LAwton | Hanbury agency | London Book Fair | Luigi Bonomi Associates | Lutyens & Rubinstein | Mulcahy Associates | Rights deal | Rogers Coleridge & White | Sheil Land Associates | WME London
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:00
Book industry figures around the world have expressed their sadness at the death of bestselling horror writer James Herbert at home in Sussex yesterday (20th March). Herbert was 69.
The author is understood to have been in good health recently, with events planned to support the publication of his new paperback, Ash,...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 10:26
A L Kennedy's The Blue Book and Jake Arnott's The House of Rumour are to be the first books in a literary imprint from Amazon US, 'Little A'.
Kennedy is published in the UK by Vintage and Arnott by Sceptre.
The imprint, which is headed by senior editor Ed Park, will publish 10 titles a year...
Wed, 13/03/2013 - 08:30
Kobo and Curtis Brown have teamed up to create free scholarships for the Curtis Brown Creative courses.
The Kobo Writing Life Scholarship will be open to writers without the financial means to attend a Curtis Brown Creative course, creating a free place on each of their three annual courses.
Places on the six months-long novel...
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 11:38
Curtis Brown has bought a 50% stake in fellow agency Conville & Walsh.
Conville & Walsh will retain its name and operating independence, with Curtis Brown chief executives Jonny Geller and Ben Hall joining its board. The smaller agency will move into Curtis Brown's Haymarket offices in November.
The two will share...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 09:00
The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency has become the latest to set up an in-house digital and p.o.d. publishing imprint. The Thistle imprint will use Amazon publishing programme White Glove to release e-books and print-on-demand copies of titles where the e-book rights are not controlled by a publisher.
Lownie (pictured) said...