Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:05
Harper NonFiction and William Morrow in the US have acquired world English rights to Amy Morin's Master Your Mental Strength.
The book, based on a Forbes.com article that went viral and attracted more than 9m views, is a self-help title that identifies 13 common habits that hold people back, and how to avoid them....
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:03
HarperCollins' relaunched self-help imprint HarperThorsons will begin with books from authors including Dr Julie Holland and William Ury.
The imprint, first launched in 1930 by Leonard Woodford, has focused on self-improvement, psychology,...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:36
The forthcoming Hercule Poirot novel by Sophie Hannah has been sold into 29 languages and more than 50 territories by publisher HarperCollins and Acorn Productions.
Hannah's novel, currently untitled, will be the first featuring the Belgian detective for 39 years. It is the first ever Agatha Christie novel to be written, with the...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 13:52
HarperCollins has signed world rights to a book on young boy band 5 Seconds of Summer.
The band, made up of Australian teenagers Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton, were spotted on YouTube covering hit songs, and were invited by One Direction to open for them on their worldwide tour. They have since had a number one EP in 48 countries,...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 13:45
HarperFiction has signed a deal for four more novels from Lindsey Kelk, author of the I Heart series.
Lynne Drew signed world rights from Rowan Lawton of Furniss Lawton, with the first book planned for publication in spring 2015.
Kelk's most recent book, I Heart Christmas, was a bestseller in November 2013,...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:40
Children’s author Michael Bond has written a new Paddington Bear book, which will be published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in November.
Love From Paddington is a series of letters from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy back in Peru, recounting his escapades following his arrival in London and his first encounter...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 08:50
Writer Doris Lessing was remembered as a visionary whose writing continued to surprise and challenge her readers, at a memorial service held yesterday afternoon (Monday 7th April).
Publishers from Italy, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, Poland, Turkey, China and Japan, together with authors, agents and fans, joined...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 11:36
Fourth Estate has signed up two new books ahead of LBF next week.
Louise Haines has signed world rights in Giorgio Locatelli's latest cook book, following on from Made in Italy and Made in Sicily (both Fourth Estate).
The deal was done with Alice Saunders at LAW Agency. Haines said: "Giorgio Locatelli is one of the...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 10:00
Publishers have been accused of “holding authors over a barrel” when it comes to e-book royalties.
With the London Book Fair set to open tomorrow (8th April), agents have told The Bookseller there has been a “land grab”, with some major publishers accused of refusing to publish e-books where contracts...
Mon, 31/03/2014 - 09:30
HarperFiction has pre-empted a six-figure two-book deal with debut author Jax Miller on the eve of London Book Fair.
Simon Trewin of WME agents sold UK & Commonwealth rights through HarperFiction’s executive publisher Kate Elton and deputy publishing director Sarah Hodgson for Freedom’s Child and a second...