Mon, 29/09/2014 - 13:33
Biteback has signed UK and Commonwealth rights to the memoir of Valérie Trierweiler, the French bestseller recounting her tumultuous relationship with French president Francois Hollande.
The book, Thank You for the Moment (Merci Pour Le Moment) caused a stir in its native country, prompting the French...
Mon, 29/09/2014 - 09:40
Faber is launching a new imprint of modern classics, including titles from T S Eliot, Kazuo Ishiguro and Hanif Kureishi.
The list will begin with 10 titles in April 2015, with a further six books following in June. Associate fiction publisher Hannah Griffiths will lead the in-house publishing team for the list, which will cover Faber...
Mon, 29/09/2014 - 08:30
Blink Publishing has signed a title from "Britain's Got Talent"-winning band Collabro, for publication in 2015.
The band, made up of Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas J Redgrave, won this year's edition of ITV's "Britain's Got Talent", with their first album...
Fri, 26/09/2014 - 13:07
Canongate has pre-empted a new crime series by author Sally Andrew ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Louisa Joyner at Canongate and Mandy Brett and Michael Heyward at Text have pre-empted rights in two books in a deal with Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann. Attempted pre-empts have already been made in the US and other territories for...
Fri, 26/09/2014 - 13:03
Faber has pre-empted a debut thriller by Tim Baker, Fever City.
Editorial director Angus Cargill bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada, and translation rights, in a deal with Tom Witcomb at Blake Friedmann.
The book is made of up three linking narratives, beginning with a kidnapping in LA in 1960, before...
Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:59
William Collins has signed a title exploring the growth of the Islamic State, for publication in January 2015.
Martin Redfern, editorial director, signed UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in ISIS: The State of Terror by Jessica Stern and J M Berger in a deal with Martha Kaplan of the Martha Kaplan Agency....
Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:56
John Murray has pre-empted a collection of short stories and debut novel from Irish writer Danielle McLaughlin.
Editorial director Mark Richards signed UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada for the novel, and UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada and Ireland for the short stories, in a deal with Lucy Luck at Lucy Luck...
Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:53
Pan Macmillan has signed crime writer Mari Hannah for two more books, while television rights for her Kate Daniels series have also been optioned.
Gina Carter and Stephen Fry at Sprout Pictures optioned television rights in a deal in a deal with Daniel Nixon at Blake Friedmann on behalf of Oliver Munson at AM Heath & Co.
Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:41
Aurum Press has signed a book from former Pulp guitarist Russell Senior.
Freak Out the Squares will chart Senior's time at the centre of Britpop, from the band's triumphant reunion in 2011, to early days in Sheffield and the writing of Common People.
Robin Harvie acquired world rights from the Rupert Heath...
Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:39
Oneworld has signed a new non-fiction title from author Daniel Klein.
Senior commissioning editor Mike Harpley signed Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It, in a deal for UK and Commonwealth rights with Sabila Khan at Penguin US.
The book will combine memoir and meditation with a sense of humour, to...