Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:24
Orion imprint Indigo has acquired the first YA novel from US author Carl Hiaasen.
Skink No Surrender will introduce teen readers to Skink, a character who first appeared in Hiaasen’s adult novel Double Whammy (Pan Books).
Fiona Kennedy, m.d. and publisher of Indigo, acquired the UK and Commonwealth...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 10:00
This year’s London Book Fair—the last to be held in the Earls Court premises—has been hailed as “buzzing” and “busy”, although also thinner than usual in terms of good books on offer to UK editors. The positive mood among delegates also extended to the move to the smaller Olympia venue (pictured) for...
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:00
UK publishers at London Book Fair were yesterday (9th April) chasing a deal for a Swedish epic family drama based on a true story. Meanwhile, a UK deal for a “great” German novel was also close.
Made in Sweden, authored by journalist and crime writer Anders Roslund and screenwriter Stefan Thunberg, has already...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 09:20
Sceptre has signed a three-book deal with David Mitchell, including a sequel to The Reason I Jump.
Carole Welch acquired to UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown for two novels, with the first slated for publication in 2018.
As well as the novels, Welch also signed a sequel to...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 09:30
Tracy Chevalier is the latest author to write a novel inspired by a Shakespeare play as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series.
Chevalier, who will retell Othello, is the sixth author to join the series, which presents retellings of Shakespeare for contemporary readers, alongside writers including...
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:15
Penguin Press imprint Allen Lane is to publish Good Morning, Mr Mandela, a memoir by the late Nelson Mandela’s assistant Zelda la Grange.
The book will be released worldwide on 19th June.
Publishing director Helen Conford acquired world English rights from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.
Tue, 25/03/2014 - 13:07
Hodder’s purchase of Quercus has been hailed as a “good fit” by the trade, but concerns have been raised over possible redundancies and the loss of another independent publisher.
Hachette UK announced this morning (25th March) that Hodder was...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:25
Novelist Howard Jacobson is returning to Jonathan Cape for his new novel, J, with editor Dan Franklin saying he has “very high hopes” for the novel when it comes to awards.
Jacobson published six novels with Franklin before moving to Bloomsbury, which published the 2010...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:05
Novelist Hanif Kureishi has dismissed creative writing courses as "a waste of time" and said he would never have gone on one himself, despite teaching a writing course at Kingston University.
Kureishi was speaking at the Independent Bath Literature Festival, at an event supported by the creative writing department of Bath...
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 08:40
Cornerstone's Century and Arrow imprints have resigned Lisa Jewell for more two novels.
Publisher Selina Walker struck a deal for British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, with Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown.
The two new novels will be published in hardcover and paperback in 2015 and 2016.
Walker said she felt...