Fri, 22/02/2013 - 11:49
Headline has acquired an official "Coronation Street" book, chronicling the soap's pub, The Rovers Return, and the role it has played in the series.
Non-fiction publishing director Jonathan Taylor and publisher Emma Tait acquired world rights in the title, Coronation Street: The Rovers Return Story by Tim...
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 11:46
Headline has acquired two novels by debut author Sarah Hilary, with the first book to be the beginning of a new crime series.
Deputy publishing director for fiction Vicki Mellor bought British Commonwealth and European, non-exclusive Canada, rights in the novels from Jane Gregory of Gregory & Co. The series will feature D K Marnie...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 12:13
Headline has acquired The Submissive Trilogy, which originated as fan fiction inspired by the Twilight novels.
Kate Byrne, senior commissioning editor for fiction at Headline Publishing Group, acquired British Commonwealth excluding Canada in four books from Penguin US in a pre-emptive deal. Author Tara Sue Me first published the...
Wed, 13/02/2013 - 11:38
Headline has launched an online app to celebrate the publication on Valentine's Day of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, the sequel to A Discovery of Witches.
The free All Souls app offers interactive tours of Oxford and London, which feature in the two books.
The tours can be accessed via smartphone...
Thu, 07/02/2013 - 08:00
Headline has acquired a new popular science book by Guardian science correspondent Alok Jha.
Non-fiction publisher Simon Thorogood beat two other publishers to snap up UK and Commonwealth rights from Will Francis at Janklow & Nesbit in The Water Book, a narrative-driven biography of the life-sustaining substance...
Mon, 17/12/2012 - 08:17
Headline is gearing up to take a greater slice of the cookery market pie as it plans to build a bigger food list and acquire young, up-and-coming culinary stars.
Deputy publishing director Sarah Emsley is spearheading the plans to give the cookery list a lift, acquiring two books by the winner of this year's "Great British...
Thu, 29/11/2012 - 15:21
Headline's UK and international sales director Aslan Byrne is moving to Random House as sales director for Cornerstone.
Byrne will take up his new role in March 2013, reporting to deputy group UK sales director Ed Christie. Byrne will replace Rob Waddington, who has been promoted to the newly created role of deputy group sales...
Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:00
Headline has acquired two books by debut author, and Faber Academy Novel Writing Course graduate, Colette McBeth.
Publishing director for fiction Imogen Taylor bought world rights in the two novels on a significant pre-empt from Nicola Barr at Greene & Heaton.
The first novel, Precious Thing, is described by...
Fri, 09/11/2012 - 10:15
Headline imprint Tinder Press has acquired two new novels by Patrick Gale, who moves from Fourth Estate.
Imogen Taylor, publishing director for fiction at Headline, bought world English-language rights from Caradoc King at A P Watt.
Taylor said: “I’ve long been a huge Patrick Gale fan. He writes with tremendous...
Tue, 30/10/2012 - 09:49
Headline has promoted two editorial staff members, with Vicki Mellor moving up to become deputy publishing director.
Mellor will take on a brief to expand Headline's publishing in the crime and thriller area. She is currently the editor for authors including Karen Rose, Lisa Gardner and Andy McDermott. Mellor will continue to...