Tue, 16/10/2012 - 11:31
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a debut thriller set in west London in 1952, with publishing director Nick Sayers snapping up the title, Breathe, on the basis of a partial typescript and outline from Jim Gill at United Agents.
Sayers bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the novel by Dominick...
Thu, 11/10/2012 - 10:55
Hodder is planning to revamp the novels of Erich Segal, whose first book, Love Story, was made into an iconic film in 1970 starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw.
The author died in January 2010.
Hodder publisher Carolyn Mays bought British and Commonwealth rights in Segal’s eight books from Andrew Nurnberg, with...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 10:24
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired erotic romance All I Want Is You by Elizabeth Anthony.
Publishing director Carolyn Mays bought world rights from David Grossman, with Anthony the pseudonym of an established author of historical fiction. The publisher said: "'Downton Abbey' meets Fifty Shades of Grey...
Wed, 03/10/2012 - 15:21
In a whirlwind pre-Frankfurt deal, Hodder & Stoughton has pre-empted high-concept novel The Three, and one other, by South African author Sarah Lotz, in what is believed to have been a high six-figure deal.
Associate publisher Oliver Johnson and commissioning editor Anne Perry bought world rights in the novels, making...
Mon, 01/10/2012 - 15:32
Hachette companies Orion and Hodder & Stoughton are jointly publishing a new story by bestselling authors Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill.
Originally an Esquire magazine exclusive, the story, "In the Tall Grass", will be released as an audio download and e-book original on 9th October. The e-book will be...
Mon, 01/10/2012 - 14:17
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the memoirs of Eva Schloss, a childhood friend of Anne Frank, who became her posthumous step-sister when her mother married Otto Frank after they both lost their spouses in the Holocaust.
Editorial director Fenella Bates bought world rights from Gaia Banks at Sheil Land, with the book to be...
Mon, 24/09/2012 - 14:00
Hodder and Hodder Children's Books have jointly acquired two titles from the daily blogger of family life, Doodlemum.
Two Roads publisher Lisa Highton and Emma Layfield, editorial director of picture books at Hodder Children's Books, bought world rights from Araminta Whitley and Philippa...
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 11:30
Stephen King is to revisit his classic horror novel The Shining in a new title lined up for next year.
Doctor Sleep will follow Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel.
Editor Philippa Pride acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from...
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 08:45
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the first biography of Roger Bushell, better known as "Big X", who played a key role in the mass breakout of Allied prisoners from a Second World War prisoner camp, depicted in film "The Great Escape".
Non-fiction publisher Rupert Lancaster bought world rights in the biography,...
Fri, 07/09/2012 - 10:56
Hodder has acquired the story of a sexual submissive, Bound to You by Nichi Hodgson.
Fenella Bates, Hodder non-fiction editorial director, acquired world rights from Lisa Moylett of the Coombs Moylett Literary Agency.
She said: 'We are extremely excited to be publishing Nichi's book. There is clearly a huge...