Wed, 14/08/2013 - 07:00
Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh are to hold a second "Discovery Day" at Foyles. Unpublished writers are invited to bring in their manuscripts and pitch their novels.
Last year's inaugural event, run by Curtis...
Fri, 28/06/2013 - 09:20
Agents are reporting strong sales for in-house e-book ventures, with their success helping to generate better publishing deals for their clients.
Andrew Lownie said his agency’s initiative—Thistle Publishing, which uses Amazon’s White Glove programme—is expanding quickly. It has published more than 50 e-books...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:00
Headline imprint Tinder Press has acquired a new novel by Helen Walsh, who was previously published by Canongate.
Tinder Press publisher Mary-Anne Harrington acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in the novel, The Lemon Grove, with plans to publish in spring 2014. The deal was brokered by Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:59
What do authors want from their publisher? In my experience it is two things:
1. Their book to get to as many people as possible in the most agreeable form and manner possible.
2. See Point 1.
What authors and agents also want these days is for publishers not to get in the way of...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:00
Book industry figures around the world have expressed their sadness at the death of bestselling horror writer James Herbert at home in Sussex yesterday (20th March). Herbert was 69.
The author is understood to have been in good health recently, with events planned to support the publication of his new paperback, Ash,...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 10:26
A L Kennedy's The Blue Book and Jake Arnott's The House of Rumour are to be the first books in a literary imprint from Amazon US, 'Little A'.
Kennedy is published in the UK by Vintage and Arnott by Sceptre.
The imprint, which is headed by senior editor Ed Park, will publish 10 titles a year...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:28
Basic book contracts should grant a fixed-term licence in a book rather than rights for the length of copyright, agent Peter Straus has said.
But publishers have argued that such a change would hit advances and damage their ability to invest in titles.
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 09:00
The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency has become the latest to set up an in-house digital and p.o.d. publishing imprint. The Thistle imprint will use Amazon publishing programme White Glove to release e-books and print-on-demand copies of titles where the e-book rights are not controlled by a publisher.
Lownie (pictured) said...
Thu, 03/01/2013 - 08:40
A Twitter account impersonating author John le Carré has been suspended after publishing a malicious tweet claiming J K Rowling had died.
Le Carré's agent Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown (pictured) alerted Twitter to the account, @JLeCarre, which claimed to be the "official" account of the novelist and had...
Tue, 04/12/2012 - 09:15
Agency Curtis Brown has launched a digital self-publishing programme through Kindle Direct Publishing and CreateSpace, in a venture primarily aimed at breaking UK authors into the US market.
Writers including Tony Parsons, Adele Parks, Colin Bateman, Emily Barr and Rosie Goodwin are among those...