Mon, 13/05/2013 - 09:00
Swedish husband-and-wife crime writing duo Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, who write together under the name Lars Kepler, have launched a literary agency with publishing group Bonnierförlagen.
The venture will be headed up by Head of Zeus rights director Elisabet Brännström.
The Stockholm-based joint...
Mon, 25/03/2013 - 14:46
Head of Zeus has acquired three new titles, including the debut novel from BBC Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie.
Senior editor Rosie de Courcy, who joined the publisher in December, signed Naughtie’s Cold War thriller The Madness of July in a world rights deal with Felicity Bryan at the Felicity Bryan Literary Agency...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 09:01
Authors have admitted they welcome the “huge boost” in sales when their e-books are sold at rock-bottom prices, despite concern over the long-term impact.
It is believed individual authors have earned in the hundreds of thousands from books included in the long-running 20p promotion on Sony and Amazon.
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 17:36
Head of Zeus and AudioGO are to co-publish audiobook versions of titles in light of the audio market “set to grow very substantially over the coming years.”
The new publisher will use the partnership with upcoming major titles, which will be available across various platforms on CD and digital download.
Thu, 20/12/2012 - 08:30
Head of Zeus has announced the appointment of Rosie de Courcy as senior editor.
De Courcy will have a specific role to acquire and commission new series fiction.
Anthony Cheetham, who set up Head of Zeus in January and published its first titles in July, said: "When we worked together in an earlier incarnation Rosie was...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 11:06
Head of Zeus has pre-empted world rights to a book on the mysterious disappearance of Lord Lucan by award-winning biographer Laura Thompson.
Richard Milbank, publishing director of non-fiction at Head of Zeus signed the deal for The Circle: The Mysterious Case of Lord Lucan with Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency for what was...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 13:53
Head of Zeus has acquired a non-fiction title which explores the life of a 7th-century warrior, said to be the real-life inspiration for J R R Tolkien's character, Aragorn.
Publishing director for non-fiction Richard Milbank bought world rights in Max Adams' The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of...
Fri, 02/11/2012 - 14:09
Head of Zeus has acquired a book on the global financial crisis, The Default Line by Faisal Islam, to be published in May 2013.
Richard Milbank bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Georgina Capel at Capel & Land for a “robust five-figure sum”. The publisher described the book as “an accessible and...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 10:42
Head of Zeus has acquired a trilogy of thrillers by Jonathan Holt, pre-empting the novels in a six-figure deal.
Fiction editorial director Laura Palmer bought world rights in The Carnivia Trilogy by Holt from Caradoc King at A P Watt. Head of Zeus will publish the first in the series in hardback, export trade paperback and e-book in...
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 08:00
Head of Zeus has appointed Richard Milbank as publishing director, non-fiction, with Milbank moving from Octopus to take up the post.
Milbank, who has also previously worked at Orion, Quercus and Atlantic, will begin work at Head of Zeus on 24th September, and will be responsible for a programme of up to thirty titles a year, with a...