Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:19
Square Peg is to publish a “learned and humourous” book based on the Ask the Past blog.
Publishing director Rosemary Davidson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to Elizabeth Archibald’s book from James Gill at United Agents.
Archibald, a historian at Johns Hopkins University in the US,...
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 08:50
Picador has acquired a book about “the ancient and deep-seated human fascination with flight”.
Publisher Paul Baggaley bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Skybound by Rebecca Loncraine from James Gill at United Agents.
Loncraine suffered from breast cancer in her early 30s, and after recovery decided to...
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 09:00
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has won a four-publisher auction for The Letters of Ivor Punch by Colin MacIntyre.
Sophie Buchan, commissioning editor at W&N fiction, bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from James Gill at United Agents for a "solid five-figure sum".
Set on the island of Mull,...
Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:30
Canongate has signed five of Margaret Drabble's backlist to release as e-books for the first time, as part of a campaign to promote digital reading to older readers.
Fiction editor Louisa Joyner signed e-only rights in The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, and a trilogy made up of The Radiant Way, A...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 09:00
Strong differences have emerged within the trade over the effectiveness of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on e-book files.
The issue came to the fore as divided views were voiced on DRM at this week's FutureBook Conference (3rd December). Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie, who is also president of the...
Thu, 26/04/2012 - 08:10
Hodder & Stoughton has bought a debut about Roman Britain, The Lion and The Lamb, by Durham academic Dr John Henry Clay.
The publisher acquired British and Commonwealth rights from James Gill at United Agents and will publish in 2013. Italian rights have been sold to Newton Compton in a pre-empt.
Tue, 01/11/2011 - 09:20
Little, Brown has acquired a debut novel by Times critic, columnist and features writer Kevin Maher, with publishing director Clare Smith snapping up her first title for the imprint in a hotly contested four-way auction.
Smith bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Fields for a "good five-figure sum"...
Tue, 13/09/2011 - 08:30
Joanna Trollope is to write a contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility as part of a new series to be published by HarperFiction.
Publishing director Louisa Joyner bought world rights from James Gill at United Agents. Trollope's Sense and Sensibility will be published in autumn 2013. It...
Fri, 15/10/2010 - 10:48
Simon & Schuster has bought rights to a debut novel set in Regency London and the beginning of the slave trade in the 16th century.
Editorial director Mike Jones bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from James Gill at United Agents. The book, The English Monster by Lloyd Shepherd, will be published in 2012....