Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:41
If last year’s erotica boom has taught the publishing industry anything it is that the old cliché is true—sex really does sell. Something that publishers will be hoping stays true for this year too, with New Adult the latest sexy genre getting publishers excited.
So, what is New Adult? Well it is often billed as...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:14
Penguin division Michael Joseph is seeing big international sales for debut thriller Eeny Meeny after signing the book in a pre-LBF deal.
Publishing director Rowland White signed the book by MJ Arlidge from Hellie Ogden at Janklow and Nesbit, and has now sold it to territories including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France,...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 07:45
Viking has won the nine-way publisher auction in the UK for London Book Fair buzzed-about book, 28-year-old Emma Healey’s debut novel Strange Companions.
Publishing director Venetia Butterfield [pictured] acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the title, from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown, with four...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:10
Publishers are maximising international rights revenue as they seek to spread risk away from recession-hit Europe.
The Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook 2012, published at the PA a.g.m. this week (8th May) showed a 30% rise in income for publishers’ rights deals and co-editions (to £178m) since the same...
Fri, 26/04/2013 - 09:56
The Books Are My Bag campaign has already seen thousands of bags ordered from independent booksellers as the deadline for orders fast approaches.
Seven Stories bookshop in Newcastle has ordered 1,000 bags, David’s Bookshop in Letchworth has ordered 800, Debbie James from the Bookshop, Kibworth, has ordered 500 and J&G Innes...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 11:45
Pan Macmillan has acquired Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs by cartoonist Rupert Fawcett, with plans to publish in September 2013.
Publisher Jon Butler pre-empted world rights from agent Louise Burns at the Andrew Mann agency, in a London Book Fair deal.
The title ties in with Fawcett's daily blog, Off the...
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...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 06:30
Arcadia has secured rights to three new novels, after publisher Gary Pulsifer's pre-empts were accepted at the London Book Fair.
World English language rights were acquired in Jo Confesso by Catalan writer Jasume Cabre. The book has been compared to The Shadow of the Wind, and concerns a 60-year-old man...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:42
Headline signed four novels from Norwegian psychiatrist-turned-crime writer Torkil Damhaug. World English-language rights were bought by publishing director Imogen Taylor and editor Flora Rees from David Miller at Rogers, Coleridge & White, on behalf of Kristin Weholt of Cappelen Damm...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:20
This week's London Book Fair saw a return to the hectic fair auctions of pre-recession years, with some literary fiction said to be going for "silly money".
Orion General Division m.d. Lisa Milton called the fair "really buzzy and confident". She said: "Everyone seems to be very positive, which after...