Mon, 04/02/2013 - 08:45
Penguin imprint Viking has signed comedian Jennifer Saunders' autobiography, to be published this autumn.
Joel Rickett, publisher at Viking, acquired world rights to the as-yet-untitled book from Maureen Vincent and Robert Kirby at United Agents.
Saunders achieved fame as in the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s,...
Wed, 19/12/2012 - 10:43
Joel Rickett has been promoted to the role of publisher of Penguin imprints Viking and Portfolio Penguin.
The editor, who was responsible for Clare Balding’s bestselling memoir My Animals and Other Family, was described as having a “a terrific year in 2012” by Viking publishing director Venetia Butterfield...
Tue, 23/10/2012 - 08:00
Penguin has acquired a title by the Olympic and World Champion Triathlon stars, brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.
Viking editorial director Joel Rickett bought world rights from Professional Sports Group in Swim, Bike, Run to be published in June 2013 as a hardback and e-book, at the start of the Triathlon season....
Mon, 25/06/2012 - 08:04
Penguin UK, US and India have together acquired a narrative non-fiction account of the terrorist siege which took place at Mumbai's Taj hotel in November 2008.
Viking editorial director Joel Rickett bought world rights from David Godwin at David Godwin Associates, with Chiki Sarkar at Penguin India and Emily Murdock Baker at...
Mon, 26/03/2012 - 07:52
Penguin has been employing "Harry Potter-style security measures" for a book it releases today [26th March], billing the secret non-fiction title as containing an "astonishing breakthrough" which explains the birth of Christianity for the first time.
The Sign: The Shroud of Turin and the Secret of the...
Tue, 21/02/2012 - 07:25
Portfolio has acquired a memoir by Michael Woodford, the 51-year-old former president and c.e.o. of Olympus, who turned whistleblower when he uncovered an accounting fraud worth more than $1bn within the company that the board was trying to hide.
Editorial director Joel Rickett bought world English language rights jointly with Adrian...
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 12:13
Viking has won a title by journalist Ed Caesar about marathon running and the race to beat the two-hour barrier, using research and interviews to be conducted around the world.
Viking editorial director Joel Rickett bought UK and Commonwealth rights following a three-round and then best bids auction, with Simon & Schuster and...
Fri, 30/09/2011 - 10:59
Viking has paid a six-figure sum at auction for an authorised biography of The Stone Roses, whose eponymous début has been lauded as one of the best albums of all time.
Editorial director Joel Rickett bought rights to Fool’s Gold by Simon Spence, who ghosted The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham...
Tue, 30/08/2011 - 15:15
Penguin business imprint Portfolio has acquired a title by Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman Jim O'Neill.
World rights to The Growth Map was acquired jointly by Portfolio UK editorial director Joel Rickett and Adrian Zackheim, Portfolio founder and publisher in the US, directly from the author.
The book will...
Wed, 13/10/2010 - 15:44
Penguin Portfolio, the publisher's business imprint new to the UK, is pairing up with international accounting and consulting firm Deloitte.
The imprint will publish As One by Deloitte c.e.o. James Quigley and Mehrdad Baghai in Feburary 2011. Baghai is co-leader of the Deloitte As One project, an internal initiative which...