Tue, 23/04/2013 - 10:06
Tor UK has acquired a trilogy by Australian author Ben Peek, in a six-figure world rights deal with agent John Jarrold following a "hard-fought" auction. The underbidder was Hana Osman at Michael Joseph.
Editorial director Julie Crisp bought world rights in epic fantasy novel, Immolation, and two sequels,...
Tue, 17/04/2012 - 08:05
Gollancz has signed a three-book fantasy series by Stephen Hunt named The Far-Called.
The first volume, In Dark Service, is to be published in 2013. Gollancz director Gillian Redfearn signed world rights from agent John Jarrold.
Stephen has authored six previous fantasy novels published by HarperCollins Voyager in...
Mon, 21/11/2011 - 15:13
Pan Macmillan science-fiction and fantasy imprint Tor UK has acquired world rights in the first two volumes of a fantasy series by author of existing Legends of the Red Sun series, Mark Charan Newton.
Senior commissioning editor Bella Pagan bought world rights through John Jarrold, making her first acquisition at the imprint, with...
Tue, 21/12/2010 - 08:20
Pan Macmillan has acquired world rights for two epic fantasy novels in new series The Faithful and the Fallen by John Gwynne.
Julie Crisp, editorial director of Pan Macmillan, made the five-figure pre-emptive deal through agent John Jarrold for a "very good" five-figure sum.
The stories combine elements of Celtic myth...
Mon, 15/02/2010 - 04:54
Fantasy author William King has signed a "major" three-book deal with Black Library, returning to the publisher after "a long hiatus".
The prolific author is to pen a trilogy based on high elf characters Tyrion and Teclis, and is set more than two hundred years before the Warhammer timeline. The first in the trilogy...
Tue, 29/09/2009 - 05:55
Solaris Books, which was sold by Games Workshop to Rebellion earlier this month, has acquired a further two two novels by fantasy author Paul Kearney.
Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor, bought UK and US rights to the two books for an undisclosed sum via agent John Jarrold.
Set on the same world as his previous...
Fri, 18/09/2009 - 06:30
Corvus has acquired two novels by award-winning science fiction author Chris Beckett. Publishing director Nicolas Cheetham paid "a good five-figure sum" for the books in the deal, conducted via agent John Jarrold.
The first title, The Holy Machine, is due out in 2010. Corvus holds world rights, excluding the US. The...
Mon, 15/12/2008 - 12:31
John Jarrold has concluded a deal for the third urban fantasy novel by Natasha Rhodes with Christian Dunn of Solaris. The BL Publishing imprint bought world rights for Circus of Sins, which will be published in 2010.
Rhodes has previously written tie-in novels for Blade and Final Destination. Her previous two books in the series...
Fri, 14/12/2007 - 14:13
Jo Fletcher at Gollancz has paid a "decent" five-figure sum for world rights in three supernatural thrillers by debut novelist Suzanne MacLeod. The deal was struck with John Jarrold.
McLeod's novel sequence centres on Genevieve Taylor, who lives in a London "where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins and scheming...