Fri, 07/03/2014 - 13:06
Canongate has signed world rights to Blackbird, the first in a new crime series by Texan author Tom Wright.
Publishing director Francis Bickmore did the deal with Victoria Hobbs at AM Heath, and plan to publish in July 2014.
Rights have also been sold in the Netherlands and Bulgaria, and Canongate plan to promote the...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 12:50
Headline has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in a "controversial and deeply emotive" thriller from 29-year-old writer Jenny Blackhurst.
Deputy publishing director Vicki Mellor signed the deal for How I Lost You with Laetitia Rutherford at Watson, Little. German rights were sold to Luebbe after a five-way auction...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 12:45
Guardian Faber has signed a book from photographer and writer Dominick Tyler.
Laura Hassan, commissioning editor, bought world rights in all languages directly from the author.
The book, titled Uncommon Ground, is described as "am uplifting and unique celebration of language and landscape". It will provide a...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:30
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) has topped a poll to find the most life-changing books for teenagers.
The Writes of Passage poll was undertaken by the organisers of today's World Book Day (6th March), to find the books that most inspired and changed the lives of teenaged readers.
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:40
The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called for an end to the limitations placed on e-book lending in public libraries.
CILIP said that libraries should have the same right to lend e-books in the same way that they can lend print books, in order to promote literacy and foster a passion for...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 16:07
Hot Key Books has signed a book from actress and writer Emerald Fennell.
Emma Matthewson, editor-at-large, signed UK and Commonwealth rights for Monsters in a deal with Sophie Hicks at the Ed Victor Agency.
The blackly comic book is described as "The Shining meets the Curious Incident of the Dog in...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 15:21
Philip Pullman has spoken out in defence of school libraries, saying it is "very important that every school, secondary or primary, should have a properly staffed, and properly equipped and properly furnished library."
Speaking on Radio 4's "Today"...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 08:50
Miriam Farbey has been made publisher at Scholastic UK, as part of a series of changes at Scholastic's editorial team.
Farbey [pictured], who will begin the role on 6th March, will lead the publishing and design team. Reporting to her will be Alison Green, publisher at Alison Green books, editorial director for non-fiction...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 08:40
Sphere has signed an autobiography from "Geordie Shore" star Vicky Pattison.
Nothing But The Truth is described as "an explosive account of Vicky's time on the hit reality show".
Senior commissioning editor Hannah Boursnell acquired world rights from David Riding at MBA Literary Agents, in...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 15:31
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired an autobiography from The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) star Joey Essex.
World rights, including serial, were signed following a multi-publisher auction, with commissioning editor Briony Gowlett making the deal with Amanda Preston at LBA in association with Dave Read at Neon Management.