Fri, 25/02/2011 - 11:47
Satirical photographer and filmmaker Alison Jackson will be focusing her eye on the Royal Wedding with a new book from Quadrille about Prince William and Kate Middleton's forthcoming nuptials.
Anne Furniss, Quadrille editorial director, bought world rights to Kate and Wills Up the Aisle: A Right Royal Fairy Tale from Jonny...
Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:21
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the account of the life of "real life Charlotte Gray". Pearl Witherington was the only female agent in the Special Operations Executive to run her own network in France during the second world war.
Hodder non-fiction publisher Hannah Black bought world rights excluding America and Canada...
Wed, 05/01/2011 - 16:51
Picture the scene in the boardroom at the Haymarket offices of Curtis Brown. Jonny Geller and Jonathan 'J Llo' Lloyd and other senior CB'ites are in conference. It is the middle half of 2010 and things have not been going well. Revenue has been down month after month after month. Publishers just aren't paying out the big advances any more....
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 09:30
Curtis Brown Creative is launching the first creative writing school to be run by a literary agency.
The course will run in Curtis Brown's offices for three months, from 5th May to July 21st. Fifteen students will be selected in March on the basis of a synopsis and 3,000 words of a novel in progress.
Anna Davis, five-times...
Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:27
Curtis Brown books department m.d. Jonny Geller will be taking an authorised biography of South African activist and cleric Desmond Tutu to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Written by the South African journalist Allister Sparks, in collaboration with Tutu's daughter Mpho and with the full co-operation of the subject, the book is described as...
Thu, 23/09/2010 - 15:44
Orion has signed another two-book deal with bestselling chick-lit author Erica James.
Deputy publishing director Kate Mills bought UK and Commonwealth rights including Canada through Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown.
Mills said: "Every time Erica delivers a new book, I never know if I'm going to be laughing out loud or...
Tue, 20/07/2010 - 06:39
Bloomsbury has won a four-way auction for a novel and debut collection of stories by an author who has been tipped by literary names such as Philip Hensher and Michel Faber.
Helen Garnons-Williams, editorial director for fiction, bought UK & Commonwealth rights to both of Lucy Wood's books from Elizabeth Sheinkman at Curtis...
Thu, 27/05/2010 - 15:48
Apple’s iPad is unlikely to have more than a limited selection of e-books for its launch tomorrow (28th May), with not one publisher confirming it had a deal in place just hours before the device hits the shelves.
Although it has been widely rumoured Hachette UK and Penguin were close to finalising deals, no one from either company...
Sun, 28/03/2010 - 07:00
Canongate has acquired a trilogy of werewolf thriller novels by Glen Duncan in a pre-emptive deal.
Francis Bickmore, acquiring editor at Canongate, bought world rights (excluding North America) for an undisclosed sum from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.
Bickmore said: "Glen Duncan's slathery thriller is a wickedly original...
Tue, 19/01/2010 - 13:25
Blake Friedmann has signed up author David Hewson, with Carole Blake representing his literary work and Conrad Williams his film and television rights.
Hewson, author of the Nic Costa series of thrillers. was previously with Curtis Brown, which acted as his agent for 15 years. He is currently researching his next novel in Venice...